Culture & Education

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/MEXT) Scholarships

Postgraduate Research Student Scholarships [2019 applications now closed]

MEXT offers Postgraduate Research Scholarships to Irish nationals with a minimum of a bachelor's degree who wish to continue their studies in Japan. Applicants must generally be under the age of 35.
 
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Application materials for the 2020 scholarships will be available in April 2019.

For further information, please contact cultural@ir.mofa.go.jp.

 

Undergraduate Student Scholarships [2019 applications now closed]

MEXT offers Undergraduate Student Scholarships to Irish students who wish to study Social Sciences and Humanities or Natural Sciences at Japanese universities. Applicants must be secondary school graduates or equivalent, between the ages of 17 and 22. The term of the scholarship is 5 or 7 years, depending on the field of study, including one year of preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects provided upon arrival in Japan.

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Application materials for the 2020 scholarships will be available in April 2019.

For further information, please contact cultural@ir.mofa.go.jp

 

Japanese Studies Scholarships [2019 applications now being accepted]

MEXT offers Japanese Studies Student Scholarships to Irish undergraduates born between 2 April 1989 and 1 April 2001 to study at designated Japanese universities for a period of one year as part of their degree, in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language and Japanese culture and affairs.


Successful candidates are expected to have a level of Japanese ability equivalent to Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2.


Application information and materials for the 2019 scholarships can be downloaded below.


1. Application Guidelines
• English (PDF)
• Japanese (PDF)
2. Application Form (PDF)
3. Placement Preference Application Form (PDF)
4. Certificate of Health (PDF)
5. Recommendation Letter sample (PDF)
6. 2019 Course Guide for Japanese Studies Students (PDF)


Applications should be submitted to Ms Marie Mooney, International Co-operation Unit, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 RC96 by Thursday, 24 January 2019.


Please note that documents submitted will not be returned and no e-mail attachments will be accepted.


Examinations and interviews for applicants who pass the initial document screening stage will be held at the Embassy of Japan on Wednesday, 13 February 2019.


If you are not an Irish citizen but wish to apply for a MEXT scholarship, please contact the Embassy of Japan in your home country.

For further information, please contact cultural@ir.mofa.go.jp.

A report by 2015-2016 Japanese Studies Student Delia Lange is available here.



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