Deadline: Applicants should inquire about deadlines from Japan embassy at their home country

Brief Description:

International scholarships are available at Japan’s Hokkaido University for students from all around the world. MEXT Japanese Government Scholarships and Hokkaido University Scholarships are two scholarship programmes offered by Hokkaido University. The MEXT Scholarships 2022 programme provides funding for undergraduate, master’s, research, and doctoral studies in Japan. With a fully funded Japanese government scholarship, it offers the best opportunity to study in Japan.

Hokkaido University is the oldest, most research-intensive, and top-ranked university in Japan. It’s in Hokkaido, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. Hokkaido University was ranked 39th in the QS World Universities Ranking in 2014. Hokkaido University already has hundreds of Japanese and international students enrolled. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, research course, and doctorate degree programmes.

Scholarship Details:

Opportunity Type: Fully Funded

Language Requirement: TOEFL, IELTS

Offered by: Mext Scholarships (Japanese Government Scholarships)
Hokkaido University

Deadline: Applicants should inquire about deadlines from Japan embassy at their home country

Duration of each degree level:

      Bachelor’s Degree: 4 to 5 years

·        Master’s Degree: 2 to 3 years

·        Doctoral Degree: 3 to 4 years

Level of study:

·        Bachelor Degree

·        Master’s Degree

·        PhD Degree

Fields study:


·        Integrated Science Program (ISP)

·        Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP)


·         Agriculture
1. Global Education Program for Agriscience Frontiers

·         Chemical Sciences and Engineering

·         Advanced Graduate School of Chemistry and Materials Science (AGS)

   Engineering English Engineering Education Program (E3)

·         Environmental Science
   1. Global Environmental Management (GEM)
   2. English Program of Environmental Earth Science for Sustainable Society (EPEES)

·         Infectious Diseases – Veterinary Medicine

·         WISE Program for One Health Frontier Graduate School of Excellence

·         Life Science

·         Training Program for Global Innovators in Life Sciences

·         Science

·         International Course in Graduate School of Science

Please see the following list of degree programs for further information:

  1. Undergraduate degree programs
  2. Graduate & postgraduate degree programs

Benefits of Scholarship:

All expenses are covered by Mext Scholarships, such as:

·        Full tuition fee

·        A monthly allowance for research in the region

·        Monthly Stipend – Monthly Allowances are determined by the Japan Government Scholarships Budget each year.

·        Bachelor students: ¥117,000 per month

¥143,000 per month for research students

·        ¥144,000 per month for master’s students

·        ¥145,000 per month for doctoral students

·        Traveling Allowance: Under the MEXT 2022 Scholarships, all selected students will get round trip airfare tickets from MEXT Japanese scholarship (airfare to Japan after selection, airfare to home country after graduation).

·        Following the applicant’s evaluation, additional assistance is provided.


·        In the most recent two years of study in their native country, the student must have a 2.0/3.0 GPA.

·        Throughout the scholarship program, the student must maintain good academic standing in Japan.

·        Language requirements based on level of study and field of study must be met by the student.

How To Apply

·        There are several ways to apply for the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship at Hokkaido University; select the most appropriate choice for yourself.

·        Embassy Recommendation:
Applicants must first contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home country and obtain recommendations from the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home country in order to apply to Hokkaido University. Because the Embassy’s approval is required.
After completing the applicant document screening, the candidate should contact the Graduate School’s Division of International Student Affairs to get an acceptance letter.

·        University Recommendation:
An applicant for a scholarship at Hokkaido University can apply directly to the university and request a recommendation. Students who wish to study in Japan can be assessed by the university and may be eligible for a Japanese Government Scholarship.

·        Domestic Selection:

·        Privately funded, full-time postgraduate foreign students, prospective postgraduate students, and full-time prospective fourth-year undergraduate university students (or prospective sixth-year students in the case of medical schools, etc.) who are academically and personally excellent are awarded domestic selection scholarships beginning in April. Domestic Selection might not be available every year.

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