Study in Japan


Japanese Government
(Monbukagakusho: MEXT)
Scholarship 2024


General conditions

  • Belgian nationals
  • Born on or after 2 April 1999
  • Graduated from a school equivalent to the senior high school in Japan (12-years education)
  • Willing to learn Japanese and receive university education in Japanese
*For details, please refer to the MEXT website.

Application Schedule
 The following schedule may change according to regulatory measures.
Application deadline 16 :00, 5 June 2023
Written exams and interviews*1 The latter half of June – the beginning of July 2023
Results of primary screening in Belgium*2 Early July 2023
Secondary screening in Tokyo October to November 2023
FINAL RESULTS with placement by Tokyo January 2024
Pre-departure orientation March 2024
Departure for Japan April or September/October 2024


*1: Past exams can be viewed here.
*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 2 May to 5 June).  Be 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.

Application deadline: 5 June 2023 (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

Japan Information and Cultural Centre

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