Fully Funded MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship 2024 in Japan

For the MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship in Japan, MEXT welcomes applications from foreign students who meet the requirements listed below. Its goal is to produce human resources who, via studying in Japan, will build friendly ties between the grantee’s home country and Japan and who will further the growth of both nations as well as the global community.

Host CountryJapan
Host InstituteVarious
LevelTeacher Training
Eligible NationalityInternational
Fellowship TypeFully Funded
BenefitsStipend, Living Allowances, Air Tickets, and Other Allowances
DurationBetween October 2024 and March 2026.
Closing DateFirst/2nd Week of February 2024
Summary of the Fully Funded MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship 2024 in Japan
Fully Funded MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship 2024 in Japan
Fully Funded MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship 2024 in Japan

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Benefits of the


A payment of 143,000 yen per month will be made after arrival in Japan. For grantees studying or conducting research in specifically designated regions, an additional monthly regional allowance of 2,000 or 3,000 yen will be added to the scholarship amount. The amount of payment may vary every fiscal year due to the state of the Japanese government’s budget. A grantee’s scholarship will be suspended if they are away from the university for a prolonged length of time.


MEXT will cover the cost of the admission exam, matriculation, and university tuition.

Arrival in Japan:

MEXT provides an economy-class airline ticket for the flight from the international airport closest to the grantee’s residence (or, ideally, their country of nationality) to an international airport in Japan used on the regular route to the accepting university. It also specifies the travel schedule and route. The same process is for a return ticket on completion of the course.

Criteria for MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship 2024

  • Nationality: Those applying must be citizens of countries with diplomatic ties to Japan.
  • Age: Applicants should ideally have been born on April 2, 1989, or later.
  • Academic and Professional Background: As of October 1, 2024, candidates must be university or teacher-training school graduates who have spent a minimum of five years teaching in primary or secondary educational institutions or teacher-training schools (but not universities) in their native countries. Higher education institution in-service instructors are not eligible.
  • Ability to Speak Japanese: Candidates must be eager to pick up the language. Additionally, candidates need to be capable of conducting research and adjusting to life in Japan.
  • Health: To be eligible to study in Japan, applicants must present a health certificate in the required format, certified by a doctor, attesting to the fact that they have no physical or mental limitations.
  • Arrival in Japan: Generally speaking, candidates must be able to travel to Japan by the specified time (often September or October) between the day two weeks before to the course’s start date and that date itself.
  • Visa Requirement: In theory, an applicant must apply for a new “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic post in their home country and enter Japan using their newly acquired “Student” status.

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Documents/Material Required to Apply

  1. Application Form
  2. Placement Preference Application Form
  3. Certified grade transcript for each
  4. Academic year from the last university/teacher training school attended
  5. The diploma from the last university/teacher training school attended
  6. Certificate of employment
  7. Recommendation letter from the immediate supervisor at work
  8. Medical certificate
  9. Certificate of Japanese language ability (if applicable)
  • These documents have to be written in English or Japanese, or they have to have translations included in one of these languages.
  • For each document, write the document number (ranging from ① to ⑧) in the upper right corner of the first page.
  • Using the “Course Guide of Teacher Training Program” (available on the MEXT website), choose your top three colleges, and then fill out the Placement Preference Application Form with the names of the universities, the course code, and the teaching specialty you have chosen.

MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship 2024 Deadline

MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship recruitment takes place between December of the preceding year and February of the following year for individuals arriving in Japan in October of that year. The deadline may vary from country to country but mostly it is 1st or 2nd week of February.

Application Procedure

Send MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship application forms, a health certificate, and a recommendation letter to the general consulate or embassy of Japan in your nation. These forms can be printed, completed by hand, typed, or completed using software programs and printed.

The Japanese embassies or consulates generally carry out the first screening in January and February. Please contact the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for more information, as the application procedure and particular timeline vary depending on your country of citizenship. Do not submit any application materials to MEXT directly in Japan.

List of Websites of Japanese Embassies/General Counselors

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