Japanese Government Scholarships for International Teachers is now accepting the application for the academic year of 2021. Scholarships for Teachers to study in Japan for more research on education is now open to grab the opportunity in Japan with fully funded MEXT Scholarship 2021. Fully funded scholarships in Japan for faculty members to get training in high ranked Japanese universities. Teachers from all around the world are eligible to apply for the MEXT Teachers Training Scholarships 2021.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities as Teacher Training Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

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This is a non-degree training course, but he/she will get a certificate after completing the required course at the university in Japan. This program is not designed for those who wish to enter Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor’s degree courses. MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications and conditions. Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the grantee’s country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.

Brief Description

  • Organization: Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Scholarship 2021
  • University: Universities of Japan
  • Department: All
  • Course Level: Teacher Training Program
  • Award: Fully Funded
  • Application Mode: Online & Post
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Japan
  • Deadline: Vary from country to country, Pakistan (22 January 2021)

Eligibility Criteria

Interested international students for MEXT teacher training scholarship 2021 to study in Japan must fulfill the following eligibility criteria for scholarships in japan;

  • Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (All International Students)
  • In principle, applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1986.
  • Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools
    and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools (excluding universities) in their home countries for a total period of five years or more as of October 1, 2021. In-service faculty members in a higher education institution are not eligible.
  • Students must be willing to learn Japanese
  • Applicants must be in good physical and medical health

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Teacher Training Courses and Universities

International applicants for the MEXT Teacher Training Scholarships in Japan are encouraged to apply for the participating universities for this program under Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of japan. Applicants can apply for any program offered by these designed universities under Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships for Teachers.

The training mainly consists of educational administration (examples: educational administration and finance, school management), educational methods (examples: classroom teaching, learning system theory, curriculum, and educational assessment), specialized subject research (examples: mathematics, physics, chemistry, and gymnastics), and observational tours and practice (examples: class observations, participation in special educational activities, and tours of educational research facilities). However, as the course contents vary with each university, please make sure to check on the course guide

The study/training is implemented only in the university study courses listed in the “Course Guide of Teacher Training Program.” This Course Guide is available from the MEXT’s website and the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicant’s nationality. List of universities of japan with website links are given below for your reference;

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How to Apply

Eligible and interested candidates for the MEXT Scholarship 2021 for Teacher training program are encouraged to apply for the scholarships in japan by following the given procedure;

Applicants can only apply through The Japanese diplomatic missions (Japanese Embassy) in your home country. I would recommend you to visit the Japanese embassy website in your home country.

Click on the following link choose your country then click on the education tab of the website.

Websites of Japanese Embassies

For Pakistani Applicants

Step 1;

Download the following application form and recommendation format (if should be from principle of your school), fill them according.

Application Form: Click Here to Download

Recommendation letter: Click Here to Download

Step 2;

Send your complete application form along with required documents to the following address

The envelope must be marked as “MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship” 
and sent to the following address:
Public Affairs Section,
Embassy of Japan,
Diplomatic Enclave 1, Islamabad.

Applicants who wish to appear for test & interview in Karachi (if shortlisted), should send application at the following address

Please write this outside the envelope carrying your application:
MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship Application 
Consulate General of Japan

6/2 Civil Lines 
Abdullah Haroon Road 
Karachi, Pakistan

Documents Required

  • Application Form
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Statement of Purpose


As you Know MEXT is a highly paid Fully Funded Scholarship that will cover your Registration, Tuition Fee, Monthly Stipend (143000 – 147000 JPY), Accommodation, Airfare, Health Insurance…etc

For More details, download the MEXT Teacher Training Guidelines.

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For Pakistani Students

Click Here to See the Official Announcement

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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


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