Study in Japan


Japanese Government
(Monbukagakusho: MEXT)
Scholarship 2024


General conditions

  • Belgian nationals
  • Born between 2 April 1994 and 1 April 2006
  • Following academic backgrounds
    • Applicants must be undergraduates at foreign (non-Japanese) universities majoring in fields related to the Japanese lanaguage or Japanese culture at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan.
    • Furthermore, only applicants who have studied Japanese Studies for a total period of one year or more as of September 1, 2024 are eligible for this application.
For details, please refer to the MEXT website.

Application Schedule
The following schedule may change according to regulatory measures.
Application deadline 16:00, 19 February 2024
Written exams and interviews*1 Written exam: 22 February 2024
Interview: The final week of February or the beginning of March 2024 (TBC)
Results of primary screening in Belgium*2 March 2024
Secondary screening in Tokyo From May 2024
FINAL RESULTS with placement by Tokyo August 2024
Pre-departure orientation August 2024
Departure for Japan September/October 2024

*1: Past exams can be viewed here. Kindly note that the written exams for Japanese Studies Students programmes are not disclosed.
*2: Please note that, although candidates may be successful up until this point, the final result depends on confirmation of your university placement.

How to apply
・Please download the application documents from the following website and prepare them.

・Make an appointment by email ( for your documents submission during the application period (from 15 January to 19 February). Make sure that you have all the required documents.
  Opening hours: 9:15-12:00 and 13:30-16:00 (Mon.- Fri.)

・Application documents will be examined in your presence.
*If you are unsure about your documents, you may send them via email to have a preliminary check.
Application deadline: 19 February 2024 (Monday), 16:00
  • Please read the application guidelines thoroughly.
  • Do not send your application by post or e-mail.
  • Do not visit the embassy without appointments.
  • Incomplete applications or late submission will not be accepted.
  • Submitted documents will not be returned.



For further information:

If you are a non-Belgian national, please contact the Japanese Embassy of your country. 
(click here  to view the list of Japanese Embassies and Consulates in the world).