MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) Scholarship for Kosovo Research Students

2023/4/27
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan is offering scholarships to students of graduate level to study at a Japanese university.
 
*Important Note for Applicants:
Please be aware that due to the spreading of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the call for applications and the selection of scholarship candidates can be cancelled at any time without substitution.

 
INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FORM:
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap_stopj-applications_research.html
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Nationality: Kosovo
  2. Age: Born on or after April 2, 1989
  3. Academic background: Graduate university degree (those who will graduate by the time of arrival in Japan)
  4. Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese
 
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
All necessary application documents must be submitted in English or together with an official English translation.
Remarks:
  • You will have to submit all documents, except numbers “(2) Placement Preference Application Form” and “(7) Medical certificate”, which are not necessary for the first application round.
  • In case you cannot hand over the original documents such as “(4) Academic transcript for all academic year of university attended” and “(5) Certification of graduation or degree certificate of the university attended”, please submit a copy with the university’s stamp, which can be considered as the original one.
  • Application Form Page 1 Point 7.(3): Please choose Embassy of Japan in Albania (or Embassy of Japan in Austria) for applying for the VISA.
 
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
Japanese Embassy in Kosovo
177 Lidhja e Pejës, 10000 Prishtina
Tel: +383 (38) 600 995 / 433
E-mail: embjpksv@p1.mofa.go.jp
(Please make an appointment in case you want to hand over the documents in person)
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2023
 
SCHEDULE:
Schedule: Selected candidates will receive a letter of invitation to a language test (English and Japanese) and interview at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology between June 19th and 23rd (dates will depend on which exam the candidates take).
 
ESTABLISHING CONTACT WITH A JAPANESE UNIVERSITY:
A direct contact with universities in Japan can only be made after successful passing of the first selection round. Nevertheless, applicants are advised to be informed about suitable Japanese universities in advance.
 
EXAMPLES FOR PAST WRITTEN EXAMINATION QUESTIONS:
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/planning/scholarship/application/examination.html#1
 
For inquires please contact:
Japanese Embassy in Kosovo
177 Lidhja e Pejës, 10000 Prishtina
Tel: +383 (38) 600 995 / 433
E-mail: embjpksv@p1.mofa.go.jp