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2017 Japanese Government Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Scholarships

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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) under the Japanese Government is offering scholarship opportunities to International students who wants to pursue an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD program at any Japanese Institutions.

This scholarship program covers the following:

  • -Allowance: The amount of the scholarship disbursement per month has yet to be determined.
  • -Transportation to Japan
  • -Transportation from Japan: The recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be supplied, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address
  • -Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be borne by the Japanese Government.

Eligible African Countries: Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Other Eligible Countries: European, Middle East, Asian and other developing countries

Eligibility: To be eligible with the scholarship program, applicants must:

  • have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • be citizens of the above mentioned countries
  • be free from any mental or physical disabilities.
  • have good academic records
  • be proficient in English Language

How To Apply: For country specific details, please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 9th June 2017.

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  1. Egide NAHIMANA

    My name is Egide NAHIMANA,a graduate from the University of Burundi, Department of English Language. I am currently a junior executive at the same University. I would really appreciate if I could get this cholarship. Especially in scinces of Education, Higher Education Administration or Arts and Humanities.
    God bless Japan

  2. Comment:Dear offers am Tessema Taye from Ethiopia , I have first degree applied biology , so I need to learn MSc with related fields please contact me on +251916369360 or [email protected]

  3. Gladys Naadi Banhu

    I am undergraduate and Wii love to take this opportunity. I offered Diploma in Commerce. Do l stand the chance.

  4. Comment:My name is Fasil Beyene from Ethiopia I have first degree in chemistry and I want to become parts of your program either on the above mentioned field or related.Please contact us through this phone number for further information 251913830484.Thanks!


    Comment:Good morning /afternoon i am a degree holder in agricultural economics and rural sociology and i will like to continue my master program in your country

  6. Njinoh Madina Nkechupoh

    My name is Njinoh Madina,a cameroonian by nationality,please i would really love if i am granted this chance to be part of this scholarship program,please contact me using this number(+237 673586587) thanks

  7. Njinoh Madina Nkechupoh

    My name is Njinoh Madina i am a cameroonian by nationality and i would really be greatful if i am opportuned to have this scholarship,please contact me using this number if i am selected(+237 673586587

  8. Ernest UBARIJORO

    Comment:first of all much thanks and respect tothe japenese government for offering opportunities to the students from developing countries of advancing the studies and i ‘m Ernest UBARIJORO from Rwanda precisely in East Africa and i ‘m really requesting to deal with my bachelor if possibly in Japan
    thanks a lot.

    please email me at [email protected]
    or contact :+250781785677

  9. I am Obuk Charles, a secondary graduate from Uganda. I would love to get this opportunity for my University studies…..undergraduate, Thanks

  10. Mantoh Nasah Kuma

    Hi my name is Mantoh Nasah Kuma a Cameroonian.I appreciate such an opportunity brought forward by the Japanese government to support students from developing countries.I really hope Iwill be given the opportunity to study electronic engineering in Japan most preferably at the undergraduate level.


    I am burundian and i would like to continue my studies in masters degree at your university.Please accord me the chance to my dream.contact me :[email protected] or +257 71772934. Thanks

  12. My name is Sime Gonfa from Ethiopia. I’m graduate b.sc electrical and computer engineering and I want to apply for m.sc if your institutions offer me. please contact me via my cell phone:0948949045 or e-mail:[email protected]
    Thanks for your consideration!

  13. Thanks for the opportunity, I am Bukenya fred, Ugandan graduate, I want to apply for MSC.

  14. Hi,my name is Arnaud Gabin,i’m from Burundi and i’m studying economic sciences at Burundi University.If i get this scolarship,it would be very interesting and i’m grateful for this opportunity to apply for scolarship in Japan,it is a good country.

  15. Comment:
    MY name is Samuel francis from liberia west Africa. I’m interested in this scholarship
    I’m a high school graduate.
    with a diploma in airline ticketing .

  16. Eric Edudzi Etsey

    Am Eric Edudzi Etsey ,am A Ghanaian having worked as a telecommunications field technician ,on the following projects ERICSSON _ Mtn Ghana _ Ran_Modernization, Tigo _Ericsson Ran _Modernization, Airtel _Ericsson Ran_Modernization, ZTE _Ghota Ran _Modernization, Mtn_Ericsson _idirect MRC Project. I will be very Glad to upgrade and develop skills in IT And Technological advanced country of this nature I learned all this in Ghana ,so I want improve in my field ,thanks

  17. Emile Ndayizeye

    Comment:my Name Is Emile Ndayizeye From Burundi Im In The Last Year Of University Bachelor In English Linguistics .I’m Very Fond Of Japanese Formation And I Will Be Happy To Be Among The Selected . For Details ,here Is My Number +25771376704 Tx

  18. My name is Emanuel Nestory from Tanzania.
    I want to pursue bachelor of science in pharmacy through your program.
    Email : [email protected]
    Contact: +255759918721
    Thanks for your agreement

  19. I am Emmanuel Daniel Lado from south sudan I have completed in industrial chemistry how would get this scholarship and thank .my contact +211954548181.

  20. Ferra-dyllan chenwi T.

    My name is ferra-dyllan chenwi T,undergraduate dreaming to study engineering,it’s a great honor from japan

  21. Saida I.Abdulkarim

    My is Saida Abdulkarim from Tanzania I would like to join and takes degree of business among of your university I’m finish diploma in logistics and transport course,
    My number +255655211396
    God bless you

  22. i am yitayew molla an ethiopian in nationality and i have bsc in construction technology and managment from a university. am indently happy to fit and enjoy your online scholarshipe if i gate the chance.thank you.

  23. Comment: Hey! this is why l was dreaming about in all my life, l’m graduated from university of kinshasa where l studied english literature, l personally would like to get a trip to japan for a master either in english literature or in international relationships.

  24. Tadlo Getnet Ayenew

    Comment:i am tadlo getnet i want to study sport sceince. i am studying sport sceince in ethiopia

  25. mehammedbrhan ali

    I am mehammedbrhan ali from Ethiopia I have bsc degree in heritage conservation so I am interested to get the chance

  26. Comment: My name is Nebyu Boloshe I’m from Ethiopia This is great opportunity if I get it, because it is my dream.

  27. Hi, my name is Joshua Aaron. I’m a high school graduate from Malawi and I would really love to be one of the selected. please contact me @ [email protected] or call me on +265991011219

  28. Duruaku Bright Ndubuisi

    Comment: First and foremost, i want to heartily appreciate the Japanese government for this wonderful opportunity given to student from divers nations…I’m currently an undergraduate student of the department of Geography and Environmental Management, Imo State University Nigeria. I wish to further my education with this opportunity given as the economic situation of my country is unstable and imbalance….These are my contacts: +2347066425324.

  29. winfred mutungi

    I am Winfred Mutungi a graduate of civil engineering from Jkuat university in Kenya.
    Kindly advise me on the application process as the scholarships website isn’t responding.
    Thank you

  30. Oluwaseun Oyedele

    Comment:i’m oluwaseun oyedele, a Nigerian, i would love to apply for a b.sc in mechanical engineering. my number is 2348169038129

  31. please am a graduate from SHS in Ghana with a good result and i will like pursue Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I will be glad if u can grant me a scholarship to further my education.
    thank you.

    1. please am a graduate from SHS in Ghana with a good result and i will like pursue Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I will be glad if u can grant me a scholarship to further my education.
      thank you.
      my contact +233556963884

  32. Monsuru Balogun

    Comment:I am Monsuru Balogun, a Nigerian, whose really interested in the scholarship, I’d like to study computer science . please contact my email address at [email protected] my Mobile number is +2347087228469

  33. Pierre A. Mendy

    My name is Pierre A. Mendy from The Gambia West Africa.I am very interested in Marine Biology in any of the Japanese Universities in Japan. I had a BSc (Edu).
    Please do kindly update me with regards to scholarships. Thanks.

  34. Thank you Japan for this great opportunity given to us.
    My name is Doris and I am from Nigeria an undergraduate of Computer Science, I will really love to be chosen for this great opportunity.email: [email protected], ARIGATO’GOZAIMASHITA JAPAN

  35. My name is Anania Hailu from Ethiopia i have Bsc degree in Biology from Ambo University and now i would like to join the Japan university in related to my field bcoz this my dream contact me by 0921435098

  36. Hi, I’m Loy m mollel from tanzania, l have Bachelor of Science in Agricultural engineering with GPA of 3.2, I’m interested with scholarship, Japan is a good country, please you may inform me if possible to get scholarship.

  37. I’m from Zambia looking for scholarship I have 7distinctions please show how to apply I would like a scholarship

  38. Nokam kandem desire

    Please accept a warm greeting from my end. I am an English speaking Cameroonian and a Bsc degree holder in Economics sciences from the university of Buea .i sincerely appreciate such an awesome initiative from a creative government like that of a the Japanese government towards helping under developed countries like Africa, which is an act worth emulating by other developed countries. I will like to further my masters either in financial economics or agricultural economics, or in oral data base I. T. I pray am selected as it shall help shape my ideas towards helping my country and continent in the foreseeable future. While waiting to hear from u, I remain your humble applicant. Thanks

  39. NIYONKURU Jean Claude

    I am Burundian,i have first degree un history at universit Hugh training Scholl.I would. Really be greatful if i am opportuned to have this scholarship.Please email me [email protected]

  40. I am Burundian.I have first degree in History at Hugh training Scholl of Burundi.I would really ne greatfuf if i am opportunes to have thiq scholarship,please contact me on my email [email protected]

  41. NIYONKURU Emery

    Comment: Hello, my name is Emery Niyonkuru, I am from Burundi and i major in English , Institute of applied pedagogy at university of Burundi. I am interested in studying in Japan so as to sharpen my skills and i wish to come back home to help my country develop like Japan is today. My hobby is jogging,reading and playing soccer. Thanking you in advance , you can update me at [email protected]

  42. I am a Tanzanian and a graduate of Computer science i wish i could get this opportunity for stying Bacelor degree of science in FIRE SAFETY AND PROTECTION/HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM in japan.
    Thanks and contacact me via email:[email protected]

  43. Lahat Mariel Apach

    I am South Sudanese national and very far from where Japanese Embassy in South Sudan is, and couldn’t afford to go up to capital City Juba and it is indicated that Recommendation Letter must be given to Japanese Embassy in that Country. I will appreciate your directive on how the recommendation letter which is filled reaches to his end.
    ContactS , EMAIL:[email protected]; SKPYE: lahat.mariel

  44. Nestor NIYONGABO

    Hello. I am Nestor NIYONGABO. I am Burundian and completed the Bachelor level in Applied Pedagogy/English department of the University of Burundi. I would like to master in Sciences of Education or Linguistics. My Contact is +25771928635.
    I am looking forwar to hearing from you. Thanks.

  45. greeting thank you for your Japans sponsorship masters in Japan is good thank you, i believe you will coll me soon this is may faith .

  46. from all over the world this is the first time to see Japans sponsorship thank you Japans government, good to Africa and peace to Japan .

  47. Aghokeng Djiofack Joël Gilbert

    Bonsoir à vous. Escusez moi pour le dérangement , je suis étudiant camerounais à l’université de Dschang. Je fais informatique et j’aimerais avoir un peu plus de détails sur les formations que vous offrez.

  48. am Solomon Gobie first I would like to thank you very much for you give us this scholarship chance and now a days am third year Medical Laboratory students from Jimma University Ethiopia so am very interesting you give me the chance

  49. Dok Marial Mayuen

    Iam Dok Marial from south Sudan, so lam very glad to have this scholarship please let us join

  50. Am Esayas Embaye from Ethiopia and holding MSc. degree in Ecological and Systematic Zoology/Biology from Universities of Ethiopia. Now am seeking/looking forwar for pursuing PhD in relevant fields in country or aboard. Could you contact me if there is related field in your organization by my phone number +251914237805.
    I am looking forwar to hearing from you. Thanks.

  51. Hi my name is Mogesie Yismaw a ethiopianian.I appreciate such an opportunity brought forward by the Japanese government to support students from developing countries.I haveBA Degree in accounting students from mishqen college Ethiopia so am very interesting you give me the chance.

    Reply really hope Iwill be given the opportunity to study in the filde of busines adminstraton in Japan most preferably at the MBA master level.

  52. Am Mayen Mayor from south sudan,i would be glad to have the opportunity of getting this scholarship.my contact are :+211954325554,+211926666079

  53. phd in science education

    Dear sir,
    I am Eric Forkpah and a Liberian which have great interest in doing my phd and will be glad to obtain this scholarship. my contact + 231886138688 and my email is [email protected]

  54. Mustapha M.Kawah

    Firstly thank you very much Japan’s for giving this great opportunity to us that are willing to continue our education in foreign Land,my name is MUSTAPHA MOHAMMED KAWAH I am a Liberian undergraduate and wishing to get a higher education.i will be very happy if am selected for this programme,contact#+231886538944/+231770403567 or better still gmail me;[email protected]

  55. Desalegn shewangizew

    I am Ethiopian and l need to learn my further education in this university.If give me this opportunity, I will use to scale up my career.I need learn M degree Thanks for your cooperation

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