An introduction to the MEXT scholarship

We have had updates on our information on the MEXT scholarship thanks to employees at a Japanese consulate. Please be sure to check them out if you are interested in applying to MEXT in the future!

What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?

Today’s feature article is a written by Chris Kern, a Ph.D. student of The Ohio State University who will be traveling to Japan this month as a MEXT (or Monbukagakusho 文部科学省) award recipient. He introduces what the MEXT scholarship is and his experience with the application process.

[EDIT 6/1/16: Employees of the consulate have offered some updated information on this article, which you will find noted with stars (**) and included at the end of each section.]

If you are working on a PhD in Japanese, eventually you will probably want to go to Japan on a research scholarship.  There are many opportunities — Fulbright, Fulbright-Hayes, Japan foundation, etc.  What I will cover in this post is the MEXT scholarship (official title: Japanese Government Scholarship for Research Students)**, a scholarship sponsored by the Japanese government (MEXT is the abbreviation for the ministry that handles education, among…

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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