The APU MEXT UR Scholarship for 2024 is a fully funded scholarship offered by the Japanese government to international students from countries with diplomatic relations with Japan. This scholarship supports master’s and PhD degree programs at Asia Pacific University (APU) in Japan, covering full tuition fees, monthly stipends, and travel expenses. APU is known for its international focus, offering programs in English to students from various countries. The scholarship aims to elevate global competitiveness, promote internationalization of Japanese universities, and foster cross-cultural exchange among students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should have completed their education at a university where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Prospective students must plan to study in Japan from a foreign country.
  • Hold citizenship of a country designated by MEXT.
  • Applicants must be born on April 2, 1989, or later.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.30 on a 3.00 scale in their latest academic institution.
  • Applicants currently serving in active military duty or working as military civilians during the application period are not eligible.
  • Recipients must be able to arrive in Japan within the specified arrival period.
  • Applicants must not have received a MEXT scholarship in the past unless they possess more than three years of educational research experience after the final payment of their previous MEXT scholarship.
  • Applicants cannot apply for more than one MEXT scholarship simultaneously.
  • Recipients cannot receive financial support from other scholarship organizations while studying at APU.
  • All scholarship recipients must have “student” as their status of residence (visa status) in Japan.


  • The scholarship covers full tuition fees and admission fees.
  • Recipients receive a monthly living allowance of 144,000 JPY (subject to revision).
  • Economy-class air travel is provided for travel between the student’s home country and APU at the start and end of the program.
  • The scholarship offers recipients the opportunity to build a strong network with fellow international students and Japanese scholars.
  • APU MEXT UR scholarship provides a remarkable opportunity for international students to pursue their education in Japan without tuition fees and other associated costs.
  • It allows scholars to explore Japan’s culture and lifestyle while focusing on their studies.

Application Process:

  • To be considered for the APU MEXT UR scholarship, applicants must first apply to APU Japan.
  • Complete the online application form and submit it.
  • After evaluation, the university will recommend suitable applicants for the scholarship to MEXT.
  • Selected applicants will be notified of the recommendations along with their final APU application results.
  • Selected applicants will then complete and submit additional MEXT application documents to APU.
  • MEXT decides the final scholarship award results based on the submitted documents and evaluations.

Application Deadline:

  • The deadline for applying to the Asian Pacific University MEXT university recommendation scholarship is November 15, 2023, for enrollment in September 2024.

Link to the Official Application: Asian Pacific University MEXT university