Scholarships for Japanese studies and teacher training

APPLICATION for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Japanese Studies and Teacher Training is open.

Qualified Malaysian nationals who would like to pursue their studies in Japan are invited to apply from now until Feb 18.

During the term of scholarship, monthly allowances of approximately 117,000 yen (RM4,400) will be given to each Japanese Studies grantee, and 143,000 yen (RM5,400) to each teacher training grantee (amount is subject to change).

Fees for entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at universities will be exempted.

A round-trip airplane ticket is also provided, the Embassy of Japan said in a press release.

For Japanese Studies (a one-year non-degree course from October 2021), applicants must:

> Be between 18 and 29 years of age as of April 1,2021

> Be second or third year undergraduate students

> Major in Japanese Language or Japanese Culture in non-Japanese universities

> Have good command of Japanese Language

Applications for the Japanese Studies scholarship must reach the Embassy of Japan by 4pm on Feb 18.

For details, call 03-2177-2600 (ext.146)/ or visit

For the Teacher Training scholarship (one-and-a-half-year non-degree course from October 2021), applicants must:

> Be under 35 years of age as of April 1,2021

> Be graduates of universities or teacher training college who work as teachers in primary or secondary schools or as academic staff at teacher training institutions with at least five-years of experience in their terms of service

> Have good command of the English language and are willing to learn the Japanese language.

Applications for the Teacher Training Scholarship should be made to the Public Service Department (PSD) of Malaysia.

For details, visit, or contact “Unit Pengurusan Penawaran Dalam Perkhidmatan” at 03-8885-3569 or

The interviews for both programmes will be held early March.

The Embassy of Japan will notify qualified candidates by email to attend the interview.

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