Japanese MEXT Scholarship 2023 for Nigerians (2.2 CGPA & Above)

Japanese Embassy is glad to announce the Japanese MEXT Scholarship 2023 for Nigerian Students. The Scholarship is de2023signed for Undergraduate StudentsMasters, and Ph.D. Students, College of Technology Students, and Specialized Training College Students in Nigeria.

Interested candidates can submit the documents below through the Japanese Embassy in Nigeria. This opportunity for Nigerian Students to Study in Japan for Free.

The Scholarship aims at sponsoring Nigerian Students through a qualitative and best Study in Japan. Engineering StudentsMedicine Students, and any discipline are blessed with the MEXT Japan Scholarship.

About the Monbukagakusho MEXT Scholarship

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) of the Japanese Government has been inviting international students to study in Japan on a Fully Funded Scholarship since 1954. The MEXT Scholarship has taken a great step in Building Japanese Culture around International Communities.

The MEXT Japan has Instructed all Eligible Countries to apply for them through Japanese embassies or Agencies abroad or Japanese universities.

The Scholarship is awarded based on the eligibility deemed fit by the Embassies in every eligible Country in Conjunction with the Education board of those countries.

We ‘ll take you through the Application procedures of winning the MEXT Scholarship in Nigeria. Carefully Follow up.

Level/Field of Study:

The Scholarship is designed for three sets of Students in Nigeria.

Research Students

The MEXT Japan Scholarship for Nigerian Students is designed for Postgraduate students who wish to research in Japan for Ph.D./Master’s degrees and non-degree courses.

In addition to this are individuals conducting research in an undergraduate department, etc. Must be in the Age Bracket of 35 years and Above.

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Undergraduate Students

The Scholarship takes Nigerian Students who delight to pursue their degree in Japanese universities for undergraduate degrees.

Applicants Should have been born between April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2003. (between the age range of 17 and 25 years).

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College of Technology Students

Only Nigerian Students who love to study in Japan free at a college of technology, Mechanical/Electronic Engineering, etc.

Applicants must have been born between April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2003. (17 to 25 years of age).

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Specialized Training College Students

The Japan Scholarship for Nigerians can Students who wish to Study in Specialized Training Colleges In Japan.

Schools like specialized training college, Technology, Business, Fashion, Culture, etc. fall in this category. 

Applicants Should have been born between April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2003. (between the age range of 17 and 25 years).

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Host Nationality:

The Scholarship is hosted in Japan. Japanese Institution, Skill Acquisition Centers, Colleges of Education, and Research Centers.

Eligible Nationalities.

The MEXT Scholarship is hosted in many other countries where Japanese Embassy is located. The Scholarship here is a Japanese Embassy Scholarship for Nigerian Students.

Scholarship Worth

The amounts listed below shall be paid depending on the course enrolled in.

A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially designated regions.

Due to the situation of the Japanese Government’s budget, the payment amount may change each fiscal year. If a grantee is absent from the university for an extended period, the scholarship shall be suspended.

① Students receiving preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen per month
② Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen per month
③ Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen per month.

The Scholarship covers travel costs to Japan, living costs, Tuition fees, and book costs. This applies to Undergraduates and the College of Education Students. See More About Benefits in the Scholarship

Japan MEXT Scholarship Eligibilities

The Embassy will prioritize applicants with a Grade Point Average of 2:2 and above.

The closing date for submission of application forms is 14th June. Application forms received after this date will not be processed.

Details about other Eligibilities & Guidelines are included in the Documents in our Platform.

Any other Guidelines are clearly stated in the PDF above. Select your desired Level and Carefully read and fill up the Application Forms and Submit to the Official Address below.

How to Apply for the Scholarship.

For details on how to apply, click HERE. You can also visit their embassy at the address below.

Embassy of Japan
No. 9 Bobo Street, Off Gana Street, Maitama District

Embassy working hours: (Mon – Thurs) 8:000am to 5:30pm, (Fri) 8:00am– 12:45pm

MEXT Scholarships 2023 for Nigerians | Past Questions & Answers.

Japan Scholarship Board has organized a list of questions you can try and prepare for the Scholarship Examinations. These Questions are breathe-Taking Questions.

We have arranged that you have it for free in our Platform. Carefully Study and Check for the Answers Immediately.

Congratulation on your Upcoming Scholarship Awards

Application Deadline:

Deadline for submissions varies from embassy to embassy. However, you can click to find out more here regarding Japan’s embassy in Nigeria.

  • Preliminary screening results: (Only successful candidates will be contacted).
  • Submission are made in person or through courier service to the Embassy. No email submission has been accepted.
  • Do not submit original documents; only notarised/authenticated/verified copies by the alma mater or a court would be accepted preliminarily.


Which countries are eligible for MEXT scholarship?

The Government of Japan offers scholarships for “Japanese Studies Students” to qualified students from different nations to study in Japan. However, the country must have the Japanese embassy in its environ.

How hard is it to get the MEXT scholarship?

After all, the MEXT scholarship is highly competitive. You have to be prepared to be better than the other applicants to succeed.

The best way to strengthen your application and stand out is to create a rock-solid strategy and base it around it.

What is the GPA requirement for MEXT scholarship?

Applicants must be outstanding students who have a GPA 2.3 or above, based on MEXT’s 3.0 scale* and competent enough to be expected to maintain the equivalent level throughout scholarship.

In addition, applicants must meet either of the conditions stated in (6) Language Proficiency

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