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Japanese Government Undergraduate Student Scholarship Program 2014 – for Israeli Citizen

Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) offers scholarship for 2014 for 1 year Japanese language studies + 4 Years Bachelor Studies, at Japanese University, as Japanese Government Scholarship student (Undergraduate Student).

Periods of Scholarship:
1. Totally 5 years from April 2014 – till March 2019
2. The first year will be focused on Japanese preparatory language courses(April 2014 – till March 2015)
(Please see more details on Guideline)

Field of Study:
1. Social Sciences & Humanities
2. Natural Sciences (Please see more details on Guideline)

Qualifications(here are only part of them):
1. Nationality: Israeli Passport holder & Israeli ID Card holder
2. Applicant must been born between April 2, 1992 and April 1, 1997
3. Applicant must either have completed a 12-year regular course of school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan (Please see more details on Guideline)

Deadline for submitting applications to the Embassy of Japan in Israel:
Friday, July 26, 2013.
Embassy of Japan in Israel The Museum Tower 19F,
4, Berkowitz Street, Tel Aviv.

(application must be handed by applicant only)

More details about the program: Please download the Guideline File (PDF file) and read carefully.

How to receive application forms & related documents:
Application forms are available at the Culture Section, Embassy of Japan.
You can contact only by email to:

In your email please specify:

1. Full Name
2. Nationality (only Israeli Passport + Israeli ID holder can apply)
3. Age (only whose date of birth is between April 2, 1992 and April 1, 1997 can apply)
4. Male/Female
5. Have you completed / about to complete your high school studies?
6. Are you about to enroll / complete your military duties, and when? If you're released from this duty, please describe

Only those who can be qualified with all the eligibilities, will receive the application set by email.

Preparing Applications:
Prepare 3 sets of documents and submit by hand by the prescribed deadline:
All required documents are to be fully and correctly completed. Incomplete documents will be disqualified.
All attached documents submitted will not be returned.
Official documents must be submitted in English or in Japanese ONLY.
In case your school does not issue some document in English, you must submit an original document + a translation into English. - you must submit an original document + a translation into English. -

Selection Procedure:
All procedures will be handled by the 2014 Undergraduate Student Scholarship Selection Committee, organized by the Embassy of Japan.

1. Document Screening: If you pass the first document screening (July - August 2013), you will be invited for written examinations (mid-August 2013) and an interview by the committee (mid-August 2013) .

2. Subjects of written examinations & Interview Written examinations:
1. Social Sciences & Humanities: Mathematics, English and Japanese.
2. Natural Sciences A or B or C: Mathematics, English, Japanese and 2 subjects from among Physics/Chemistry/Biology (Please see more details on Guideline)

Qualifying Examinations for Applicants for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships - Examinations examples:
Click on the following link to download the sample tests: (All PDF files)
Japanese Language: Refer to "Undergraduarte Students" example test of 2008:

Other tests: Refer to "Undergraduarte Students" example tests of 2010:
The exact dates will be informed later only to applicants who will pass the document screening.

Selecting final candidates to MEXT: After the interview, the committee will select the final candidate who will be recommended to the Ministry of Education in Japan (MEXT)(August 2013).

Result from MEXT: The final result from the Ministry of Education in Japan (MEXT) will be announced in December 2012.

Good Luck!