Japanese Studies Students Scholarship programme

Closing date: 14 Aug 20
Value of Award: Flights, University Fees, Monthly Allowance (117,000 to 120,000 yen)
No. of awards: One
Tenure: 1 year

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Scholarship Info Forms and Regulations

Fully funded scholarship for a one year exchange to Japan, to learn Japanese language/culture at University!

If you are interested in living and studying in Japan, improving your Japanese language skills, and having a fully funded overseas exchange experience, this scholarship is for you! Take a look at the guidelines linked below and apply by February 15, 2019!


Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must: Be New Zealand citizens from 18 to 30 years old at time of application (born between 2nd April 1989 and 1st April 2001) Have been enrolled for at least one year as an undergraduate student majoring in Japanese language or culture at a university outside of Japan, as of September 2019 Have Japanese abilities of a level at which the student can participate in university lessons. Return to their home institution upon completion of the scholarship.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Please be sure to thoroughly read through the Application Guidelines first. Please submit necessary documents to the office where you intend to take your examination and interview. (Refer to contact details for your closest office) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY
Application Guidelines
Application Form
Scholarship Info Forms and Regulations

Decision makers
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Scholarship Time line December 2018Applications Open 15 February 2019 (Friday)Applications Close 22 February 2019 (Friday)Examinations and interviews announced 6 March 2019 (Wednesday)Examinations and Interviews held Mid-Late March 2019First screening decision (Embassy Side) notification June 2019Final Screening Decision (MEXT side) Notification *Does not guarantee Placement at your chosen university July/August 2019University Placement Notification, Pre-departure Orientation etc. September/October 2019Departure to Japan    

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Please submit your application or enquire to the office where you intend to sit examinations and be interviewed.

Additional information
Warning: In some countries there are fraudulent organisations that offer to help students apply for these Japanese Government scholarships in return for a deposit. The only ways to apply for a Japanese Government scholarships are through the Embassy of Japan in your home country, or through a participating Japanese university. You will not be asked to pay a deposit to apply for the scholarships.  

Who else has information about this award?
For further enquiries, please contact one of the three offices below. Japan Information & Cultural Centre, Embassy of Japan in New Zealand (Wellington) Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch  


For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Contact Information
Embassy of Japan

PO Box 6340 Marion Square
NEW ZEALAND

Phone: (04) 472 7807

Email: jicc@wl.mofa.go.jp

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