Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Young Leaders Program at GRIPS

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Young Leaders Program at GRIPS; released on the 15th of June 2021 by MEXT (Japanese Government)

You are to study Masters Degree

The Deadline varies yearly

You get to study in Japan

The program begins in October 2022.


There are Part time and Full scholarships; If you want to go for the Full scholarships, you have to know that it is available for exceptionally qualified students or candidates who have been accepted to study at GRIPS.

Local and International students can apply for the scholarship but chances of local students being accepted is quite low. International students or candidates would have to apply for a seperate program called Young Leaders Program at GRIPS, they can also apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships.

Candidates have to be overseas students so as to get higher chances of being accepted and you have to be recommended by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, university, or authorities.

Host Institutions

The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) iste institution that is hosting this scholarship program.

Study Levels/Fields:

Master of Public Administration or Master of Public Policy

Number Of Scholarships

Not specified

Target Group

The School of Government target national policy-making and accepts students from these 29 countries;

Republic of Korea, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Australia, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Turkey.

They mostly focus on these 20 countries;

China, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Turkey, India, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland.

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Scholarship Value Or Inclusions

The scholarship give provides for a monthly stipend of 242,000 yen per month (the amount might change) for living expenses like clothing, food and other daily expenses like; accommodation, medical treatment, transportation, insurance, and miscellaneous expenses which sre related to your study at GRIPS. The scholarship program also pay for the the university application fee, admission fee, and tuition. This stipend is fixed and will not be increased to pay for your family members.

Scholars will be awarded an economy-class air ticket from their country to Japan after being accepted at GRIPS and you will be going for the enrollment into the institution.


The Young Leaders Program is open to young public administrators and government officials who can play active roles in the future as national leaders in their home countries. A minimum of three years of full-time work experience (five is preferable) in the field in the applicant’s home country is Required.

Admission to the Young Leaders Program, you will require a bachelor’s degree. The applicant should be under 40 years of age; they should be good in English with a TOEFL iBT score of 79; IELTS Academic score of 6.0 or equivalent; and must be able to get a student visa when arriving in Japan.

Application Instructions

It is important to read the 2021-22 YLP Brochure and visit the official website of the scholarship program which is located in the link found below for more information on how to apply for the scholarship program, and to confirm if your country is among the target countries as the target countries could change.


Official Scholarship Website:


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