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MEXT (UR) Scholarship for international students at APU university 2025 | Fully Funded

Updated: Jun 13

MEXT (UR) Scholarship 2025

Applications are now open for The MEXT University Recommendation (UR) Scholarship in Japan for the Academic year 2024/2025. The MEXT (UR) Scholarship for foreign students is a prestigious scholarship program sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). It's designed to support outstanding international students who are recommended by APU, the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Here's a detailed summary of the scholarship.


MEXT (UR) Scholarship for international students details

The MEXT (UR) Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship that is granted to exceptional international students endorsed by the Asian Pacific University (APU). The APU Graduate School offers a variety of scholarships at the time of application. For scholarship consideration, candidates must initially apply to APU, which will then identify and recommend qualified students to the scholarship granting body.


Scholarship Benefits

  • Full admission fee coverage.

  • 100% of tuition fees covered by the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship.

  • A monthly stipend of 144,000 JPY for living expenses (subject to change).

  • Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are to meet the following criteria to be considered for the MEXT (UR) scholarship:

  1. Applicants must intend to study abroad in Japan from overseas

  2. Must be a national of a MEXT designated country (Download the list of Eligible Countries here)

  3. Should be born on or after April 2, 1989

  4. Have achieved a GPA of at least 2.30 on a 3.00 scale at their most recent university


Application and Selection Process

  1. Submit the APU application by November 15, 2024 (for September 2025 Enrollment). April enrollment not available. Additional documents are not required to be considered for this scholarship.

  2. APU reviews application documents and selects outstanding candidates to recommend to MEXT.

  3. Applicants selected to be recommended for this scholarship are notified with their final APU application results.

  4. Selected applicants complete and submit additional MEXT application documents to APU.

  5. The final scholarship award results are decided by MEXT.



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