Some 102,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho, or MEXT) Scholarship program established in 1954 (through the end of fiscal year 2015). As of May 1, 2015, there were 9,223 foreign students studying in Japan as Japanese government scholarship students.
The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles accepts application for Japanese government scholarships from candidates who are U.S. citizens and reside or attend universities in Southern California and Arizona ONLY. For our Information Brochure, please click here.
Please read the Application Guidelines for detailed information on each of the four MEXT Scholarships we administer.
If you would also like to see past applicant exams for your reference, please click here.
If, after reading the Application Guidelines, you have further questions, please contact:
MEXT Scholarships Desk
350 S. Grand Ave., Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: (213) 617-6700, ext. 336
Fax: (213) 617-6728
If you are a U.S. citizen but do not live or study in our jurisdiction (Southern California* and Arizona), please click here to find the Consulate General of Japan to which you can apply for a MEXT Scholarship. If you are not a U.S. citizen (including foreign student or permanent resident) please inquire about MEXT through the Embassy of Japan in the country of which you have citizenship. Click here for a list of Japanese Embassies and Consulates.
(*Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties)