Culture & Education

2021/6/3

General Information on Studying and Career in Japan

Application for MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) Scholarships

Research Students Scholarships

[2022 applications are now closed] Application materials for the 2023 scholarship will be available in April 2022

 

  • The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to Iraqi nationals with a minimum of a bachelor's degree who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as Research Students (either regular students or non-regular students) under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program. 
  • Applicants must generally be under the age of 35.
  • For further information, click here. You can also see the guidelines for 2022 applications here.
  • Previous Qualifying Examinations for MEXT Scholarships are available here.
  • Frequently Asked Questions are available here. All questions sent via email which have already been answered in the FAQ or through the available information on this page and the guideline will be disregarded.
  • For further information not covered in the guidelines or information on this website, please contact embjp.info.iraq@bd.mofa.go.jp
  • Further information on study in Japan is available at Study in Japan.
 

Undergraduate Students Scholarships

[2022 applications cancelled] - MEXT has decided since 2020 to currently suspend offering Iraqi nationals its scholarships other than research students scholarship program. We will update this page if the decision changes in the future.

 
  • Further information on study in Japan is available at Study in Japan.
 

College of Technology Students Scholarships

[2022 applications cancelled] - MEXT has decided since 2020 to currently suspend offering Iraqi nationals its scholarships other than research students scholarship program. We will update this page if the decision changes in the future. 

 
  • Further information on study in Japan is available at Study in Japan.
 

Specialized Training College Students Scholarships

[2022 applications cancelled] - MEXT has decided since 2020 to currently suspend offering Iraqi nationals its scholarships other than research students scholarship program. We will update this page if the decision changes in the future.

 
  • Further information on study in Japan is available at Study in Japan.
 

Teacher Training Students Scholarships

[2021 applications cancelled] - We are sorry to announce the cancelation of the above MEXT scholarship program for the year 2021 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, which prevents from making the necessary logistical arrangements. Thank you for your interest in this scholarship and in studying in Japan and we hope to receive your applications next year.

 
  • MEXT offers a scholarship to Iraqi teachers who wish to conduct research on school education. This is a non-degree training course, but he/she will get a certificate after completing the required course at the university in Japan. This program is not designed for those who wish to enter Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor’s degree courses.
  • For further information, you can see the guidelines for 2021 applications here.
  • Previous Qualifying Examinations for MEXT Scholarships are available here.
  • Frequently Asked Questions are available here.
  • For further information not covered in the guidelines or the information on this website, please contact embjp.info.iraq@bd.mofa.go.jp
  • Further information on study in Japan is available at  Study in Japan.
 

Outline of Schedules for the scholarship programs (Subject to Change)

  Application opens Deadline of Application Screening by the Embassy Screening by MEXT Final Announcement Orientation Departure
Screening Exams Interviews Result Announcement
Research Student April May-June June June June July Sep.-Feb. February March April
Undergraduate Student April May-June June June June July Sep.-Feb. February March April
College of Technology Student April May-June June June June July Sep.-Feb. February March April
Specialized Training College April May-June June June June July Sep.-Feb. February March April
Teachers Training Student December January March March March March Mar.-Aug. August September October
 
 
 
 

Japanese Language

 A lot of e-learning websites are available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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