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MEXT fully funded scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies or research level studies

The MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) offers fully funded scholarships to Namibians who wish to pursue undergraduate studies or research level studies at Japanese universities on a full-time basis.

Application Guidelines and Forms
The Application Guidelines and Forms can be all downloaded from the links below:

For Undergraduate Students
MEXT fully funded scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies or research level studies

For Research Students
MEXT fully funded scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies or research level studies

Application (Deadline: 09 June, 2023)
Please read through and carefully follow the Guidelines in completing your application.

A complete set of application documents must be delivered to “Cultural & Information Section of the Embassy of Japan  by hand or other reliable methods by 09 June 2023. Any application submitted via FAX or email will not be accepted.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted by the Embassy by mid-June 2023. Written examinations and interviews are tentatively scheduled for early July 2023. It is strongly advised to prepare for the examinations by going through the past exams papers which can be obtained from the link below:

MEXT Scholarship Exam Preparation English and Other Subjects Past Papers and Answers download 
Important Notes

Japanese language proficiency will be assessed during the selection process, especially for undergraduate studies in “Social Sciences and Humanities A” (law, politics, pedagogy, sociology, literature, history, Japanese language, others excluding economics and business administration).


The grantees are in principle expected to carry out their respective undergraduate studies in Japanese after one-year intensive preparatory education on the Japanese language and other necessary subjects.


The applicants are encouraged to do extensive research regarding requirements for pursuing their careers in the fields of their choice, approaching the different councils or authorities that regulate the fields. Some professional fields, such as dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and veterinary, have certain requirements for practicing in Namibia after completing relevant studies overseas.


In some circumstances such as travel restrictions or curfew, there are possibilities that the selection process will be cancelled or applicants will not be able to come to Japan even after being selected as scholarship students.


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