MEXT Scholarship 2024


MEXT Scholarship 2024 for Libyan Students (Graduate/Research) Embassy Recommendation

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to Libyan students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as Research Students (either regular students or non-regular students) under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2024.
Please go to the links below and read the guideline. You can download ALL the necessary application forms from the link
●General Information and Application Forms:
Application for Research Students - Embassy Recommendation
●Research Students Guideline:
Application Guidelines for Research Students
Selection Schedule 2023
1.     May 1 (Mon): Start receiving documents for application (only by Email)
2.     May 31 (Wed): Application deadline 
3.     By June 11 (Sun): Announcement of the application screening results by email.
4.     In the latter half of June: Written exams and interview in Tripoli only for those who pass the application screening (the date and venue will be announced only for those who pass the screening)
5.     Those who pass the exams and interview will be recommended to MEXT for the second screening. The final result will be announced in early 2024.
*Please note that only the applicants who pass the screening will receive an email from the Embassy of Japan in Libya ( If no e-mail from the Embassy by June 11, the applicant failed to pass the screening process.
*The schedule is subject to change without notice.

How to Apply
· Applicants must have Libyan nationality. Those who have other nationalities should contact the Japanese Embassies in their respective countries.
· Those who wish to apply for the scholarship must read the guideline carefully and send all the required documents by email to the cultural section of the Embassy of Japan in Libya ( by May 31 (Wed). Application documents sent to other embassy email addresses will NOT be reviewed.
· All Application documents must be sent in one email and the total file size should not exceed 10 MB.
· Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed or considered.
· Application after the deadline (May 31) will NOT be reviewed or considered.
1. Can I apply for scholarships for undergraduate students?
-No, the Embassy of Japan in Libya only accepts applications for Graduate/Research Students.

2. I am a Libyan national living outside of Libya. Can I apply for the scholarship through the Embassy of Japan in the country where I am at?
-No, applications from Libyan students are accepted only through the Embassy of Japan in Libya.

3. Can I take the written exams and interview online?
-No, all the applicants are required to come to an examination venue in Tripoli to take the written exams and interview. The examination venue in Tripoli will be announced only for those who pass the screening process.
4. Can the embassy help applicants to obtain VISA to Japan after passing the written exam and interview?
-No, applicants must obtain VISA to Japan at the Embassy of Japan in Tunisia, Egypt or Consulate General of Japan in Istanbul on their own. It takes five (5) working days after submission of your passport. This means that you bare the expense of the travel and accommodation as well as coming to the Embassy in Tunisia, Egypt or Consulate General of Japan in Istanbul.

5. Do I have to submit my photos with the application?
-Yes, under any circumstances, submission of your photos is required. You may wear hijab.
6. Do I have to take Japanese language exam? I have never studied Japanese language.
-Yes, it is mandatory for all applicants to take both Japanese and English exams. You will not be rejected because of your Japanese language ability. However, trying to answer as much as possible in the Japanese language exam will show your interest in studying in Japan.
Past examinations are available from here:
7. I would like to bring my family to Japan. Is it possible?
-Please note that under the MEXT scholarship program, the allowance and flight ticket fare will be covered only for the applicant(s) who passed the exam and the screening. If you wish to bring your family to Japan, the Japanese government will NOT pay for their visas, allowance, and flight ticket fares. Visa processing time and necessary documents may vary depending on each case.
8. Is there any change this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic or any other reason?
-If the circumstance is not suitable for the selection due to COVID-19 pandemic or any other reason, the entire selection schedule may be cancelled.
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