Would you like to study in Japan? 🇯🇵 MEXT Scholarship for 2023

Application for Research Students - Embassy Recommendation


Embassy Recommendation Procedure

Recruitment for those arriving in Japan in April 2023 or September/October 2023 is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between May and July by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in Japan.

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Documents for Application - Embassy Recommendation

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions. Application Forms along with Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. These documents can be printed out and filled in by hand-written, typed out, or filled in with software applications and printed out.



Application Guidelines
Application Guidelines for Research StudentsOpen PDF file
Application Guidelines for Research Students (in Japanese)Open PDF file


Application Forms
Application Form for FY2023Open PDF file
Placement Preference Application Form for FY2023Open PDF file
Field of Study and Research PlanOpen PDF file
Certificate of HealthOpen PDF file
Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor. 
Recommendation Letter SampleOpen PDF file
Note: This is a sample. Any form/style of letter is to be accepted. 


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