COVID-19 Impact on Scholarship Round in 2021
As we are all well aware, COVID-19 has made international travel and forward planning considerably difficult.
MEXT informs applicants that under some circumstances such as travel restrictions or curfews, there remains the possibility that the selection process will be cancelled or that applicants will not be able to come to Japan even after being selected as scholarship students.

Japanese Studies Students
This scholarship aims at providing an opportunity for Hong Kong and Macau students who wish to study for a period of one year at designated Japanese universities as Japanese studies in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.
Currently Open for Application     NO (Information of the last recruitment is shown as follows for your reference)
1 year
Outline of eligibility
Age: born between April 2, 1991 and April 1, 2003
Education: must be an undergraduate student at a non-Japanese university majoring in fields related to the Japanese language or culture
Departure date
September or October 2021
Placement at University
Designated by MEXT, taking into account your placement preference
Application period
17 December 2020 (Thursday) to 11 February 2021 (Thursday) 5:00 p.m.
Selection process
1. Documents review
2. Written Test (Japanese): 23 February 2021 (Tuesday)
3. Interview: 5 March 2021 (Friday)
4. Acceptance notification: July - August 2021
* Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the date, time and venues of their interviews and exams. The interviews may be conducted online. 
Application forms to download

https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/1423055_00005.htm (For course guide only)

Please refer to “Course Guide for Japanese Studies Students” to consider your placement preference. For details, please refer to the MEXT website noted above. 

All students must submit all documents mentioned in Point 7 (1)-(8) * and a copy of passport.
*It is not necessary to fill in Point 7 7Medical certificate before passing the written test and interview, as this is the first stage of the application procedure.