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Japanese Government Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies 2013

japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies 2013

Deadline :17th May 2013


The tenure of scholarship is 5 years except for Medicine and Dentistry 7 years as from April 2014 inclusive of 1-year intensive Japanese language Course. The grantee who has graduated and been admitted into the master’s course of a graduate school during the term of scholarship could have his/her term of scholarship extended as a result of selection. Scholarship term will be extended for two years at the maximum, and no extension shall be made beyond this period.


Age: Applicants must be Malaysian passport holders’ age between 17 to 22 years old as of 1 April 2014 (i.e. born between 2 April 1992 and 1 April 1997). Applicants must have Malaysian address.

Academic Background: Applicants must have completed SPM or O-level or UEC with at least eleven (11) years of formal education (excluding remove class). STPM students (lower or upper) and those who will sit for A-Level, Diploma, or Matriculation examination this year may also apply, provided that the results will be known by March 2014. Use your SPM result to apply.

Academic requirement:

Academic level Natural Science A & B Social Science
SPM / UEC 7A including Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics/ Biology 6A including Mathematics and English
STPM B+ in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics/Biology and Band 5 in MUET B+ in Mathematics and Band 5 in MUET
A- Level/ Matriculation A in Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics/ Biology A in Mathematics and English
Diploma CGPA 3.4 and above in related field of study CGPA 3.4 and above in related field of study

Japanese Language: Applicants must (be willing to) learn the Japaneselanguage and (to) receive university education in the Japanese language.


Estimated monthly allowances of 117, 000 yen (subject to change) will be given to each grantee during the term of his / her scholarship. Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at universities will be exempted.


Only qualified applicants will be notified to sit for a written examination in Kuala Lumpur tentatively on 28 July 2013 (subject to change).Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview based on the results of the written examination.

[Subjects for Examination (in English)]

Social Sciences and Humanities English, Mathematics A and Japanese Language
Nature Sciences A English, Mathematics B, Chemistry, Physics and Japanese Language
Nature Sciences B English, Mathematics B, Chemistry, Biology and Japanese Language



  • Attachment: Please attach a certified copy of SPM or O-Level or STPM+MUET or A-Level+MUET or UEC or Matriculation examination result (certified by issuer only) with the fully completed form. Do not send any documents other than application form and copy of result.
  • Field of Study: Applicants must state very clearly either {Social Science & Humanities},{Natural Science A} or {Natural Science B} on the top right-hand of the application form.
  • Educational Background: Please fill in ALL columns, DO NOT leave any column BLANK.
  • Number of Submission: Only ONE (1) application per individual. Two applications will be disqualified immediately.
  • Closing Date: Your application form must reach the Embassy of Japan before 4:00 p.m. 17 May 2013 (Friday) to qualify. Late applications will not be considered.

Submitting of Application Form:
All applications should be submitted directly to:

  • Envelope containing application form must indicate “MEXT SCHOLARSHIP 2014 – UNDERGRADUATE” on the top left-hand corner. Use onlyA4 size envelope.
  • No correspondence can be entered into as to why an applicant has not been short-listed

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