February 5, 2013 – According to reports from Japanese embassies in Africa, there have been fraudulent e-mails and websites advertising scholarships from the Japanese Government. Some applicants were even contacted and asked to transfer money for an invented scholarship deposit.
The Japanese MEXT scholarships are managed only by the Japanese Government through Japanese embassies, some consulates or Japanese universities. Deposits are never required.
Please beware of this dubious information and seek information only directly from Japanese diplomatic offices or contact the Embassy of Japan to Canada for all the details regarding the MEXT Scholarship programs and the upcoming competitions.