Top Global University Project

MEXT Scholarship (Top Global University Project)

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must first apply to APU. APU will then select eligible candidates to recommend to the scholarship organization.

About the Scholarship

This scholarship was established at APU after the university was selected for the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Top Global University Project (SGU).  
Universities selected for this project can provide this scholarship to outstanding international students with excellent academic performance. The scholarship also aims to enhance the international competitiveness of Japanese universities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Those who are serving on active military duty or civilians employed by the military at the time of application are not eligible for this scholarship
  • Recipients must be able to arrive in Japan during the arrival period stipulated by APU
  • Those who apply for this scholarship at APU cannot be applying for it or any other MEXT scholarship at another university
  • Recipients of this scholarship cannot receive a scholarship from another scholarship organization while studying at APU
  • Recipients of this scholarship must have student as their status of residence (visa status) in Japan
  • Award

  • April 2020 Enrollment: The MEXT Scholarship will be provided for one year from April 2020 to March 2021.
  • September 2020 Enrollment: The MEXT Scholarship will be provided for six months from October 2020 to March 2021.
  • Continuation of the MEXT Scholarship is possible upon reapplication.
  • Application Period

    Application and Selection Process