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Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2019 (Research Student) - for Israeli Citizens
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities (either non-degree or degree students) under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2019
The Embassy of Japan in Israel is now open for the applications by Israeli citizens for this program as follows.

I. Application Guideline:

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


1. Which academic background is eligible to apply?
Eligible applicants satisfy the qualification requirements for admission to a master's degree course or a doctoral degree course at a Japanese graduate school (Includes applicants who are certainly expected to satisfy the requirements by the time of enrolment). There is a list of 'Students must satisfy any one of the following eligibility criteria' on:
"Application Guidelines", 3. Qualifications and Conditions (3) Academic Background. Please read it carefully.

2. Can I study something new in Japan?
No. 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.

3. When and how long can I get the scholarship?
You can choose one of the 2 timings to start your study in Japan with this scholarship. If you choose to start from April 2019, the scholarship term will be up to 2 years (till March 2021), and if you will start from October 2019, it will be up to 1.5 years (till March 2021).

4. I have dual citizenship. Can I apply?
As long as you have an Israeli passport or Israeli ID card, you can apply to the Embassy of Japan in Israel. But if you have a Japanese nationality, you are not eligible to this program.

If you have any question about this scholarship program, including your eligibility, please consult us at

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 to us.
(4) Date of birth *Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1984.
(5) Name of the university you graduated [or will graduate] and the degree (Bachelor, Master, etc.) you received [or will receive]

2. Prepare and submit applications by June 8, 2018
(1) All required documents should be fully and correctly completed.
All documents submitted will not be returned. However, art portfolios may be returned upon request only within a year after submission.
(3) 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.
(4) The application documents should be submitted by hand to the Press & Culture Section, Embassy of Japan in Israel.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 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

3. Written Examination & Interview (Primary Screening by the Embassy)
(1) The primary screening procedures will be executed by the 2019 Research 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 June 29, 2018.
Only who passed the documents screening will be invited to written examination and interview.
(3) Written examination and interview will be held at the Embassy of Japan in Israel. The below dates are to be confirmed to those who passed the documents screening.

Written Examination (English test and Japanese test): Friday, July 6, 2018
Interview (mainly in English): Tuesday, July 10, 2018

*For your study and preparation for the test, click to see some past examples that maybe useful.

(4) The result of the primary screening will be notified to the examinees by the Embassy in a few days after the interview.

4. Acceptance letter and Secondary Screening by MEXT
(1) The candidates who passed the primary screening will need to contact the Japanese university of his/her choice before August 24, 2018, and obtain an admission or a letter of provisional acceptance from the university (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 application documents ("Placement Preference Form"), will not be selected as MEXT scholarship grantees.

5. Final result announcement
The final result of MEXT secondary screening and the result of the university placement will be informed to the successful candidates from Nobember 2018 to February 2019.

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