Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in Japan at a specialised training college, a college of technology or a university (undergraduate study). The scholarships offered are for three years, four years and five years, respectively, beginning from April 2015. The fields of study offered in the three-year scholarship programme are Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion and Home Economics, Culture and General Education and other fields.

Eligibility

Candidates must have been born between April 2, 1993 and April 1, 1998. The candidates must have completed Class XII or higher secondary regular course of school education. For studying in College of Technology, students who have completed Class XI are eligible. The candidates must be willing to undergo one-year intensive course of Japanese language and then receive education in Japan.

Selection

The candidates will be requested to sit for an examination at the premises of the Consulate-General of Japan at Chennai. The date and time of the examination will be informed. Japanese language skill is not compulsory for taking this examination. The final selection will be made by the MEXT and its results will be forwarded to the selected candidates by February 2015, along with the name of the Institute/University.