MEXT Scholarship for JET Alumni

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The Embassy of Japan and the JET Program Office are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from former and current JET Program participants for the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Scholarship Program.

NOTE: ONLY residents of the District of Columbia may apply through the Embassy of Japan. If you    are a resident of another state, you must apply through the Consulate General of Japan responsible for your jurisdiction.

The Research Student Scholarship is a one-and-a-half to two-year scholarship for students with undergraduate degrees to study a subject of their choosing at a graduate school in Japan. Benefits of the program include a monthly allowance of 152,000 yen (approx. $1600 at current exchange rate) per month; transportation to and from Japan; and university tuition. To qualify, you must be a citizen of the United States, have been born on or after April 2, 1976, and should be in good health. Proposed field of study must be the field, or any related field, that the applicant studied at a previous university. Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between April 1-7 or between October 1-7, 2011.  Candidates should have an intermediate level of proficiency in Japanese.

*Be sure to list your JET Program experience on your application under the section that asks about your prior visits to Japan.

For complete application materials please contact the  JET Program at Applications are due in the Embassy by June 23rd, 2010.

IMPORTANT: Currently, interviews are scheduled to be conducted at the Embassy of Japan on Thursday and Friday, July 1st and 2nd. If your permanent residence is Washington, DC, you must apply through our Embassy and interview here – there are no other interview location choices.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications!


JET Program Office

Embassy of Japan

2520 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20008

(202) 238-6772/3

See below for more information:

MEXT 2011 Scholarship Guidelines