Japanese Government MEXT Teacher Training Scholarships

The Japanese government MEXT teacher training scholarship is offered at over 30 universities in Japan. Here, Nigerian teachers or graduates can get their teacher’s training degree courses either in English or Japanese language.

Reading further, this article will acquaint you with all the relevant information needed to apply and obtain this MEXT teacher training scholarship for 2022.

About the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships 2022

The Japanese government MEXT teacher training scholarship is granted by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). 

The Embassy of Japan is pleased to inform you that the Government of Japan will provide scholarships for Nigerian Primary/Secondary school teachers who desire to take teacher training course and Japanese language training in Japan.

These graduates or teachers must have taught at primary/secondary schools or teacher training colleges for at least five years in their home countries at the time of application.

The Embassy will like to use this opportunity to attract Nigerian schools that wish to start a Japanese Language class or course. Beneficiaries upon return will help to promote Japanese Language education in Nigeria.

Lastly, it is a fully-funded scholarship.

Who Should Apply for Japanese Government MEXT Teacher Training Scholarships?

Any Nigerian teacher or graduate is eligible to apply for the MEXT scholarship when he/she meets the criteria which will be seen later in the post.

How much is this MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship Worth?

Students who have obtained the Japanese MEXT scholarship will receive the following stipends:

  • Round-trip airfare to Japan
  • No application, admission, or tuition fees.

Level/Field of Study

The scholarship is for Nigerian students or teachers who wish to study in Japan. View the complete study course guide here.

Host Nationality

It is hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

Nigerian students can apply.

Eligibility of Japanese Government MEXT Teacher Training Scholarship 2022

  • Applicants with Japanese nationality are not eligible unless they are dual nationals of Japan and another country and reside outside of Japan at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1985.
  • Demonstrate excellent academic achievement with a grade point average of 2.30 (out of 3.00) or above in the last two academic years
  • Applicants should apply for the field they studied at the previous university or its related field.
  • Proficiency in English or Japanese language
  • Physically and mentally able to pursue studies in Japan.
  • Applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan within two weeks before the date of the beginning of the third quarter in September 2022.
  • Before arriving in Japan, those selected to receive the MEXT Scholarship must acquire Student visas that are valid as of the date of the beginning of the third quarter in September 2022.

How do I apply for the MEXT Scholarship?

Before applying, applicants must read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions.

You’ll be required to submit the following forms. These documents can be printed and filled out by hand, typed out, or filled out with software applications and printed out.

After submitting the documents below, students will write an entrance examination. This preliminary screening will be conducted on March 1, 2022.

Complete the MEXT scholarship application forms and submit them by hand or post to this address below:
Embassy of Japan – Culture & Information Section
No. 9 Bobo Street (Off Gana Street),
Maitama District,

When is the Deadline for this Mext Teacher Training Scholarship?

This scholarship program is for teachers who wish to study in Japan as Teacher Training students.
The deadline for submission is February 12.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any Nigerian teacher who wishes to get trained in Japan as a Teacher training student,

The application for this ends February 12, 2022.

It covers full tuition and transportation to and from Japan.

No, it can only be posted by courier service or sent by hand to the Address: No. 9 Bobo Street (off Gana Street), Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: 090 6000 9019, 090 6000 9099


The MEXT teacher training scholarship is for Nigerian teachers and graduates who wish to study for their teacher training in Japan. These individuals must have taught for at least 5 years in a primary or secondary school in Nigeria. Does this sound like you? Apply.



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