Fully Funded MEXT Scholarship Program for Egyptian Undergraduate Students 2021

Deadline : 08 Jul 2020

Nonprofit organization: Government of Japan

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Study level: Undergraduate

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Fully Funded MEXT Scholarship Program for Egyptian Undergraduate Students 2021

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) in Japan offers Bachelor's scholarships in all disciplines for Egyptian students who want to pursue their studies in Japan for 2021. The Embassy of Japan in Egyptwill select around 5 preliminary candidates through the documents screening, written examinations, and interview. Those who have been selected as preliminary candidates will be recommended to MEXT through a screening committee and the final selection will be made by MEXT.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must be Egyptian.
  • Applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1996
  • The minimum grade accepted from the 3rd year of secondary school is 95% (or equivalent to performance evaluation value).
  • For those who are still in the last year of secondary school: The minimum grade accepted from the 2nd year is 95% (or equivalent to performance evaluation value).
  • Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan before and after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.
  • Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.
  • An applicant shall newly obtain a “Student” visa. The applicant should also be aware that the scholarshipwill be canceled if he/she arrived in Japan without a newly obtained “Student” visa.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Allowance: 117,000 yen per month. 
  • All tuition costs and travel costs to and from Japan will be covered.

Process and Selection Schedule:

Primary Screening (conducted by the Embassy)

  • Document Screening.
  • Result Announcement: Tuesday, 18th August 2020 (subject to change).
  • The examinee numbers of applicants who pass this screening will be listed on the website
  • The applicants who have passed the document screening will be informed by email as well.

Written Examinations (Must be attended in Egypt)

  • Only for the applicants who have passed the document screening.
  • Date & Time: Monday, 31st August 2020 
  • Place: Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Egypt
  • Subjects: English, Japanese, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology.
  • Result Announcement: Tuesday, 8th September 2020 
  • The Embassy will inform each applicant of the result by e-mail.

Interview (Must be attended in Egypt)

  • Only for applicants who have passed the written examinations.
  • Date: Tuesday, 22nd September 2020.
  • Place: Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Egypt.
  • Result Announcement: Thursday, 24th September 2020.
  • The Embassy will inform each applicant of the result by email.

Final Screening (conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT))

  • Only for applicants who have passed the interview.
  • The Embassy will inform each applicant of the result by email.

About MEXT:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, also known as MEXT, and formerly the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, is one of the ministries of the Japanese government. The Meiji government created the first Ministry of Education in 1871. The Japanese government centralizes education, and it is managed by a state bureaucracy that regulates almost every aspect of the education process. The School Education Law requires schools around the country to use textbooks that follow the curriculum guideline set by the ministry.

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Area: Asia-Pacific

Opportunities: Scholarships

Host Country: Japan

Eligible Country: Egypt

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