Call for applications: Japanese Government MEXT Research Scholarship

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers one or two scholarships to Swiss students and artists who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students under the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program for 2021.

The Embassy of Japan in Switzerland and the Scholarship Service of swissuniversies conduct the preliminary screening which consits of a document inspection, written language examinations (Japanese, English) and an interview.

Required qualifications:

1. Swiss nationality.
2. Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1986
3. Applicants must be university graduates and have completed at least 16 years of formal edcation.
4. Major field of study: An applicant should apply for the field of study he/she studies at the previous university or any related field. An applicant must choose a field on which he/she can receive education and perform research at the university of his/her choice.
5. Japanese language: Aapplicants must be willing to learn Japanese language. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. Applicants must also have the ability to do research and adapt to living in Japan.

For the Application Guideline, the Application Form, the Certificate of Health and other relevant information please visit the following link:

Application deadline: 31 August 2020 (the application must have arrived by this data at the latest)