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Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015 (Research Student) - for Israeli Citizens
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities
either as (non-degree) student or regular student for a degree under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015.

The Embassy of Japan in Israel would like to encourage anyone interested in studying in Japan apply to this program as follows

Please read carefully the followings points as well as the Application Guidelines provided by MEXT for the detail.
1. Fields of Study
Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field.
And fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses at Japanese universities. Read the details.
2. Terms of Scholarship
Periods of Scholarship (depend on the courses a grantee takes in Japan):
(1) up to 2 years from April 2015 (till March 2017)
(2) up to 1.5 years from October 2015 (till March 2017)

Read the details
3. Qualifications & Conditions (Below points are only part of them)
(1) Nationality: Applicants must be a holder of Israeli passport or Israeli ID Card.
(2) Age: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1980.
(3) Academic Backgrounds: Applicants must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal
or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. Read the details
If you are not sure about your eligibility, please consult us at

Schedule & Procedures
Prepare 3 sets of documents and submit by hand by the prescribed deadline:
1. Get your Application forms & other documents
The application forms are available upon your request to:
Please specify the following information in your email and you will receive the application forms by email when you are qualified.
(1) Full Name
(2) Gender (Male / Female)
(3) Nationality (only Israeli passport/ ID holders can apply)
(4) Date of birth (Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1980)
(5) Name of the university you graduated and the degree you received (Bachelor, Master, etc.)

2. Prepare Applications
(1) (1) Prepare 3 sets of documents and submit by hand by the deadline. All required documents are to be fully and correctly
completed. Please be reminded that you have to ask some documents such as Bagrut certificate to your high school

(2) All documents submitted will not be returned.
(3) (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. DOCUMENTS IN HEBREW or ARABIC WITHOUT
3. Deadline for submitting applications
(1) The above mentioned 2 sets of application documents should be submitted by hand to the Public Information & Culture Section (library), Embassy of Japan in Israel (The Museum Tower 19th Floor, 4 Berkowitz Street, Tel Aviv),
no later than 14:00 on Friday, July 24, 2015.
The Embassy opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Mon.-Thu.), 9:00-15:00 (Fri.)
(2) Bagrut certificate with scores can be submitted in the beginning of August but no later than August 10, 2015.
Please note that without the Bagrut certificate, you will not be eligible to pass the Primary Screening.
4. Primary Screening (Documents Screening, Written Examinations & Interview)
(1) The primary screening procedures will be handled by the 2015 Research Student Scholarship Selection Committee, organized by the Embassy of Japan in Israel.
(2) The submitted documents will be screened by around June 20, 2014, and only who passed the documents screening will be invited to the written examinations and the interview which will be held at the Embassy of Japan in Tel Aviv.
(3) The following dates are to be confirmed to those who passed the documents screening.
Written Examinations (English test and Japanese test): Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (tbc)
Interview (in English): Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (tbc)

For your study and preparation, please refer the samples of the past written examinations (before 2010):

(4) After the interview, the Committee will select the candidates who passed the primary screening.
The Embassy will notify the results to the examinees by around mid of July 2014.

5. Acceptance letter and Secondary Screening
(1) The candidates who passed the primary screening will need to start contact the Japanese university of his/her choice and obtain an admission or a letter of provisional acceptance from the university (July-August 2014, with a special form given by the Embassy) and submit it to the Embassy.
(2) MEXT will conduct a secondary screening based on the results of the primary screening, and select applicants as MEXT scholarship grantees. Please note that those who are not accepted by any universities which the applicants named in their Placement Preference Form, will not be selected as MEXT scholarship grantees.

6. Final result announcement
The final result of MEXT secondary screening will be informed to the successful grantees in December 2014.
For detail, please read carefully the Application Guidelines provided by MEXT. For any inquiry, please email to