The Undergraduate and Research Categories of the Mombukagakusho Scholarships are now open. The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) offers the following scholarships to Australian Citizens who wish to study at Japanese universities.
The Undergraduate category is a scholarship offered in principle for 5 years, including one year of Preparatory study in the Japanese language. Successful applicants will begin this scholarship from April 2013. Benefits of the scholarship include return airfares and an allowance (as a guide 117,000 yen, approx. $1380 was paid per month in 2012).
The Research Category is offered for 2 years, which includes 6 months of preparatory study of the Japanese language. Successful applicants will begin this scholarship from April 2013.
Benefits include return airfares to Japan and an allowance (as a guide 143, 000 yen, approx $1690 was paid per month in 2012).
Applications for this scholarship program must be received by the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by close of business on Friday, 8th June 2012.
For further information, including application documents and criteria, please visit the following link: