2023: MEXT University Recommendation International Awards in Japan

Scholarship closes: November 16, 2022

We’re glad to inform you that the 2023 MEXT University Recommendation International Awards in Japan is ongoing. If you wish to apply for these awards, we advise you to start your applications now.

These awards are for the 2023/2024 academic session and they are open to all international students. The programmes for these awards include Master’s and Doctoral degrees. The perks for these awards include 144,000 JPY living expenses per month, and an economy-class airfare.

About MEXT University Recommendation International Awards

This scholarship awards are sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) to support promising international to achieve their educational career.

Research Awards Overview

• Programme: Master’s and Doctoral degrees

• Host University: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,

Program Duration:

• Master’s degree: 1.5–2 years

• Doctoral degree: 3–4 years

Scholarship Awards Eligibility Criteria

  • Aspirants must be willing to study in Japan
  • Aspirants must be citizens of a MEXT designated country
  • Aspirants must be born on or after April 2, 1988
  • Aspirants must have possessed a GPA of at least 2.30 on a 3.00 scale at their most recent universityhttps://4b8d5b3b83ca60923103b7e7612a31d2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Scholarship Perks

  • A full tuition fee
  • Students will receive 144,000 JPY per month for living expenses
  • Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the startiy and end of the scholarship programme

Subjects Applicable

  • Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Master’s Programs)
    • International Relations (IR)
    • Society and Culture (SC)
    • International Public Administration (IPA)
    • Public Health Management (PHM)
    • Sustainability Science (SS)
    • Tourism and Hospitality (TH)
    • Development Economics (DE)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA Program)
    • Accounting and Finance (AF)
    • Marketing and Management (MM)
    • Innovation and Operations Management (IOM)
    • Japanese Management (JM)
  • Dual Degree International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Program ( 2 years )
    • For more details Here
  • Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Doctoral Program) (3 years )
    • For more details Here

Application Procedure:

  • Aspirants should open their account from Here for the online application login.
  • Aspirants should download the Application Guideline from Here.
  • Aspirants should click “STEP 1” from the menu shown on the left to start registering your application information.
  • Aspirants should submit the APU application by November 16, 2022 ( September 2023 Enrollment).
  • APU assesses application documents and selects excellent students to recommend to MEXT.
  • Aspirants shortlisted for this scholarship are notified with their final APU application results.
  • Shortlisted aspirants should submit complete and submit additional MEXT application documents to APU.
  • It’s MEXT that will determine who will make the final list.


All submitted applications will be reviewed by MEXT and the best applications will be recommended for the scholarship awards.



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