The Japanese Government Scholarship for Japanese Studies


Application guideline, application form, recommendation letter form and health check-up form (certificate of health) and course guides for 2017 are now available: Download here:

MEXT Scholarship (Japanese Studies) Programme guideline

Application form1

Health certificate

or e-mail and request application forms.


The application documents should be submitted to the International Office of the applicants current university.

Applications have to arrive at the Danish Agency for Higher Education (Styrelsen for Videregående Uddannelser) by 20 February (Monday), 2017.

Address: Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Danish Agency for Science and Education
Division of Educational Programmes
Bredgade 40,
DK-1260 Copenhagen K
Att. Tina Haagerup, MEXT Japan

Written examinations (Japanese and English) as well as interviews are scheduled on 9 March (Thursday) 2017 at the Embassy of Japan of Japan in Denmark.

Details will be informed to the individual applicants.



For your information, the applicant should list the top 3 priorities of universities he/she would like to be enrolled in. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) will conduct the second screening in Tokyo and decide, with taking consideration of the wishes of the applicant who pass the second screening, the university which he/she will be enrolled. If the MEXT will not be able to find the university which is willing to accept the candidate, that applicant will not be a recipient of this scholarship program. Details are described in the above-mentioned guideline.


If you have any inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Shima Hasegawa Møller, Information and Cultural Section, Embassy of Japan in Denmark at Tel: 33 45 51 22, e-mail:,

Further information can be found at: and