Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Young Leaders Program at GRIPS

The Japanese Government is welcoming applications for its Scholarships for Young Leaders Program at GRIPS.


Scholarships for Young Leaders Program is a scholarship program by the Japanese Government that offers financial aid to a limited number of students who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their academics.

N.B: This scholarship is limited and so will be awarded only to applicants based on academic merit and excellence.

Deadline: Varies (Annual)

Course starts: October 2022

Number of Awards: Not specified

Degree type: Masters Degree

Field of study: Master of Public Administration or Master of Public Policy

Host institution: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Country of Study: Japan

Target Demographic

The School of Government focuses on national policy-making and accepts students from 29 countries. These are some of the countries among others;

Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, P. R. China, Rep. of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Viet Nam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland.

Scholarship Worth/Inclusions

The scholarship award covers a monthly stipend of 242,000 yen, application fee, tuition fee, admission fee, clothing, living expenses, medical treatment, transportation, insurance, accommodation, and other miscellaneous costs related to study at the University.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship program, applicants must have;

° be under 40 years of age as of 1 October, 2021

° be able to obtain a Student visa prior to arrival in Japan

° have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized, accredited university of the highest standard as well as certifiable health

° be proficient in English with a TOEFL iBT score of 79, IELTS Academic score of 6.0 or equivalent

More on Eligibility

To apply, applicants are advised to visit the scholarship official website – link below – to access the online application form and more details on how to apply. All the best.

Website: https://www.grips.ac.jp/en/education/inter_programs/leader/

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