Japanese Government Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students (Nigeria Inclusive) for the 2015/2016 academic session is now open.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology（MEXT）offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2016.
Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Applicants with no official nationality are also eligible to apply.
Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan.
Applicants generally must have been born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999.
The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2016 to March 2021, including the one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
Japan Government Scholarship Application Procedure.
Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.
①Application Form (a prescribed form) 【original 2】※photo
②Placement Preference Form (prescribed form for applicants for direct placement only) 【original 1】
③Academic transcript for the past 3 years【original 1, copy 1】
④Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended【original 1, copy 1】
⑤Graduation certificate of the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate) 【original 1, copy 1】
⑥Medical certificate (prescribed form) 【original 1, copy 1】
⑦Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university) 【original 1, copy 1】
⑧Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable) 【original 1, copy 1】
Note 1: These documents must be written in Japanese or English, or translations in either of these languages should be attached.
Note 2: Photographs (4.5×3.5 cm, taken within the past six months, upper body, full-faced, uncapped. Write your name and nationality on the reverse and paste them onto the Application Form and Placement Preference Form) attached to the original application must be originals; copies are not acceptable. It is acceptable to paste the data of photo on each application form and print it. (To print your photos and paste it on the application form is not allowed.)
Note 3: The graduation certificate and the degree certificate obtained from the last university attended may be photocopies provided that the copies are attested by an authorized person of the university.
Note 4: An application will not be examined unless all the documents mentioned above are fully and correctly completed. For applicants with ⑧Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination, this document may be submitted in place of documents ③, ④ and ⑤.
Note 5: Number the documents(① through ⑧) in the right upper corner.
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Application forms are obtainable in person from the Embassy of Japan in Abuja. Forward the application to the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria: No.9, Bobo Street (off Gana Street), Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. Fax: (870)782-255-541
For detailed information about this scholarship, kindly CLICK HERE to download a PDF file that explains everything.
Note: Closing date for submission of completed application forms is June 30, 2015.