Information on Study in Japan

 Introduction of services provided by Public Relations and Cultural Affairs
     Information on Study in Japan
     Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs (Embassy Recommendation)
 Useful Links
 Japanese Language Education
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Information on Study in Japan

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs (Embassy Recommendation)


COVID-19 Impact on Scholarship Round in 2023
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.

Under the scholarship programme of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Japanese Government will offer four types of scholarship for Hong Kong and Macau students wishing to pursue their studies at a Japanese university or Specialized Training College.


Applicants must be residents of Hong Kong/Macau and hold a Hong Kong/Macau SAR Passport/Document of Identity (DI). If you do not fulfil these requirements, please contact the Embassy/Consulate of Japan in your home country for details on how to apply for a scholarship. You can find the list of Japanese embassies/consulates overseas at

The scholarship covers
1. Entrance fees and full tuition
2. Monthly allowance
3. Round-trip flight between Hong Kong and Japan
Tel: (852)2522-1184,Email:
Place all your documents in a clean envelope, and send your application package by registered mail to:
MEXT Scholarship (Program name)
Public Relations & Cultural Affairs Division
Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong
47th Floor, One Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Useful Links
The following websites provide a wide range of information regarding study in Japan.
 STUDY in JAPAN (by Japan Student Services Organization)
 Japan Foundation
 Japan Foundation (Japanese- Language Proficiency Test)
 The Japan Society of Hong Kong (EJU)
 Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education
 Education Using the Public-Private Collaborative Platform (EDU-Port Japan Project)

Japanese Language Education

1. For the information on Japanese education in Hong Kong and Macau, please visit the following homepages.
 Society of Japanese Language Education, HK

2. You can also learn Japanese by visiting the following websites.
The Japan Foundation provides a wide variety of Online Japanese Learning tools. Learners from all over the world can choose suitable tools according to their needs, learning Japanese language and culture anytime, anywhere.

Japanese language learning platforms
(1) JF Japanese e-Learning Minato
A learning platform which provides Japanese language courses of different levels of proficiency. From elementary level of Hiragana and Katakana to Japanese in Anime/Manga, a variety of contents allows you to learn at your own pace.
Learners from all over the world can communicate with people all over the world who are studying Japanese, on various topics.
※Introduction video:
※How to register:

(2) Marugoto Japanese Online Course
A course for learning Japanese language skills comprehensively, offered in the Japanese learning platform, JF Japanese e-Learning Minato.
This course is mainly for adult learners of Japanese overseas. The Marugoto Japanese Online Course is available not only for PCs but also for tablets and smartphones. You can use your spare time to study Japanese anytime and anywhere.


A website where users can learn about Japanese language and culture based on the contents of the "MARUGOTO: Japanese Language and Culture", the official coursebook of the Japan Foundation, which complies to the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education.

(4)Japanese in Anime & Manga
An e-learning site created and managed by the Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai, give Japanese learners and anime/manga fans from all over the world an opportunity to learn Japanese in an enjoyable way, using the anime/manga they enjoy as a gateway to their studies.

A site for learning different things about Japan and the Japanese language through your own interests.
Through the various contents and user comments, you can learn more about Japan, Japanese language, and also your own culture and the culture of places where other learners live.

(6)Erin's Challenge! I Can Speak Japanese
A website provides video learning materials, grammar explanations and sample sentences for studying Japanese, and vast amounts of photos and quizzes to learn about Japanese culture.

(7)NIHONGO e-na
A portal to introduce - in a plain, straightforward way - various websites and online tools and apps useful for studying Japanese. You can search for websites and apps by category, level and keywords.

(8)Nihongo de Care-Navi
A multilingual (Japanese, English and Indonesian) vocabulary database supporting Japanese language learners working in the fields of nursing and care-work.

(9)IRODORI Japanese Online Course
A course for acquiring comprehensive Japanese language skills based on the Japanese language textbooks, Irodori: Japanese for Life in Japan, developed by the Japan Foundation. You can learn the Japanese language necessary for daily life situation in Japan using extensive illustrations, audios, videos and other content.

(10)HIKIDASU NIHONGO Activate Your Japanese!
Programmes produced by the Japan Foundation, in collaboration with NHK Educational Corporation, presenting Japanese language in daily lives or workplaces and communication strategies through drama, mainly to foreign citizens seeking to live and work in Japan and Japanese language learners who wish to learn about life in Japan.