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Want to study in Japan? Filipinos can now apply for 2021 Japanese Government Scholarship Program


The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan is now accepting applications for the Teacher Training and Japanese Studies categories of the 2021 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

All Filipino citizens who meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply:

Teacher training

  • Must be under 35 years of age and a graduate of a college or teacher training college;
  • Must have at least five years of active experience as a teacher in primary, secondary, or teacher training college in your country. (Please note that college and university teachers currently in active service are not considered for this scholarship).

Japanese studies

  • Must be from 18 to 30 years old;
  • Must be enrolled as undergraduate students in faculties or schools which major in Japanese language or Japanese culture in a university outside Japan at the time when they come to Japan and must be enrolled in the home institution at the time when they return to their home countries.

Application forms and detailed information on pre-requisites may be viewed and downloaded from the embassy website.

All applicants are strongly advised to read the guidelines and pre-requisites carefully prior to applying. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The screening committee takes into consideration your ability to follow the guidelines and instructions.

The deadline for submission of applications is on February 5, 2021. Only hard copies printed on A4 size paper and mailed through courier (LBC, GrabExpress, Lalamove, etc.) will be accepted.

The application process consists of document screening, written exams, and interview. Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the written test at a location designated by the Embassy of Japan. It is the candidate’s responsibility to secure the cost and means to take the written test.

Candidates for the written test must take precautions against COVID-19 infection and follow the instructions of the test proctor.

Depending on the situation, the interview may be conducted online. We request the candidate to arrange an environment that allows it.

The application process for the 2021 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program is subject to change under unavoidable circumstances. Due to the COVID-19 and other factors, it may not be possible to conduct the recruitment and selection according to the originally announced schedule. The application process may be suspended or cancelled.

For inquiries, email at scholarship@ma.mofa.go.jp.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

This is a press release from the Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan.

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