For Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students

How to receive the Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship

Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students must make sure to sign and date the attendance check list every month in person in order to receive the scholarship.
The lists are in the Student Support Division at Ookayama Campus (1st floor in West 8 Building) and Suzukakedai Campus (1st floor in J1 Building).
If we cannot check the student's signature, we cannot pay the scholarship to them for any reason.
We have two deadlines each month. If the students sign by the first deadline, they can receive the scholarship in the same month.

For the schedule of the deadline and paydays in 2019/2020, please see the following:
Schedule of the Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship (PDF file)PDF

Extension of the period of the Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship

When Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students intend to enter the upper course of study(Ex. from the Master's course to the Doctoral course), they can apply for the extension of the period of the Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship.
However, please note that all Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students cannot apply for the extension and it is possible that even after applying, their extension will not be selected by Monbukagakusho.

(Note)

  • Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students who enrolled in Integrated Doctoral Education Program of the International Graduate Program in Tokyo Tech must apply for the extension when they proceed to the Doctoral course from the Master's course.
  • The students who enrolled in Educational Program through International Collaboration on Architecture and Urban Design of the International Graduate Program cannot apply for the extension because there is not the Doctoral course in this program.
  • The students who enrolled in Tokyo Tech-Tsinghua University Joint Graduate Program and Career Development Program for Foreign Students from Asia cannot apply for the extension.

Requirements of the extension are mentioned below.

1) In the case that research students or Japanese Intensive Course students go to the Master's course;

They will not be allowed to enter the Master's course, if they remain research students for a term (including the period of the Japanese Intensive Course) that exceeds 2 years.

(Ex.1) In the case of Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students who enrolled as research students or Japanese Intensive Course students in April, 2014.

Time to go to
the Master's course
Type of entrance examination
Possibility of
the extension
October, 2014
General examination
(Same as examination
for Japanese students)
April, 2015
Special examination
for Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship research students and Japanese Intensive course students
October, 2015
General examination
(Same as examination
for Japanese students)
After April, 2016
×

(Ex.2) In the case of Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students who enrolled as research students or Japanese Intensive Course students in October, 2013.

Time to go to
the Master's course
Type of entrance examination
Possibility of
the extension
April, 2014
Special examination
for Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship research students and Japanese Intensive course students
October, 2014
General examination
(Same as examination
for Japanese students)
April, 2015
Special examination
for Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship research students and Japanese Intensive course students
After October, 2015
×

2) In the case that research students or Japanese Intensive Course students go to the Doctoral course;

They will not be allowed to enter the Doctoral course, if they remain research students for a term (including the period of the Japanese Intensive Course) that over 1 year.

(Ex.3) In the case of Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students who enrolled as research students or Japanese Intensive Course students in April, 2014.

Time to go to
the Master's course
Type of entrance examination
Possibility of
the extension
October, 2014
General examination
(Same as examination
for Japanese students)
April, 2015
General examination
(Same as examination
for Japanese students)
After October, 2015
×

(Ex.4) In the case of Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students who enrolled as research students or Japanese Intensive Course students in October, 2013.

Time to go to
the Master's course
Type of entrance examination
Possibility of
the extension
April, 2014
General examination
(Same as examination
for Japanese students)
October, 2014
General examination
(Same as examination
for Japanese students)
After April, 2015
×

(Note) There is no Special examination for Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship research students and Japanese Intensive course students for the Doctoral course.

3) In the case that undergraduate students (except students who transferred enrollment from National Colleges of Technology) go to the Master's course or the Master's course students (except students who enrolled in Tokyo Tech from the Undergraduate course) go to the Doctoral course;

Students who do not meet the grade point average is required by Monbukagakusho (the grade point average 2.50 or above*) cannot apply for the extension.
*The required grade point average is subject to change. Please refer to the latest information.

(Note) Students who enrolled in Integrated Doctoral Education Program of International Graduate Program in Tokyo Tech also cannot apply for the extension if they do not meet the required grade point average.

4) In the case that the Master's course students who enrolled in Tokyo Tech from the Undergraduate course go to the Doctoral course;

Students who do not meet the grade point average is required by Monbukagakusho (the grade point average 2.80 or above for the Master's course and the grade point average 2.50 or above for the Undergraduate course*) cannot apply for the extension.
*The required grade point average is subject to change. Please refer to the latest information.

(Note) Students who was selected as a Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship student by Domestic selection when they were undergraduate course students cannot apply for the extension for doctoral course.

5) In the case that the Undergraduate students who transferred enrollment from the National Colleges of Technology go to the Master's course;

Students who do not meet the grade point average is required by Monbukagakusho (the grade point average 2.80 or above for the Undergraduate course and the grade point average 2.50 or above for the National Colleges of Technology*) cannot apply for the extension.
*The required grade point average is subject to change. Please refer to the latest information.

(Note) When students intend to the upper course of study, they need to submit their latest certificates of the graduation and academic transcripts with ohter application documents to the Admission Division. Please be sure to get these documents from the universities they graduated before application.

Return ticket from Japan after graduation

Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students who finish their scholarship tenure and return to their home country, will be issued an economy class air ticket, mandated by regulation, from Narita International airport to the nearest international airport to their place of residence in their home country. The application form will be sent to their laboratory from the Student Support Division.
However, the return ticket will not be given under the following circumstances:

1)
in the case that they leave Japan temporarily for a vacation, to visit their home country or for other reasons
2)
in the case that they do not depart from Japan within the specified period
3)
in the case that they return home for personal reasons during the term of their scholarship
(There can be exceptions for serious illness or injury.)
4)
in the case that they stay in Japan after graduation because they have found a job or for other reasons
5)
in the case that they receive travel expense assistance from an organization other than Monbukagakusho
6)
in the case that they violate the pledge

(Note)The students who enrolled in Career Development Program for Foreign Students from Asia cannot apply for the return ticket.

Withdrawal of Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students

If Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students withdraw their status because of leaving Tokyo Tech, the students and their academic advisors must submit the required withdrawal documents to Monbukagakusho.
Please inform the Student Support Division in Ookayama Campus (1st floor in West 8 Building)at the time of withdrawal.

Certificate of Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students

Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students may be required to provide proof that they are Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students in certain instances, such as when extending the period of their student visa. In order to obtain a copy of the Certificate of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Student, they need to submit an application at the Student Support Division in Ookayama Campus (1st floor in West 8 Building) or Suzukakedai Campus (1st floor in J1 Building).
It takes 2 working days to issue the certificate after the office receives the application.

Application form of Certificate of Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship (Excel file)

Others

In case that international students leave Japan temporarily because of an international conference or vacation, etc, they must make sure to fill out the Notification of Overseas Travel by a Foreign Student and submit this to the Student Support Division in Ookayama Campus (1st floor in West 8 Building) or Suzukakedai Campus (1st floor in J1 Building).
The form can be downloaded from the following:

Notification of Overseas Travel by a Foreign Student (PDF file)PDF

Inquiry

Campus Life Support Group, Student Support Division

Place: 1st floor in West 8 Building at Ookayama Campus
TEL: 03-5734-3013
FAX: 03-5734-3675
E-mail: gak.sei#jim.titech.ac.jp (Please replace the # with an @ mark when sending mail.)