Vai al contenuto principale

Borse di studio del MEXT rivolte a studenti Undergraduate per studiare a Waseda e TUFS

Pubblicato: Venerdì 18 febbraio 2022 da Anna Specchio

*Avviso per tutti gli studenti undergraduate di giapponese*

(Avviso lungo, leggere attentamente ogni singolo punto)

Borse di sudio MEXT, destinate a studenti e studentesse di università partner di Waseda e TUFS



Scadenza domande: 28 febbraio 2022 (JST).
Gli studenti e le studentesse interessate devono pertanto darne comunicazione al Prof. Coci e in CC alla Prof.ssa Specchio ENTRO il 24 febbraio 2022.


1. Monbukagakusho: (the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, or ‘’MEXT’’) offers scholarships to incoming exchange students who come to Japan via student exchange agreements with Japanese universities and who are serious about, and eager to study in Japan.

In accordance with Japanese government policy, Waseda University is offering this opportunity to apply for the scholarship to incoming exchange students from partner universities in all countries with which the Japanese government will have official diplomatic relations as of April 1st, 2022.

2. This is a scholarship for exchange students. Please nominate ONE scholarship candidate from among the student(s) whom your university has selected as exchange candidate(s) for Waseda University and who will be sent to Japan in fall 2022 under the student exchange agreement.

Waseda University does not accept faculty members or teaching staff that have no student enrollment status at your university for this scholarship.

3. This scholarship does NOT mean that we will be accepting any extra students exceeding the limited number of exchange student(s) we can accept from your university per academic year under the agreement.

Thus, for example, if your university can send one exchange student to Waseda, please assess that student's eligibility for this scholarship.

4. Please be aware that this Japanese government (‘’Monbukagakusho’’: ‘’MEXT’’) scholarship is very prestigious and should be reserved for highly qualified exchange students who have achieved excellent academic performance, and are strongly motivated to study in Japan. We ask you to keep this in mind and to decide whether your exchange student is worthy of receiving this Japanese government scholarship.

5. Japanese proficiency has been added to the conditions applicants must meet.

Applicants need to have an N2 or higher level in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at the time of enrollment. If an applicant has not taken the test, the “Certificate of Japanese Proficiency,” a designated form, must be filled out by the applicant’s Japanese teacher as proof that the applicant has a Japanese proficiency level equivalent to N2 or higher.

(Per chi NON fosse in posseso di N2, deve almeno avere sostenuto due o tre annualità di Lingua e/o Lingua e Letteratura con voti non inferiori a 28 affinché possiamo provare la competenza linguistica)

6. Only undergraduate students who have chosen our Japanese Language Program (provided by the Center for Japanese language ‘’CJL’’) are eligible to apply for this MEXT Scholarship.

Therefore, the following exchange students are NOT eligible to apply:

1) Students who are currently in master’s or PhD courses

2) Undergraduate Studies Program applicants including the One-Year Study Abroad Program at SILS

3) Exchange students who plan to enter Waseda’s Japanese Language Program for one semester only.

7. The duration of the Japanese studies programs will be one academic year, from September 2022 to July 2023 as is the case with other exchange programs at Waseda University.

8. Last but not least, the Japanese government will also be strictly screening the application documents; even one small inadequacy in the documents could influence the results of the application.

Therefore, to ensure that every applicant can successfully obtain the scholarship, we would greatly appreciate your cooperation and patience with our screening.




Scandenza domande: 18 Marzo 2022
Gli interessati, dopo essersi accertati di rispondere a tutti i requisiti, devono contattare il Prof. Coci, e in CC la Prof.ssa Specchio ENTRO il 7 marzo 2022.



1) Elegibility: Those who newly come to Japan for study to receive an education to improve their Japanese language skills, understanding of Japanese circumstances and culture at Japanese
universities. The candidates need to be officially recommended by our partner universities. 

2) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as
long as they choose the nationality of the other country and renounce their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan(at the time of enrollment at the host university).

3)Age: Applicants must be born between April 2, 1992 and April 1, 2004. Exceptions are limited to cases in which MEXT deems that the applicant could not apply within the eligible age limit due to the situation or circumstances of the applicant’s country (military service obligation, loss of educational opportunities due to disturbances of war, etc.)
Personal circumstances (financial situation, family circumstances, state of health, circumstances related to applicant’s university or place of employment, etc.) will not be considered for exceptions.

4) Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy the following three conditions:
4. 1 Applicants must be undergraduates at foreign (non-Japanese) universities at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan;
4.2 Those who are majoring in fields related to the Japanese language and/or Japanese culture.
4.3 Those who have studied the Japanese Studies at a university for a total period of one year or more as of September 1, 2022. Those who have studied Japanese Studies at another university should submit documents (transcript of grades at another university, etc.) which can verify that the applicant has studied Japanese Studies for a total period of one year or more at the attended universities including current university.

5) Japanese Language Ability: Applicants must satisfy one of the following conditions in regards to Japanese Language Proficiency. 
5. 1 Must have the official score of Japanese- Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2 level or above by the day to be enrolling.
5. 2 Must be approved by the university that the Japanese Proficiency is the same or above

(Per chi NON fosse in posseso di N2, deve almeno avere sostenuto due o tre annualità di Lingua e/o Lingua e Letteratura con voti non inferiori a 28 affinché possiamo provare la competenza linguistica)

6)Applicants must submit a health certificate signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan

7) In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan by the designated period (usually September or October) between the day two weeks before the course starts and the starting date of the course.
Excluding cases in which MEXT deems as unavoidable circumstances, the applicant must withdraw from this scholarship program if the applicant cannot arrive in Japan by the end of the specified period above which decided by MEXT or the accepting university.
If the applicant cannot arrive in Japan during the specified period for personal reasons, travel expenses to Japan will not be paid.

8) An applicant shall, in principle, obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.”
Accordingly, even if the applicant already has other residence status (“Permanent resident,” “Long-term resident,” etc.), the applicant must change it to the “Student” status and re-enter Japan. Moreover, the applicant should be aware that after the expiration of the status as a MEXT Scholarship student and even if the student again applies for their original resident status of “Permanent resident” or “Long-term resident,” such resident statuses might not be necessarily granted.
In case applicants come to Japan without obtaining “Student” visa, he/ she must withdraw from the scholarship. 

9) Non-Eligibility: Those who meet any one of the following conditions are ineligible. If identified ineligible after being selected as a scholarship student, he/she must withdraw from the scholarship.

9.1 Those who are military personnel or military civilian employees at the time of their arrival in Japan or during the period of the payment of the scholarship
9.2 Those who cannot arrive in Japan by the last date of the period specified by MEXT or the accepting university;
9.3 Those who are previous grantees of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship in the past (including those who withdraw from the scholarship program after the arrival in Japan). It does not apply to those receiving the MEXT Honors Scholarship in the past
9.4 Those who are currently also applying for another program for which scholarship payments will begin in fiscal 2021 through a Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship scheme
9.5 Those who are already enrolled in a Japanese university or other institution with a residence status of “Student,” or who are going to be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a Japanese university or other institution as a privately-financed international student from the time of application to the MEXT scholarship program in the applicant’s country until the commencement of the period for payment of the MEXT scholarship.
However, this stipulation does not apply to privately-financed international students who, even though they are enrolled, or are planning to enroll, in a Japanese university or other institution, verifiably complete their studies before the start of the scholarship payment period, return to their home country at the time of the scholarship application, and newly acquire the “Student” residence status and come to Japan
9. 6 Those who are planning to receive scholarship money from an organization other than MEXT (including a government organization of the applicant’s country) on top of the scholarship money provide by MEXT after the start of the scholarship payment period
9.7 Holders of dual nationality at the time of application who cannot verify that they will give up Japanese nationality by the time of the arrival in Japan (at the time of enrollment at the host university);

The scholarship period is the necessary period for the completion of the accepting university’s study course, which should be within one year from the starting month of the scholarship. Extension of the scholarship period is not permitted.

11) Allowance: 117,000 yen per month. A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially designated regions. Due to the situation of the Japanese Government’s budget, the amount of payment may be subject to change each fiscal year.
If a grantee is absent from the university for an extended period, the scholarship shall be suspended for that period.

Ultimo aggiornamento: 18/02/2022 10:04
Non cliccare qui!