MEXT Japanese Government Master Scholarship are open apply now. Applications are invited from the Japanese Government to Apply for the Japanese Government Scholarship 2020 For Doing Masters MEXT Young Leaders Program. The YLP is one of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs. Please Note that MEXT Scholarship in Japan is Fully Funded.

The Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) aims to contribute to cultivate future national leaders in Asian and other countries, to contribute to establish friendly relationship among various countries and to improve policy planning activities by forming a network among national leaders through deepening their understanding of Japan. The YLP is one of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs.

This Scholarship is Offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Japan. The MEXT Young Leaders Program is For Doing Masters in Japan. The Scholarship is a Fully Funded Scholarship & will cover all the expenses.

This scholarship gives international students the opportunity to Undertake Mastersprograms in various fields such as local governance, law, business administration, Public administration and health administration in Japan. Please Note that MEXT Scholarship in Japan is Fully Funded.

Japanese Government Scholarship Details

  • Country: Japan
  • Course Level: Masters
  • Duration: One Year
  • Scholarship Value: Fully Funded

Available Courses For 2020-2020




  • Hosted by Nagoya University 
  • Application Guidelines (HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION COURSE)   [PDF:168KB] 


  • Hosted by Hitotsubashi University 
  • Application Guidelines (BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSE)   [PDF:210KB] 


MEXT Japanese Government Master Scholarship Benefits

  • Monthly Allowance: Each grantee is awarded a monthly allowance of 242,000 yen for the scholarship term which is subjected to changes depending on the Japanese annual budget.
  • Return Airfare Tickets: The MEXT grants a grantee with an Economy-Class Flight ticket from their nearest home international airport to Japan.
  • Tuition Fee: The admission and tuition fees are catered for by the Japanese government.
  • Accommodations: The student offices provide the grantees with residential halls. The student office may also provide apartment houses or private boarding houses to those not accommodated in the grantees’ residence halls.

MEXT Japanese Government Master Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants must be 40 years and below as of 2nd October every year.
  • They must be holders of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and have excelled in the academic performance.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English with a minimum score of 79 points or equivalent.
  • The applicant’s health must be good to apply for YLP scholarship program.
  • Visa requirement: The selected slot of applicants must be holders of college student’s visas before going to Japan. The visas should be issues in applicant’s nationality Japanese legation. Those who change their resident status to any other than the outlined college student loses their Japanese scholarship.
MEXT Japanese Government Master Scholarship Deadline

The Deadline to Apply for the Japanese Government Scholarship Master MEXT Young Leaders Program is Varies from Country to Country.

How to Apply For Japanese Government Scholarship

The applications are made thorough specified recommending authorities, where various documents must be submitted within the stipulated date.  The documents are not returned and they include:

  • Admission application form of YLP Japan
  • Photographs of the YLP scholarship grantee applicant
  • Official transcripts from attended institutions; the undergraduate and graduate
  • Recommendation letters from (a) university professor, (b) recommending authority, (c) superior at their workplace
  • Health certificate for foreigner students to apply for MEXT scholarship
  • Copies of all diplomas and degree certificates from the attended institutions
  • Register of the family
  • Answers to the provided essay questions
  • Passport copy
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Certificate in English p[proficiency
  • An Essay with detailed aspiration and future plans after completion of the program.
  • YLP Japan Scholarship Application forms are now available which must be filled in properly and send them ot the assigned authorities, that maybe the Japanese university of the embassy of Japan in your country.

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