Applications for MEXT Scholarships and others

Every year the Japanese government promotes several exchange and study programs for Brazilians interested in studying and living in Japan. There are several types of scholarships, for students who have finished high school, for students of higher education and even teachers.

THE MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan) registration for the category "Japanese Culture and Language" and "Training for Teachers" has already started until March 4th. Each person consulted has information about registration, details of tests and interviews and answers to all questions, we will leave the link for each of the Japanese consoles available in Brazil.

If you are interested in studying in Japan, I recommend following the details of each opportunity on the website. Let’s summarize a little here:

Types of scholarship

Follow information on the type of scholarships and study opportunities of MEXT, all details were provided by the Consulate General of Japan in São Paulo.


Opportunity to carry out academic research in Japanese universities, and it is also possible to extend the scholarship for a master’s and / or doctorate, upon approval in the entrance exam at the Japanese university. For those who are not yet proficient in the Japanese language, a basic course will be given in the first six months of the scholarship in Japan.


Scholarship to study undergraduate at a Japanese university, also including a year of preparatory course in Japan.



Higher Technical Schools offer courses in engineering and other technical areas. For Japanese students graduated from 1st grade (equivalent to 9 years of study), the course lasts for 5 years. In the case of this scholarship offered by MEXT, the fellow enters the 3rd year of these courses, after 1 year of Japanese language course. Scholars with good performance may also request the extension of the scholarship for another 2 years, transferring to the 3rd year of the university course (with the exception of the merchant marine course).


Opportunity to fully attend a professional course at a Japanese educational institution. This scholarship aims to provide the learning of techniques and knowledge necessary for professional life.


Scholarship for research in Japanese universities related to school education. The program has as its target audience: teachers, pedagogical advisors, educational assistants, principals, etc., of kindergarten, elementary and / or high school who are interested in deepening their knowledge in the area of education and applying it in their schools in the Brazil.


Scholarship offered to undergraduate students of the Language course with a Japanese language qualification who wish to deepen their knowledge in the area of Japanese language, culture and literature.

Other Bags

It is worth remembering that there are several exchange and scholarship opportunities in addition to MEXT. There are projects provided by the Japan Foundation, Kenpi Ryugaku, JICA, JSPS, etc.

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