The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: Mext), Japan’s Mext Scholarship 2022 for the Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP) is now open for application for Malaysians. This is a scholarship opportunity for Malaysians who seek to pursue their master’s degree studies in Japan.
According to the press release of the Japanese Embassy in Malaysia, the scholarship will include a monthly allowance of approximately RM8,828 (approximately 242,000 yen, subject to change).
Other than that, exemption of education fees including the entrance examination, matriculation as well as tuition at the universities are also included as a part of the scholarship.
As for travel expenses, a round-trip flight ticket will be provided.
All courses will be conducted in English.
The course duration is principally one year, from October 22 to September 2023. However, for Business Administration Course, it will commence from September 2022 to August 2023.
For interested individuals, applications must be done through the recommending Malaysian authority. Each university has a different recommending authority, which you can find out here.
|October – December||Submit the application form to the respective Recommending Authorities by the due date.|
|March – April 2022||Interview. Only successful candidates will be notified to attend the interview.|
|July 2022||Notification of final result.|
|September or October 2022||Depart to Japan.|
The requirements for each course of the Mext Scholarship differ from one another. However, all courses require applicants to have at least some years of professional working experience in the field of the course.
Please check your eligibility here.
Meanwhile, the due date for application is 3 December 2021. Thus, if you are interested to study your master’s degree in Japan, apply it now between October and December.
For further details, you may contact the Japan Information Service, Embassy of Japan at 03-2177-2600 ext. 146 or visit https://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/youngleaders.html.
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