We would like to make you aware of the following call for the postgraduate scholarship offered by Japan's Ministry of Education (MEXT):

2018 - 2020 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

Application documents should be submitted by post to the Embassy of Japan in the UK, to  arrive no later than Thursday 1 June 2017 by 5pm (GMT). Scholarships can start from either April 2018 for 2 years or September/October for 18 months, including 6 months of Japanese language education.

Value of award: Return air fare, school fees and a monthly grant of 143,000 yen (subject to change) will be provided.

This award is offered to British nationals who hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree, are under the age of 35 and who wish to study or do research in Japan. (Those with a nationality other than British who wish to apply should contact the Embassy of Japan in their home country.)

No knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary.

Awardees can pursue study or research in any field so long as it is related to their field of expertise or previous study. Candidates are encouraged to establish contacts with Japanese academics in their field in advance in order to be able to list three faculties of Japanese universities of their choice to work at when applying for the scholarship.

Please visit these web pages for further information:


Funder DeadlineJune 1st 2017                                 
Research Services DeadlineMay 24th 2017                                                                                                   
Law Faculty Deadline for first draft reviewMay 17th 2017
Law Faculty Deadline for initial expression of interestMay 10th 2017