Full scholarships are available for exceptionally qualified candidates who have been accepted for study at GRIPS. International students applying for the Young Leaders Program at GRIPS can can apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships. Scholarships are allocated on a competitive basis and only a limited number of scholarships are available. Candidates have to be overseas students that are recommended by Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Young Leaders Program is available to undertake Masters level programs at Japan Universities.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
International students from countries that Japan has diplomatic relations with.
The scholarship award provides for a monthly stipend of 242,000 yen per month (rate in FY 2019; amount is subject to change) to cover living expenses such as food, clothing, and other daily expenses, as well as accommodation, transportation, medical treatment, insurance, and various miscellaneous expenses related to the study at GRIPS. This stipend is fixed and cannot be increased to cover family members. The scholarship also covers university application fee, admission fee, and tuition.
Scholars will be given an economy-class air ticket from their home country to Japan upon enrollment at GRIPS and an economy-class air ticket from Japan to their home country upon completion of their studies at GRIPS.
Applicants must be below the age of 35 as of 1 April 2020 and are nationals of countries with which Japan has diplomatic relations. They have to be overseas students who do not reside in Japan.
The Young Leaders Program is program is open to exceptionally promising young government officials with considerable working experiences in the area of public administration. A minimum of 3 years working experience in the field in the applicant’s home country is required. Students will be admitted on the basis of their potential to become future leaders at home, to play important roles in their countries’ development, and to maintain the lasting friendship and trust of Japan and other countries around the world.
All application procedures for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships are conducted through Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or recommending authorities in the eligible countries. See the official website (link found below) for details about the recommending authorities in your country. The application deadline is usually around mid-October but applicants must check with their Japanese embassies for the submission date to the embassies.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.