Japanese Government Scholarship for Japanese Studies Program at University of Miyazaki

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University of Miyazaki Japanese Studies program is a one year program intended for undergraduate international students who are majoring in fields related to Japanese language and culture. The aim of the program is to improve Japanese proficiency, to impart the knowledge and skills required to conduct Japanese studies, and to help students acquire a practical knowledge of the Japanese language and culture for use in society.

Application Deadline
27 February 2019

Program Period
October 2019 - September 2020


  • Applicants who do not live in Japan
  • Applicants who do not have Japanese nationality. Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  • Applicants must be born between April 2, 1989 and April 1, 2001
  • UNAIR undergraduate students majoring related to Japanese language or Japanese culture at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan. Applicants must have studied Japanese language or Japanese culture one year or more as of September 2019
  • Applicants must have Japanese language ability sufficient for receiving education at University of Miyazaki
  • Applicants must be judged that they are medically adequate to pursue study in Japan by an examining physician on a prescribed certificate of health
  • Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between 28 September and 2 October
  • Applicants should acquire "student" visas before entering Japan and enter Japan with "Students" residence status
  • Applicant must return to their home country and continue to study at their home institution immediately after the end of the scholarship period. In addition, while the applicant is studying in Japan, he/she shall contribute to mutual understanding between Japan and the home country by participating in activities at schools and communities with the aim of contributing to the internationalization of Japan. 
  • Any applicants who meets any or all of the following conditions ineligible. If identified after the start of the scholarship period, the applicant will be required to withdraw from the scholarship. 
    • Those who are military personnel or military civilian employees at the time of their

    • arrival in Japan;

    • Those who have received a Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT scholarship) in the past;
    • Those who currently make a double application for other MEXT scholarship program such as Research Students)
    • Those who are currently enrolled at a Japanese university with “Student” residence status; those enrolled, or scheduled to be enrolled, at a Japanese university as a privately financed international student during the period when the scholarship application was filed in the home country until prior to the start of the provision of the scholarship; However, even if the applicant is currently a privately financed international student studying in Japan, this restriction does not apply to an applicant who will certainly finish the current course before the start of the designated course at the Japanese university and will return to the home country.
    • Recipients of scholarships from institutions other than MEXT (including government institutions in their home countries) that overlapping with the Japanese Government Scholarship after arrival in Japan;
    • Holders of dual nationality at the time of application who cannot verify that they give up Japanese nationality by the time of the arrival in Japan.

Required Documents
These documents must be written in either Japanese or English. A document written in any other language must be attached with a Japanese or English translation.

  • Application (by the prescribed form) *Copied on Both Sides
  • A photograph (4.5×3.5 cm, taken within the past 6 months, upper body, full-faced, uncapped. Write your name and nationality on its back and paste it on the application form. Digital photo is available.)
  • Certificate of family registration or citizenship or copy of passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Academic transcript *Please mark the subjects related to Japanese language or Japanese culture
  • Recommendation from your university to the president of the University of Miyazaki
  • Proof of Japanese language ability (ex. Certificate of JLPT)
  • Medical certificate *issued within the past 6 months

Program Benefits

  • Tuition fee waived
  • Allowance: 117,000 yen per month

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants must fill online form and upload documents by 27 February 2019 at 14:00 WIB
  2. After completing online form, applicants must send all required documents to

Airlangga Global Engagement
207 AMERTA Bld. 2nd Floor
Kantor Manajemen Universitas Airlangga
Kampus C Mulyorejo Surabaya 60115 
Jawa Timur, Indonesia 

by 27 February 2019 at 14:00 WIB

3. AGE UNAIR will review all online all application after the stated deadline. Please be advised that applications sent after the deadline will not be reviewed
4. AGE UNAIR will contact shortlisted applicants
5. Shortlisted applicants will be receive a Letter of Acceptance and enrollment materials

Should you need further information regarding the information above please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Application (by the prescribed form)
Health Check Form
List of Application Documents
Official Invitation Letter
Fact Sheet (Japanese)