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Competitions open for Canadians: Government of Japan MEXT Scholarships

April 11, 2013 - Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has recently launched its competition for two scholarship programs available to Canadians wishing to pursue their academic interests at one of the country’s universities starting in 2014.

The MEXT Research Studies Scholarship Programme

This program is offered to graduate students as well as researchers for up to two years. A 6 month Japanese language course is offered to recipients, if required. Interested candidates must be university graduates and 34 years old or older to qualify for this award. All application forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Embassy of Japan by May 17, 2013.

The MEXT Undergraduate Studies Scholarship Programme

This program is offered to postsecondary students wishing to undertake an undergraduate degree in Japan. The scholarship can be for up to 7 years, depending on the program. Interested candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 21. A Japanese language course of one year is included in the award, if required. All application forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Embassy of Japan by May 31, 2013.

For detailed information about the programs and to download the required application forms, please visit the Embassy of Japan in Canada MEXT Scholarships.

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2013-04-11