The Embassy of Japan in Palau is now accepting applications for the 2023 Japanese Government Scholarships. There are three types of Japanese Government Scholarships offered annually to Palauan’s nationals through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). These scholarships that are now open for applications are Research (graduate), Undergraduate and Specialized Training College Programs.

Palauan’s students interested in applying for these scholarships who were born on or after April 2, 1999 are eligible to apply for the Undergraduate and Specialized Training College scholarship programs. Those who meet the age requirement and will graduate from high school by March 2024 are also eligible to apply. The Specialized Training College program is a three (3) year study program while the Undergraduate program is for five (5) years. Both programs include a one-year Japanese language study.

The Research program funds for education in Japan at a master’s course, a doctoral course, or a professional graduate course at a graduate school. Applicants must have completed at least 16 years of education and have a bachelor’s degree in order to apply for master’s course, and those who are willing to apply for higher education level (doctoral course) must have a master’s degree. Applicants for this scholarship program must be born on or after April 2, 1989.

All three programs are full scholarship programs covering airfare, tuition and monthly stipends.

Applications, guidelines and other information are available through the Embassy of Japan in Ngerkebesang and the Embassy’s website at Application deadline for all programs is Friday, June 16, 2023.

Interested students are encouraged to apply. For more details, please contact the Embassy of Japan at 488-6455 or 488-6456.

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