The recruitment and screening of Japanese Government-sponsored foreign students is done by the Japanese Government through Japanese embassies (and some Japanese consulates), or Japanese universities. Deposits are never required when applying for a scholarship offered by the Government of Japan. Be sure to obtain information about Japanese Government-sponsored scholarships from Japanese diplomatic offices such as embassies and consulates.
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Programme
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. Scholarship categories are Undergraduate, Japanese Studies, and Research Studies.
The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver’s Study in Japan Guide and MEXT Scholarship Recipient Profiles (PDF) outlines the benefits of studying in Japan and profiles the experiences of MEXT Scholarship recipients from a variety of fields of study.
The Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education
Find an approved Japanese Language Institute in Japan.
Top Global University Project Japan
The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has been carrying out the Top Global University Project to provide prioritized support to 37 universities that are conducting world-leading education and research and leading the globalization of Japanese society through comprehensive university reform and internationalization. These universities offer their own distinctive programs and support systems to help enhance international student experiences in Japan. An increasing number of English courses and programs are offered by these institutions.
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Provides support programs for international student in Japan. The site includes the Gateway to Study in Japan and Student Guide to Japan, which walk prospective students through the process of planning to study in Japan. Find links and information for Japanese Universities and Colleges, as well as scholarships.
Japan Study Support
Learn more about studying at Japanese educational institutions, including universities, graduate schools, professional training colleges and junior colleges. The site includes a way to search for a place to study, as well as useful information for studying in Japan.
Japan Foundation Toronto
Offers funding and exchange programs to those wishing to further their study of Japan. Support programs are offered to scholars, researchers, doctoral candidates, artists, cultural properties specialists and teachers of Japan related studies.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowships
JSPS provides fellowships for qualified researchers to conduct joint research activities with colleagues at Japanese universities and research institutes.