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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to Canadian students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

The scholarship covers:

  • Full tuition
  • Monthly allowance
  • Round-trip flight between Japan and Canada

Eligibility

  • Age: Applicants must be under 35 years of age
  • Academic background: Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Study area: The same field that the applicant has studied, or a related field

Only applicants holding Canadian citizenship can apply for the program through one of the Japanese diplomatic missions across Canada.

Applications

Find more information and apply to the scholarship.

Selection process

April to May: Recruitment for those arriving in Japan the following April or October is expected to open in April of each year.

June to July: Initial screening (documentary examination, written test and interview) is made at the embassy.

Late August: The embassy then recommends the selected candidates to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

December to February: Notification of results of selection and university placement.

The CIE is unable to answer questions regarding this opportunity. Any questions should be directed to information@to.mofa.go.jp