Embark on an extraordinary journey to Japan with the prestigious Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship, now open at Ritsumeikan University for international students. Aspiring scholars from all corners of the globe are invited to apply for the MEXT Scholarship University Recommended at Ritsumeikan University, offering a fully funded opportunity to study abroad in the Land of the Rising Sun.

MEXT, an abbreviation for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, presents a golden opportunity for international students seeking to enrich their educational careers by pursuing higher studies in Japan. Established by the Japanese Government and Ministry of Education, MEXT Scholarships are renowned for their commitment to nurturing global talent and promoting cultural exchange.

Are you eager to pursue advanced research and academic excellence? The MEXT Research Scholarships 2024 offer an unparalleled chance to pursue Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Japan. Whether you aspire to delve into cutting-edge scientific research, immerse yourself in Japan’s rich cultural heritage, or contribute to innovative technological advancements, Ritsumeikan University is the gateway to realizing your dreams. Imagine a life-changing experience studying in Japan without financial constraints. The Ritsumeikan University MEXT Scholarship presents a fully funded opportunity, covering tuition fees, accommodation, monthly stipends, and other essential expenses, ensuring that international students can fully focus on their studies and academic pursuits.

Established in 1869, Ritsumeikan University is a private institution located in Kyoto, Japan, with a rich history and a commitment to academic excellence. Home to the Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto and the satellite campuses of Biwako-Kusatsu and Osaka-Ibaraki, Ritsumeikan University provides a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity.

Brief Description

  • Organization: MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • University: Ritsumeikan University
  • Department: Given Below
  • Course Level: Master & PhD Degrees
  • Award: Fully Funded
  • Aapplication Mode: by Post
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Japan
  • Deadline: 15 November 2023

Eligibility Criteria

To seize the opportunity of studying in Japan with a prestigious fully funded Japanese Government Scholarship at Ritsumeikan University, interested applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Nationality Requirement: Applicants must hold the nationality of a country with diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Dual-nationality citizens with Japanese citizenship, planning to renounce it, are eligible to apply.

Age Limit: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1989, to be eligible for the scholarship.

Physical and Mental Health: Prospective students should be in good physical and mental health to participate in academic activities in Japan.

Student Visa and Entry to Japan: Successful applicants must be willing to acquire a student visa and enter Japan for the purpose of study upon receipt of the scholarship.

Arrival Date: Applicants should be able to arrive in Japan on a date designated by Ritsumeikan University, which is in the middle of September 2024.

Academic Performance: The applicant’s current degree program’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) should be equal to or higher than 2.30 out of 3.00, as calculated by MEXT’s formula. For those not currently enrolled, the most recently attended degree program’s CGPA will be considered.

English Language Proficiency: For applicants intending to study in English language medium degree programs, English language ability must be equal to or greater than the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 level. Applicants must demonstrate their language proficiency as per the CEFR Conversion Chart and MEXT Language Requirements.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to pursue your academic dreams in Japan. Fulfill your potential and expand your horizons with a fully funded Japanese Government Scholarship at Ritsumeikan University. Embrace a transformative educational journey and immerse yourself in the rich culture and academic excellence that Japan has to offer. Apply now and be part of the diverse community of scholars making a global impact at Ritsumeikan University.

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Fields of Study

Ritsumeikan University Japan offers an extensive array of academic programs, welcoming both domestic and international applicants to experience the wonders of studying in Japan with a prestigious fully funded Japanese government scholarship. Aspiring scholars can now seize the opportunity to apply for the MEXT University Recommended Scholarship at Ritsumeikan University, but do note that this scholarship is limited to specific graduate schools.

Discover the Eligible Graduate Schools:

The MEXT University Recommended Scholarship at Ritsumeikan University is available for enthusiastic applicants seeking to pursue their academic ambitions in specialized fields. The following Graduate Schools are actively participating in this esteemed scholarship opportunity:

Information Science and Engineering: Embark on a journey of innovation and technology in the ever-evolving field of Information Science and Engineering. Delve into cutting-edge research and technological advancements that are shaping the future of our digital world.

Policy Science: Engage in meaningful studies in Policy Science, where you can contribute to addressing global challenges and shaping sustainable policies that impact societies and economies on a global scale.

Economics: Immerse yourself in the world of Economics, where you can explore intricate economic systems, analyze market trends, and develop strategies to drive socio-economic progress.

The MEXT Scholarship 2024: Your Gateway to Excellence

The MEXT Scholarship offers an extraordinary opportunity for talented individuals to pursue higher education in Japan with full financial support. Benefit from a comprehensive scholarship package that includes tuition fees, monthly stipends, accommodation, and other essential expenses, enabling you to focus wholeheartedly on your academic pursuits.

How to Apply

Eligible and interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the Ritsumeikan University MEXT Scholarship 2022 by following the given procedure;

Step 1;

First, download the application guidelines and application forms along with the field of study and reference formate and fill them accordingly;

1.1. Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering (GSISE) Application Guidelines and Application Form

1.2. Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) Application Guidelines and Application Form

1.3. Graduate School of Economics (GSE) Application Guidelines and Application Form

2. Field of Study and Research Plan [Submission of a research plan using this format is required for all applicants]

3. Letter of Reference Template (The mandatory Letter of Reference is free-format. Use of this template is optional)

Step 2;

Send the above application forms to the University international student admission office along with your all required documents by post to the following address

Ritsumeikan University International Center at BKC, Admissions Team
1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan 525-8577
Phone: +81 (0)77-561-3946 Fax: +81 (0)77-561-3956

Notes to Keep in Mind before Posting your Application

1) Make sure that ALL of your application documents meet ALL requirements described in the guidelines checklist.
2) In particular, your Letter of Recommendation, and in turn, your application, will not be accepted if it does not meet all requirements mentioned in the guidelines.
3) Additionally, your transcripts, and in turn, your application, will not be accepted if they do not meet all requirements mentioned in the guidelines. If your transcripts do not meet the criteria in the guidelines, please obtain additional supplemental documentation, such as a detailed explanation of the grade scale, as necessary from your university before submitting your application.
4) If the rest of your documents are ready but you are waiting for the arrival or announcement of an English language test score, please send the rest of your application in advance before the deadline. Follow up by delivering a scan of your language test score certificate via email as soon as it is ready.

Documents Required

  • Ritsumeikan University Graduate Application Sheet (University designated form)
  • Application for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Monbukagakusho designated form)
  • Application Questionnaire (University designated form)
  • Field of Study and Study Program (Monbukagakusho designated form)
  • Letter of Recommendation by the dean, or a person of equivalent or higher position, at the applicant’s school or institution (Must be addressed to the “President of Ritsumeikan University, Japan”)
  • Official certificate of grades from most recent academic institution attended (Undergraduate or Graduate degree program)
  • Official certificate of graduation or expected graduation or of program completion or expected program
    completion from most recent academic institution attended (Undergraduate or Graduate degree program)
  •  (Optional) Records from most recent university indicating superior academic achievement with clear
    indicator of outstanding performance (e.g. GPA, grades and criteria, or individual rank order)
  •  Abstract of thesis written for most recent academic degree awarded, etc…
    *The abstract MUST be a concise summary (i.e. 1 page maximum) of your most recently written thesis, or of your graduation project or a term paper, etc… if you did not write a thesis.
  •  Copy of passport page containing the applicant’s name and date of birth or a copy of your family register or residence certificate, etc. (applicants in possession of a passport must submit the passport page copy)
  • Copy of documentation showing objective proof of level of English language ability
  • Certificate of health (University designated form, or form with identical contents)
  • Three (3) passport-quality photographs, (4.5 cm tall x 3.5 cm wide, front-facing, photos taken within 6
    months of application showing applicant from chest up, with name and nationality written on the reverse)


MEXT Scholarship is a Highly Paid Fully Funded Scholarship, that will cover Registration, Tuition Fee, Monthly Stipend (147,000 JPY for Master and 148,000 JPY for PhD), Accommodation, Airfare, Health Insurance.

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


adnan ahmad · November 16, 2019 at 2:24 PM

sir, my ny master kya Economic my ower ab my mphill ky leye apply karna chahta hu MEX?scholarships. but sir my question is that, ky my es universty ku apply karna chahta hu to my es universty ky ketny professors ku mail karu? agar 1 professor ku mail karky wuhu reply nahe dega tu dusru ku karsakta hu mail?

    Muhammad Usman · November 23, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    g kr skty ho

Muhammad Yaseen · November 19, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Sir form m to sirf IT department dikha rha hy?

    Muhammad Usman · November 23, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    wait krein within two weeks update ho ga sb ka

Samuel · November 19, 2019 at 8:29 PM

Please I like your videos.. I do appreciate your efforts.. Could you please make English translation of various videos you make?

    Muhammad Usman · November 23, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    yes now i will make my videos in both english and urdu

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