Japanese Government Scholarships for Research Students – 2021


If you want to study in Japan and just become eligible for Postgraduate, PhD, Research Fellow/ Scientist studies then you are lucky because Government of Japan has announced scholarship for the academic year of 2020 -2021 in any of the available Postgraduate, PhD, Research Fellow/ Scientist degree program. These scholarships will be awarded under the title of Japanese Government Scholarships, 2019 to the hardworking, talented and deserving students.

This educational award will provide you a partial funding, 100% Tuition fees + Round-trip airfare + Stipend of 144,000 Yen/ month depending upon the scholarship you earn. The best track record you have the more coverage you will be able to receive.

Japanese Government Scholarships for Research Students – 2021

  • For Research Student / Master’s Degree
    • The candidates should obtain their degree and mark sheet on or before 31st March 2020 for April 2020 batch and 30th September 2020 for October 2020 batch & should Graduate in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks.
  • For Ph.D. Degree
    • Master’s degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. Candidate having practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before 31st March 2020 for April 2020 batch and 30th September 2020 for October 2020 batch.
  • For Research Student/Master’s degree in the Japanese Language:
    • Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree course in the Japanese Language from a recognized university.
    • Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree course in any subject from a recognized university and obtained N2 Certificate of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by the Japan Foundation.
  • For the Ph.D. degree in Japanese Language
    • Students who have completed a Postgraduate course in the Japanese Language from a recognized university.

Value of Japanese Government Scholarships:

  • The successful applicants of Japanese Government Scholarships, 2021 will receive:
    • Tuition fees.
    • A stipend of 144,000 Yen/ month.
    • Round-trip airfare.

Application Timeline & Deadline for Japanese Government Scholarships:

  • Application deadline of Japanese Government Scholarships for Research Students – 2021 (must): 9th July 2020
  • Application Screening on July 2020
  • Written Examination and Interview: CANCELLED
  • Online Interview: 8, 9, 10, 11, 14 & 15 September 2020
  • Notification of the Results of the First Screening: End-September

The scholarship period will last from September or October 2021 until the end of March 2023.

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