Apply for the Japanese MEXT Scholarship at Asia Pacific University for September 2024.

Japanese Scholarship (MEXT) Through Asia Pacific University (APU) Recommendations for September 2024

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding international students who are recommended by Asia Pacific University (APU). To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must first apply to Asia Pacific University (APU). APU will then select eligible candidates to recommend to the scholarship organization.
Awarding Country:  Japan
Eligible Countries:  MEXT Designated Countries (
Program Level:  Masters and PhD
Programs: Available at APU

Recommended: Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters

Eligibility Requirements:

  • International student
  • From a MEXT designated country
  • Be born on or after April 2, 1989
  • Have achieved a CGPA of at least 2.30 on a 3.00 scale at their most recent university


  • Those who are serving on active military duty or civilians employed by the military at the time of application are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Japanese Scholarship (MEXT) Through Asia Pacific University (APU) Recommendations for September 2024. Recipients must be able to arrive in Japan during the arrival period stipulated by APU.
  • Those who apply for this scholarship cannot have received a MEXT scholarship in the past unless they have more than 3 years of educational research experience after the final payment of the previous MEXT scholarship award.
  • Those who apply for this scholarship cannot be applying for another MEXT scholarship.
  • Recipients of this scholarship cannot receive a scholarship from another scholarship organization while studying at APU.
  • Recipients of this scholarship must have “student” as their status of residence (visa status) in Japan.
  • The score validity period requirement for the English Proficiency Test Score: Only scores of examinations taken on or after March 22, 2022will be accepted.

Application and Selection Procedure:

  • Submit the APU application by November 15, 2023 (for September 2024 Enrollment). April enrollment not available. Additional documents are not required to be considered for this scholarship.
  • APU reviews application documents and selects outstanding candidates to recommend to MEXT.
  • Applicants selected to be recommended for this scholarship are notified with their final APU application results.
  • Selected applicants complete and submit additional MEXT application documents to APU.
  • The final scholarship award results are decided by MEXT.

Award Details:

  • Full admission fee
  • 100% of tuition (covered by the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship)
  • 144,000 JPY per month for living expenses (amount subject to change)
  • Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program

Official Link:  APU