2016 MEXT Scholarship Applications for Jordanian Nationals Now Open

Application Closing

Date 25th June 2015 15:00

Please submit to Embassy of Japan in Jordan by registered mail, courier, or in person.

(Master or Ph.D. Students)

(Bachelor's Students)

MEXT Guidelines for the 2016 Research Scholarship

Application Form

Attachment Form

Field of Study and Study Programme

Recommendation Form

Health Certificate

Letter of Acceptance

MEXT Guidelines for the 2016 Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Form

Attachment Form

Recommendation Form

Health Certificate


All Applicants: You should have FOUR sets of the above documents, one original set, and three sets of uncertified photocopies per applicant.

Please see further details in "Common Guidelines - Documents" below.

Local Regulations
(Embassy of Japan in Jordan)

Local Regulations
(Embassy of Japan in Jordan)

  • 70% Average, or 2.8 GPA (Grade Point Average) on graduation.
  • Find and choose three subjects and three professors.


  • Finding universities and professors is a student's own responsibility. contact the International Student Office of the universities you find, after reading all available information online.
  • Every university has its own system. Check their websites regarding the study process. Some might require extra papers.
  • Those who obtained acceptance letter from one's chosen professor have an advantage over screening.
  • Military members can NOT apply to this scholarship.
  • Minimum 15 years of education.


  • Choose three subjects you wish to study.
  • You can submit your Tawjihi certificate later if it hasn't been issued yet.
Minimum requirements:
  • 85% in Tawjihi or,
  • B and above (average) in GCE and IGCSE or,
  • 5 points and above (average) in the IB or,
  • A score of 750 and above in SAT.
  • Applications for Japanese Traditional Drama, Art, Music, Acting and Fishing will not be accepted.
  • Minimum 12 years of education.
Common Guidelines - Procedure
  • All documents, examinations (except the Japanese language exam) and procedures are in English.
  • All Jordanian nationals are accepted. Other nationalities must apply to the Embassy of Japan in their respective countries. Bi-national Japanese citizens, or Japanese citizens may not apply.
  • Age limits set by MEXT Guidelines are final. No exceptions can be made for anyone under any circumstances.
  • No need for TOEFL or IELTS or other English language qualification, but academic-level English is a must. Some Universities may require such tests' results.
  • Japanese language skill, if available, does not add to your eligibility. It will help you immensely once you are in Japan, however.
  • Incomplete forms and/or documents shall result in the rejection of an application, regardless of applicant.
  • Work on your "Field of Study" and "Study Plan" sections. After your average grades, these are most important.
  • Writing "Refer to attached thesis" or copy/pasting your thesis into your "Field of Study" form does not qualify you as a candidate. Please present yourself well.
  • Try the previous exams at home. You can find them on the "Study in Japan" page by clicking the link below these instructions.
  • The entire process takes roughly a year:
    • Applications close on Thursday the 25th of June, 2015, at 15:00.
    • Examination and Interview Screening take place in the beginning of July.
      • Examinations are held only once. There are no resits for any reason.
    • Results come out in the middle of August:
      • Successful Candidates are given a letter by the embassy to certify their passing the preliminary screening.
    • An answer from MEXT regarding the final placement may come any time from December of the current year till March of the following year. Meanwhile:
      • Successful candidates must contact their professors to prepare for their studies.
      • They should also contact their universities' international student offices or equivalent regarding travel, accommodation, etc. Do this as early as possible.
    • Successful candidates will begin in April (October in some cases) in the year after the application.
    • If you did not pass, you may try again the next year. Please do not copy/paste your old application documents with a new date and new photograph. If you did not pass with the previous study plan, there must have been a reason. You should reconsider your study approach, and write a new "Field of Study" form, and update your work/study history.
  • Please read and fill all application documents that are required of you according to the guidelines.
  • Fill all blanks, including valid email addresses and reachable phone numbers. If something does not apply to you, please write n/a (meaning "not applicable").
  • All applications except the Health Certificate must be TYPED, not handwritten.
  • SIGN your name where required BY HAND.
  • With some of the questions, CIRCLE the answers BY HAND if you cannot do so using Word.
  • Write your name in your native language (Jordan: Arabic) AND English, as outlined in the Application Form.
  • Certificates:
    • No submitted documents are returned.
    • If your university/employer can issue several original copies (e.g. PC Printout with original stamp/signature), then please submit them with your application set.
    • If not, please submit a certified photocopy of the originals.
  • Recommendation letters:
    • One original, three photocopies per recommendation letter. If sealed, submit four sealed envelopes.
  • Health Certificate:
    • Can be obtainable from any officially practicing Jordanian Doctor/Lab.
    • Please have them stamp and sign the certificate.
  • Once you submit your documents, you cannot change the universities you have applied to.
  • Please PASTE, do NOT staple your photographs onto the forms.
  • Write your name and your nationality behind each photograph before pasting/gluing them onto the forms.
  • ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH or in Japanese. If they are in Arabic, you must provide an official translation into English at the time of your application.
  • You should submit FOUR FULL SETS of application documents to the Embassy:
    • One original set for your application, including:
      • Original application forms signed by the applicant.
      • Original or certified copies of certificates.
      • Colour photos pasted onto the forms.
      • Any other supplementary material, such as your graduation thesis.
    • Three for your assessment at the embassy: uncertified photocopies of the full set of documents you submit to the embassy.
    • You will need one spare set of uncertified photocopies for yourself.
    • Please see following websites for your reference and for more information about Japanese universities.
    Study in Japan
    International Student Centers of Japanese National Universities
    Various Organizations


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