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List Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarships

Scholarship 2013 (Applications Closed)

List Past Papers of Qualifying Examinations


Attention to Japanese Government Scholarship

All application procedures for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho : MEXT )Scholarships are conducted through Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka. If you require any further information regarding Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho : MEXT ) Scholarships, contact Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka. Please note that application fee is not charged and be aware that organizations or individuals who charge application fee or deposits have no relation with the Japanese Government.

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarships

Sinhala Translation   Tamil Translation

          The Government of Japan provides international students around the world with an opportunity of pursuing higher studies in Japanese Universities and Colleges under the "Monbukagakusho" scholarship scheme.Under this scheme students may apply for College of Technology, Undergraduate or Post Graduate Research scholarships.

          In Sri Lanka the Japanese Government "Monbukagakusho" scholarship is channeled through the Ministry of Higher Education, No.18, Ward Place, Colombo 7. The Higher Education Ministry advertises this scholarship and invites applications from prospective candidates from Sri Lanka. Thereafter, the Ministry of Higher Education will screen these applications and forward a list of eligible candidates to the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka. Selected candidates will be requested to sit for a qualifying examination in Sri Lanka conducted by the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka. Thereafter, these candidates will be invited for a personal interview by the Embassy. Candidates who pass the written examination and are successful at the interview would be recommended by the Embassy of Japan to the relevant authority in Japan for due consideration. Final selection and awarding of the scholarship is made by the relevant authorities in Japan.More information regarding this scholarship can be obtained from the following office of the Ministry of Higher Education in Sri Lanka Ministry of Higher Education
Colombo 7.

or by visiting the web site Study in Japan

16th April 2012

(MONBUKAGAKUSHO – MEXT)             

          The Government of Japan will award scholarships to Sri Lankan Students under the Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:MEXT) Scholarship scheme 2013, in the categories of Postgraduate Research, Undergraduate and College of Technology. The closing date for applications to the Ministry of Higher Education is on 4thMay 2012. Selection of candidates will be done through an examination conducted jointly by the Japanese Embassy and the Ministry of Higher Education.             

          Prospective candidates are kindly requested to forward their applications to the Ministry of Higher Education, No. 18, Ward Place, Colombo 07, according to the specimen application format published by the Ministry. Application forms downloaded directly from the website of the Government of Japan will not be accepted for the preliminary processing. Undergraduate and College of Technology applicants should apply for ONE SCHEME ONLY (Either Undergraduate or College of Technology).


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