MEXT fellowships (Japan)

The aim of the programme offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEXT) is to enable German graduates to study in Japan as part of a research or supplementary or postgraduate course of study.

Funding is available for study visits to Japan as part of a research or supplementary or postgraduate course of study.
For scholarship holders who do not have sufficient knowledge of Japanese, a six-month intensive language course is included. The course enables conversation in everyday life - the English language is sufficient for research purposes.

Duration: one-and-a-half or two-year research or study visit of

  •     April 2020 to March 2022 or
  •     October 2020 to March 2022.


Depending on the academic degree, the scholarship includes the following benefits:

  •     a monthly scholarship rate between 143 000 and 148 000 Yen (as of 04/2017)
  •     Round trip air tickets
  •     tuition fees
  •     The scholarship amount provided by the Japanese government is topped up by a lump sum of 50 euros per month by the DAAD for the Japanese health insurance during the first two funding years.

Application Deadline for German citizen: 

31 March 2020 via DAAD (www.daad.de)