2024 MEXT Research Student Scholarship

Currently Accepting Applications for the Research Student Scholarship
To apply, please read our Application Instructions, then follow the link below to download the necessary documents. (Deadline: Thursday, June 8, 2023)

Please note that successful candidates who pass the document screening are required to take the written exams on the morning of Friday, June 24, 2022, at the University of Hawaii, Moore Hall, Room 319. Only those who pass the written exams will be eligible to sit for an interview on the same afternoon.

Application Instructions for the MEXT Research Student Scholarship - Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu

Deadline: Thursday, June 8, 2023 (4:00 pm)
All application documents must be submitted by the above date
Submit your application to:
                                   Center for Japanese Studies
                                    Moore Hall 216                     
                                    University of Hawaii at Manoa
                                    1890 East-West Road
                                    Honolulu, HI  96822
Note: Late or incomplete applications will be disqualified. Please carefully read the Application Guidelines (including Notes) and follow all instructions.
Application instructions:
  1. Follow the link to the Study in Japan website: Research Student Scholarship.
  2. Carefully read the Application Guidelines.
  3. Download and complete the Application Forms for the Research Student Scholarship.
  4. Number each document as instructed in the Application Guidelines.
  5. Mail or hand-deliver your application packet no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 8, 2023 to the University of Hawaii’s Center for Japanese Studies, Moore Hall 216.
  6. Notify the consulate if you plan to mail in your application packet (lisa.sakamoto@hl.mofa.go.jp). Be sure to keep your postal tracking number.
Please contact lisa.sakamoto@hl.mofa.go.jp.
Thank you!

2024 MEXT Scholarship Research Student Application Schedule

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as Research Students (either as degree seeking or non-degree seeking) under the MEXT Scholarship Program.

●Zoom Informational Meeting - May 12, 2023 (Friday)
(Email: lisa.sakamoto@hl.mofa.go.jp to register by May 11 (Thu) by 4:00 pm)
June 8 (Thu)
by 4:00 pm
Application packet due Center for Japanese Studies, UHM
Moore Hall 216
June 30 (Fri) AM: Written exam UHM
August 10 (Thu) Certificate of Health form due Consulate General of Japan
1742 Nuuanu Avenue
August 25 (Fri) Last day to contact university in Japan for Provisional Letter of Rec.  
September 21 (Thu) - Placement Preference
- Provisional Letter of
  Acceptance due
Consulate General of Japan
1742 Nuuanu Avenue
Late January – Early February Final Results