Attend grad school in Japan under the MEXT Scholarship

Attend grad school in Japan under the MEXT Scholarship

Attend grad school in Japan under the MEXT Scholarship


Chris Cabrera
Chris Cabrera earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from UOG and then, under the MEXT Scholarship, went on to a doctorate program in film studies at Nagoya University in Japan, where he studied from 2016-2018.

Applications are now open for the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program for 2022. The program is for students who wish to study and conduct research at the master's or doctoral level at Japanese universities under the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT). 


Applicants must:

  • hold U.S. citizenship and live in Guam or the CNMI (U.S. citizens who hold dual citizenship with Japan may apply under the condition they relinquish their Japanese citizenship upon selection)
  • be born on or after April 2, 1987
  • be a university graduate at the time of participation in the program
  • be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between April 1-7, 2022, or within two weeks of the date set by the receiving university for the beginning of the semester
  • conduct research in the same or related field as their previous major
  • be able to contact and obtain a letter of acceptance from a professor at the Japanese university they wish to enter
  • be willing to learn Japanese (a proficiency level of N2 or N3 on the Japanese language proficiency test is recommended).

Completed applications must be received by the Consulate-General of Japan in Hagåtña no later than Friday, May 21, 2021. All applications will be screened. Those who pass the screening will be invited for an interview at the Consulate-General of Japan in Hagåtña.

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For more information, contact: 
Naoko Leasiolagi 
Consulate-General of Japan in Hagåtña
(671) 646-1290 

Toyoko Kang
Professor of Japanese
University of Guam
(671) 735-2803