Do you know about Japanese Government scholarships for 'Specialized Training College Students'

Do you know that the Government of Japan offers MEXT scholarships to Indian 'Specialized Training College (Senshu Gakko) Students' for pursuing studies in Japan? Where to find full particulars of the scheme and how to submit application for the scholarship? Read this article to know answers of these and such other related questions.


The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to Indian 'Specialised Training College (Senshu Gakko) Students' for pursuing undergraduate level courses leading to a certificate, in Japan in the specified fields of study. The applicants must be willing to learn and to receive specialized training college education in Japanese language and the candidates age should be between 17 to 21 years. An allowance of 117,000 Yen per month i.e. approximately Rs.71,000 per month, to and fro economy class airfare and free tuition and other fee is granted by the Japanese Government under the said scholarship. The application form and guidelines of the scholarship are made available on the website of the Embassy of Japan in India -

Fields of study

  • Technology.
  • Personal Care and Nutrition.
  • Education and Welfare.
  • Business.
  • Fashion and Home Economics.
  • Culture and General Education.
  • Other Fields.


  1. The applicants must be Indian nationals.
  2. The candidates age should be between 17 to 21 years i.e. the applicants should have been born between 02.04.1995 and 01.04.2000.
  3. The applicants should have completed 12 years of regular school education. The students who are likely to complete above qualifications by March, 2017 are also eligible to apply.
  4. Applicants must be willing to learn and to receive specialized training college education in Japanese language.
  5. Applicants should not have any mental or physical disabilities which are likely to impede their studies at Japanese schools.

Scholarship benefits

  • The duration of the scholarship will be three years i.e. from April, 2017 to March, 2020. This includes one year period for study of Japanese language and other subjects to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
  • An allowance of 117,000 Yen per month i.e. approximately Rs.71,000 per month. The allowance amount may vary each year due to budgetary reasons.
  • An economy class airplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her residence to the nearest international airport from the university in which the student is admitted.
  • Tuition and other fees will be paid by the Japanese government.

Important points

  1. Last date of submission of application - 17.06.2016.
  2. Total number of scholarships - About 8, depending on the candidates written test scores.
  3. The scholarship covers undergraduate level studies leading to a certificate.
  4. All the applicants are required to sit for examinations in Japanese, English and mathematics.
  5. Primary screening will be done on the basis of applications submitted, written test and interviews of the candidates by the Japanese diplomatic mission in cooperation with the Government of india.
  6. Final selection of the scholarship grantees will be made by MEXT from the list of the recommended candidates.
  7. The scholarship grantees are required to obtain college student visa before entering Japan.
  8. The students are required to enroll in National Health Insurance upon arrival in Japan.
  9. The applicants are expected to contribute toward mutual understanding between India and Japan by actively participating in various activities at school and communities.
  10. All classes will be conducted in the Japanese language.

Application procedure

The applications should submit their application completed in all respects, consisting of following documents -
  1. Application in prescribed form (1 original + 1 copy).
  2. Academic transcripts of past three years (1 original + 1 copy).
  3. Graduation certificate of the last school attended (1 original + 1 copy).
  4. Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended (1 original + 1 copy).
  5. Medical certificate in prescribed form (1 original + 1 copy).
  6. Certificate of enrollment, in case the applicant currently enrolled in a university (1 original + 1 copy).
  7. Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable).
    • Note: The documents should be numbered from 1 to 7 on right upper corner.

Where to submit applications

The applicants are required to submit their applications together with necessary documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions, located in their respective areas, on or before the specified date as per following details -
  1. Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
    55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge
    Phone - 033-24211970.
    (applicants from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa states).

  2. Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
    No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street,Teynampet
    Phone -044-24323860 (applicants from Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states).
  3. Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai
    No.1 M.L Dhanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill
    Phone- 022-23517101 (the applicants from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh states).
  4. Consulate of Japan in Bengaluru
    1st Floor, Prestige Nebula
    No.8-14, Cubbon Road
    Phone- 080-40649999, 41660111 to 3 (the applicants from Karnataka state).
  5. Japan Information Centre (JIC), New Delhi
    Embassy of Japan, 50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
    New Delhi-110021
    Phone- 01124122970 to 2, 46104810 (the applicants from remaining states and union territories of India).

Contact details

For any clarification or any further information, the applicants can get in touch with -
Mr. S. Sinha,
Phone - 011-46104865 (direct)
Email -
Japan Information Centre (JIC),
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021.
PBX - 011-24122970 to 2, 46104810
Fax - 011-2410 6976.


The application guidelines as well as the application form in respect of Japanese Government MEXT scholarships for 2017 (Specialized Training College Students) is made available on the website of the Embassy of Japan in India - The eligible candidates desirous of availing scholarship may visit the above mentioned website and study the applications guidelines thoroughly. The applications completed in all respect together with necessary documents should be submitted at the respective office of the Consulate General of Japan in India. It may be noted that the information shared in this article is only illustrative in nature and all facts/information/procedure etc. should be verified from the website of the Embassy of Japan in India before proceeding ahead.

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Author: Partha K.02 Jun 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

A really useful article! This article provides all information for Indian students who want to pursue Under Graduate, Technical and Special studies in Japan. The article is very timely because the last date of submission of application for MEXT scholarships (during the current year) is 17th June, 2016. MEXT scholarships are offered by the Japanese Government. These scholarships are meant for such students who want to study in Japanese universities in Undergraduate level, and in Technological colleges as well as in Specialized Training Colleges. However, I feel that the most important aspect of this scholarship is that the selected students have to undergo one year of Japanese language training.

I personally know that Mr. Sinha from Japan Information Centre, New Delhi is a very helpful person and always help Indian applicants in every possible manner.

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