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Japanese Embassy announces Japanese Government Scholarship for 2017
April 25, 2016, 3:15 pm

The Embassy of Japan is pleased to announce that the Government of Japan offers scholarship to those who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate and research students. The Japanese Government Scholarship was established in 1954 in order to increase mutual understanding between the people of Japan and other countries as well as to make an international contribution to the intellectual field.

All Kuwaiti citizens who meet the qualifications below are eligible to apply:

Undergraduate Students



Years  of  Study

Fields  of Study

• Completed 12-year school curriculum

• Good academic standing

Born  between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2000.

5 years

From Apr 2017 to Mar 2022

•Natural Sciences

•Social Sciences and Humanities

*  Five years of study including one year for studying the Japanese language.

Research Students



Years  of  Study

Fields  of Study

• Completed 16-years of school education

Born on or after April 2, 1982.

2 years

From Apr 2017 to Mar 2019

Or 1 year and 6 months from Oct 2017 to March 2019

Field of study majored at university or related to it.

*Years of study might extend depending on the major category.

 Application forms, detailed information and other conditions can be downloaded from Embassy's Website: (

The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, June 26, 2016. ONLY hard copies, preferably printed on A4 size paper, and mailed through courier or hand-delivered to the Embassy, will be accepted.

The application process consists of document screening, written exams, and personal interview.

Academic exams will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Applicants are advised to prepare for it by referring to the past exams.(

Past exam until 2013 can be provided for public reading at the Embassy of Japan.

For inquiries, please contact cultural section, Embassy of Japan on 25309426.







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