Japanese Government Scholarship 2023
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Japanese Government Scholarship 2023 [MEXT] For Biotech & Biology

The Government of Japan offers Government scholarships to Indian students for the academic year 2023 under its Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT) Scholarship Program for Research Studies. A copy of the Guidelines giving details of the scholarship and a set of blank application forms are enclosed herewith. The subjects, courses and eligibility conditions of Japanese Government Scholarship 2023 [MEXT] For Biotech & Biology are as follows –

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Japanese Government Scholarships
– Research Students for 2023

Japanese Government [MEXT] Scholarship Program 2023 for Research Students

For details on recruitment, please refer to the following guidelines:

Type – Research Students

Level – Graduate school level (Research/Masters Course/PhD course)

Age – Under 35 years old (Applicants, in principle, must have been born on or after April 2, 1988)

Fields of study –

(A)Japan related Humanities (B)Japan related Social Science (C)Mathematical Science (D)Physics (E)Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (F)Biology and Biotechnology (G)Agriculture and Fishery (H)Environmental Science (I)Pharmaceutical Science (J)Geology and Geoinformatics (K)Civil Engineering (L) Architecture (M)Material Science / Engineering (N)Electrical Engineering (O)Electronics & Communications Engineering (P)Mechanical Engineering (Q)Aerospace Engineering

(R)Robotics (S)Information Technology (T)Sports Science

Courses and eligibility for Japanese Government [MEXT] Scholarship

  • For Research Student/Master’s course/Doctoral course (first phase) – Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 65% marks. The candidates should obtain their mark sheet and degree on or before 30th September 2023 for the October 2023 batch.
  • Doctoral Course (Second Phase) – Master’s degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 65% marks. Candidates should have practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before 30th September 2023 for the October 2023 batch.

Term of scholarship

Non-regular students – The scholarship period will start from April, September or October 2023 until the end of March 2025.

Regular students enrolled in master’s, doctoral, or professional graduate courses –
Regardless of the date of arrival, the scholarship period shall be the necessary period for the completion of the respective regular course (hereinafter referred to as “the standard period of study”. See “13. ACADEMIC PATHWAY FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS” for the standard period of study for each course).

Number of scholarships – To be announced


  1. Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students – 143,000 yen (Approx. Rs.85,800) per month
  2. Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses – 144,000 yen (Approx. Rs.86,400) per month
  3. Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses – 145,000 yen (Approx. Rs. 87,000) per month.

Education fees – Exempted

Travelling Expenses – Round-trip airfare will be provided

How to Apply & Where to send the completed forms for Japanese Government Scholarship 2023 [MEXT] For Biotech & Biology

The document screening will be conducted based on the following preliminary application form. If you wish to apply, please e-mail this form by 15 May, 11.59 pm.

Please note that the file should be a Microsoft Word file only and should not exceed 200 KB (for more read note). Applications received at the following email id only, shall be considered as a submitted application forms.

The Preliminary Application Form
Email: scholarship-india@nd.mofa.go.jp

Application received after the aforesaid date and time will be automatically rejected. Also, files in other formats such as scanned copies of handwritten documents, pdf, PowerPoint, google drive, link to google drive, google docs etc. will also be rejected automatically
No supporting documents are required to be submitted with the preliminary application.
You will only submit the application form along with supporting documents as mentioned in the guidelines if you are shortlisted after the Preliminary Application Form Screening round.

Schedule of the Preliminary Selection for Japanese Government Scholarship 2023 [MEXT] For Biotech & Biology

  • Application Deadline (must) – 15 May 2022
  • Application Screening – May-June 2022
  • Notification of the result of Preliminary Application Form – 3rd Week of June
  • Written Examination – 25 June 2022
  • Online Interview – around the end of June 2022

For more details contact –

Japan Information Centre (JIC),
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110021.
Tel: +91-11-46104865

Please read this page and the guidelines carefully before applying and making any query.

Past Examination questions are available!


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