It is necessary for you to open a postal savings account (ゆうちょ銀行通常貯金口座, Yucho Ginko Tsujo Chokin Koza) under your own name. Please note that we cannot remit the scholarship to any other type of accounts than postal savings account. To open a bank account, please go to the nearest post office to your residence.
Please bring your passport and residence card as personal identification is required when opening a bank account.
You need to submit the following documents to your department office by the deadline. Please be aware that those who fail to submit the required documents by the deadline may not be able to receive the first scholarship within the first month of the scholarship.
We must confirm your enrollment with your department office for MEXT scholarship by the appointed date of each month.
Please go to your department office at the beginning of every month and sign and date on the designated form. If you cannot do so at the beginning of a month, please inform the department office of such beforehand and sign and date on it by the second deadline of the same month.
The second deadline is set just as a fallback, please try to sign on the form at the beginning of each month as much as possible. For the exact dates of deadline and payment date of each month, please refer to 'Payment schedule of Monbukagakusho Scholarship' distributed by the department office at the beginning of fiscal year.
If the student cannot sign a confirmation of enrollment because the student is away from their home institution from the beginning to the end of the month, the student may use a proxy seal.
A proxy seal is allowed for the student who is going to conduct fieldwork, research, or internship outside of Japan or in remote areas of Japan.
These activities or research must be included in the curriculum or specified in the research plan submitted by the student when applying for MEXT Scholarship, and only if the student cannot complete the course or obtain a degree without these. (The reason the fieldwork is beneficial for writing a thesis is not acceptable.)
If the student wishes to apply for a proxy seal, please contact the Student Affairs Section at least two months before departure from the university.
Please be aware that MEXT will review the application and may not grant approval.
Monthly stipend will be remitted to your Postal savings account by electronic transfer each month.