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Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program (Undergraduate Student) for 2019 – for Israeli Citizen

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2019.

The scholarship period will last for 5 years from April 2019 to March 2024, including the 1 year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrivals in Japan. For scholarship grantees majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a 6 year course in pharmacy, the scholarship period will be 7 years until March 2026.

The Embassy of Japan in Israel is now open for the applications by Israeli citizens for this program as follows.

I. Application Guidelines

Please read very carefully the Application Guidelines provided by MEXT
The Embassy of Japan in Israel accepts applications from the Israeli citizens (a holder of Israeli passport or Israeli ID card).

NEW! From the program 2019 there is a change regarding "Qualifications & Conditions" about age -
the eligibility range of age of applicants was increased, as follows:

Notes on article 6.(2) in the Application Guidelines:
Applicants, in principle, must have been born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 2002.

If you are not sure about your eligibility, please consult us via email to:

II. Schedule & Procedure for Israeli Applicants

1. Get your Application forms & other documents

The Embassy of Japan in Israel will send you the application forms upon your email request to:
Please write the following information in your email.
(1) Full Name in English
(2) Gender (Male / Female)
(3) Nationality *only Israeli passport/ ID holders can apply
(4) Date of birth
(5) The month and the year you have completed [or will complete] your high school education, and whether if you have Bagrut certificate with grades
(6) Current status (If you are currently on a military duty, the month & the year you will be released.
This is for our check whether if you can start your study in Japan from April 2019)

2. Prepare and submit applications by August 3, 2018

(1) All required documents are to be fully and correctly completed (2 sets).
Please be reminded that you will need a time to prepare some documents to be provided by your high school administration such as Academic Transcript, high school graduation certificate and Bagrut certificate + Bagrut grades.

(2) All documents submitted will not be returned.

(3) Official documents must be submitted in ENGLISH ONLY. In case your school does not issue the document in English,
you must submit an English translation in addition to the original document. (That means Academic Transcript, high school graduation certificate and Bagrut certificate + grades should be submitted with English translation) DOCUMENTS IN HEBREW or

(4) The application documents should be submitted
by hand to the Press & Culture Section, Embassy of Japan in Israel.
DEADLINE: Friday, August 3, 2018, ~14:30
Embassy of Japan in Israel Address: 19th Floor, Museum Tower, 4 Berkowitz Street, Tel Aviv
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Mon.-Thu.), 9:00-15:00 (Fri.) Saturday and Sunday Closed

(5) Bagrut certificate with grades can be submitted in the beginning of August but not later than August 3, 2018. Please note that without the Bagrut certificate with grades, you will not be eligible to pass the Primary Screening.

3. Written Examinations & Interview (Primary Screening by the Embassy)

(1) The primary screening procedures will be executed by the 2019 Undergraduate Student Scholarship Selection Committee, organized by the Embassy of Japan in Israel.

(2) The result of documents screening will be informed to all applicants via email by around August 8, 2018.
Only who passed the documents screening will be invited to written examinations.

Written examinations will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018.
Subjects of examinations:
(a) For applicants for a major in Social Sciences and Humanities:
All applicants must take Japanese, English and Mathematics tests (3 subjects in all).

(b) For applicants for a major in Natural Sciences:
All applicants must take Japanese, English, Mathematics, and two subjects selected from among Physics / Chemistry / Biology (5 subjects in all).
Please see more details on Application Guidelines.

For your study and preparation, please refer the past samples of written examinations:

: examinees who will pass examinations will be invited to an interview (in English), which will be held by the Committee members on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

(4) After the interview, the Committee will select final candidates who passed the primary screening. The Embassy will notify the results to all the interviewees a few days after the interview.

4. Secondary Screening by MEXT in Japan
Applicants who have been selected by the primary screening as final candidates will be recommended to MEXT.
Then MEXT will conduct the Secondary Screening of the final candidates and decide scholarship grantees.

5. Final result announcement
The result of the final selection will be informed to the successful grantees by the end of January 2019.

For detail, please read carefully the Application Guidelines.
For any inquiry, please email to