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3.Visiting Japan


The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships for Undergraduate Students, College of Technology Students and Specialized Training College Students for 2017. You will find below the necessary information and application forms.

 Please read the “Application Guidelines” carefully before you apply.


 ◆ Application Guidelines & Application Forms
 Undergraduate students
Application Guidelines
Application Form
Health Certificate

 College of technology students
Application Guidelines
Application Form
Annex (Majors elements and Fields of Study)
Health Certificate

 Specialized training college students
Application Guidelines
Application Form
Annex (Majors and Related Subjects for Fields of Study)
Health Certificate

 ◆ Deadline for the application is 16th May 2016.

Your application form and other required documents must reach to the Embassy no later than 16th of May 2016 either by DHL or by hand. We will not return any documents you submitted to us, so please do not send any original documents which you may need later for other purposes.

 By DHL:
 Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Iraq
 International Zone, Baghdad

  By Hand:
 Please send an email to embjp.info.iraq@bd.mofa.go.jp to coordinate the procedure with our embassy staff.


 ◆ Primary Screening (written examination and interview) will be held by the end of May. The Embassy of Japan will contact you by email the date of the screening. You are kindly requested to write your email address on your application form.

    Common Guidelines - Procedure

  • Please read and fill all application documents that are required of you according to the guidelines.
  • All documents, examinations (except the Japanese language examination) and procedures are in English.
  • Age limits set by MEXT Guidelines are final. No exceptions can be made for anyone under any circumstances.
  • No need for TOEFL or IELTS or other English language qualification, but academic-level English is a must. Some Universities may require such tests' results.
  • Japanese language skill, if available, does not add to your eligibility. It will help you immensely once you are in Japan, however.
  • Work on your "Field of Study" and "Study Plan" sections. After your average grades, these are most important.
  • Try the previous exams at home. You can find them on the "Study in Japan" page by clicking the link below these instructions.
  • The entire process takes roughly a year.
  • If you did not pass, you may try again the next year. Please do not copy/paste your old application documents with a new date and new photograph.
  • For more information on study in Japan, please visit the website;Study in Japan

* For further information:
Please send email to: embjp.info.iraq@bd.mofa.go.jp

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships for Research Students (Master or Ph.D. Students) for 2017. You will find below the necessary information and application forms.

 Please read the “Application Guidelines” carefully before you apply.


 ◆ Application Guidelines & Application Forms for Research Students
Application Guidelines
Application Form
Recommendation Form
Field of Study and Study Program
Health Certificate

 *The “placement preference form” is only required to submit for those who passed the primary screening.

 ◆ Deadline for the application is 16th May 2016.

Your application form and other required documents must reach to the Embassy no later than 16th of May 2016 either by DHL or by hand. We will not return any documents you submitted to us, so please do not send any original documents which you may need later for other purposes.

 By DHL:
 Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Iraq
 International Zone, Baghdad

  By Hand:
 Please send an email to embjp.info.iraq@bd.mofa.go.jp to coordinate the procedure with our embassy staff.


 ◆ Primary Screening (written examination and interview) will be held by the end of May. The Embassy of Japan will contact you by email the date of the screening. You are kindly requested to write your email address on your application form.

    Common Guidelines - Procedure

  • Please read and fill all application documents that are required of you according to the guidelines.
  • All documents, examinations (except the Japanese language examination) and procedures are in English.
  • Age limits set by MEXT Guidelines are final. No exceptions can be made for anyone under any circumstances.
  • No need for TOEFL or IELTS or other English language qualification, but academic-level English is a must. Some Universities may require such tests' results.
  • Japanese language skill, if available, does not add to your eligibility. It will help you immensely once you are in Japan, however.
  • Work on your "Field of Study" and "Study Plan" sections. After your average grades, these are most important.
  • Try the previous exams at home. You can find them on the "Study in Japan" page by clicking the link below these instructions.
  • The entire process takes roughly a year.
  • If you did not pass, you may try again the next year. Please do not copy/paste your old application documents with a new date and new photograph.
  • For more information on study in Japan, please visit the website;Study in Japan

* For further information:
Please send email to: embjp.info.iraq@bd.mofa.go.jp


(1)General Information

Web Japan

Visit Japan

(2)Visa

The Embassy of Japan in Iraq accept application for entry visa to Japan restrictively as follows.

  • Diplomatic / Official visit
  • Who Possess the Certificate of Eligibility
  • Temporary visit(Invited by Japanese Government, Local Government, Independent Administrative Corporation, Foundation, Corporation, University, NGO.)

The others cases, please apply entry visa at the Embassy of Japan in Jordan or the Consulate of Japan in Dubai.
(Click here for Visa information for Iraqis by the Embassy of Japan in Jordan.)
(Click here for Visa information for Iraqis by the Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai.)


[Procedures]
 You may find full particulars of Japanese visa in the following sites
 Frequently Asked Questions - Visa and Entering Japan
 A Guide to Japanese Visas  
Preparation ● All applicants must prepare all necessary documents and contact to 0770-494-2032 or embjp.ryoji.iraq@bd.mofa.go.jp.
● Even after the Embassy accepts visa application, an applicant may be requested to bring other documents to the Embassy for further examination.
The time required ● 2 weeks or more taking into consideration.

[Visa fees]  
30,000 Iraqi Dinars per person
* Please have the exact amount.
* The Embassy doesn’t accept U.S. dollars or any other currencies.

[Necessary documents](Documents are not returnable)

Diplomatic / Official visit
  • A filled in application form, available at the Embassy or can be downloaded from the following website.
      (Please fill in your full name as described in your passport)
  • A valid passport which has unused pages for visa
  • A copy of the passport (The page mentioning the holder’s personal data) (Last visa, entry and departure stamps of Japan, if it exists.)
  • One passport-type photo taken within the last six months
      (The size must be 45mm x 45mm), which shows full face forward against a white background (photographs with dark glasses or head coverings other than religious wear are not acceptable)
  • (in case of apply by a deputy) A copy of the National ID
  • A note verbal

Who Possess the Certificate of Eligibility

  • A filled in application form, available at the Embassy or can be downloaded from the following website.
      (Please fill in your full name as described in your passport)
  • A valid passport which has unused pages for visa
  • A copy of the passport (The page mentioning the holder’s personal data) (Last visa, entry and departure stamps of Japan, if it exists.)
  • One passport-type photo taken within the last six months
    (The size must be 45mm x 45mm), which shows full face forward against a white background (photographs with dark glasses or head coverings other than religious wear are not acceptable)
  • (in case of apply by a deputy) A copy of the National ID
  • Original Certificate of Eligibility

Temporary visit

    [From Applicant]
  • A filled in application form, available at the Embassy or can be downloaded from the following website.
      (Please fill in your full name as described in your passport)
  • A valid passport which has unused pages for visa
  • A copy of the passport (The page mentioning the holder’s personal data) (Last visa, entry and departure stamps of Japan, if it exists.)
  • One passport-type photo taken within the last six months
    (The size must be 45mm x 45mm), which shows full face forward against a white background (photographs with dark glasses or head coverings other than religious wear are not acceptable)
  • (in case of apply by a deputy) A copy of the National ID.

    [From Guarantor]
  • An Invitation letter

  • A guarantee letter

  • Original Plan of Stay

  • (If the guarantor is a foreigner) A copy of Alien Registration Certification of the guarantor

  • (If the guarantor is a foreigner) A copy of the foreign guarantor’s passport (pages of personal data, photo, immigration stamp of permit of stay)

    Any applicant may contact to confirm the situation of the examination with his/her application registration number of the Embassy.

    (3)Study in Japan

    - Scholarship Program
    In order to promote mutual understanding between Japan and Iraq and to take part in the human development of Iraq, the Government of Japan (Monbukagakusho : MEXT, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) has restarted providing scholarships to Iraqi youth since the 2006.
    In addition to government-sponsored programs, there are various opportunities to study in Japan. If you are interested in studying in Japan, please check the web sites below.
    Study in Japan
    Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

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