Every year, Japan’s Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT) provides scholarship to South Africans through the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria. It covers round-trip airfare, tuition, and monthly allowance.
Your applicaiton must be sent to the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria.
1. Research students (master’s course, doctoral course, or professional graduate course)
Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field. Moreover, the fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses at Japanese universities.
2. Undergraduate students
Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of study (major) from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice.
(1) Social Sciences and Humanities
1-A: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, others.
1-B: Economics, Business Administration.
(2) Natural Sciences
2-A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology).
2-B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing), and Science (Biology). Natural Sciences
2-C: Medicine, and Dentistry.
Those application(s) should (be) sent to
Cultural Section of the Embassy of Japan in South Africa
Postal address: 259 Baines Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0181
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