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The Government of Japan offers the following scholarship programmes each year for Malaysian nationals to apply. Interested applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully. Unless stated otherwise, scholarship applications should be made to the Embassy of Japan, Kuala Lumpur. Please note that the requirements and application period differ among these programmes.

Undergraduate Studies (Application for academic year 2017 is closed)
Postgraduate (Research Student) (Application for academic year 2017 is closed)
Young Leaders' Programme (YLP) (Application for academic year 2016 is closed)
Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF) Programme (Programme discontinued)
◆ Japanese Studies (Application for academic year 2016 is closed)
◆ Teacher-Training (Application for academic year 2016 is closed)

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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies
(A) Application Period: March every year

(B) Application Due Date for Academic Year 2017: 25th March 2016

(C) Overview: English / Chinese )

(D) Press Release: ( Malay / English / Chinese )

(E) Sample Application Form/ Guidelines Download: Guidelines * Please read the guidelines carefully. 

(F) Application Process (application for academic year 2017):
~ 25 March 2016 Submit application form by due date.
May 2016 Written examination. Only successful candidates will be notified to sit for the examination.
June 2016 Interview. Only successful candidates will be notified to attend the interview.
August 2016 Nomination to Tokyo Headquarters.
January ~ February 2017 Notification of nomination result (final result).
April 2017 Depart to Japan.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
(1) Late submissions will not be entertained no matter what reasons are given.
(2) Applications without sufficient documents (stated in the guidelines) will not be considered.
(3) Submitted application forms and documents will not be returned, whatever reasons given.
(4) The decision on successful candidates made by the Embassy of Japan is final. Any queries on the final decision will not be entertained.

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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Research Student
(A) Application Period: March every year

(B) Application Due Date for Academic Year 2017 (non-government servants): 25th March 2016
     Application Due Date for Academic Year 2017 (government servants): 18th March 2016

(C) Overview: ( English / Chinese )

(D) Press Release: ( Malay / English / Chinese )

(E) Sample Application Form/ Guidelines Download: Guidelines* Please read the guidelines carefully. 

(F) Application Process (application for academic year 2017):
~ 25 March 2016 Submit application form by due date.
*Government servants should apply to the Public Service Department of Malaysia.
June 2016 Written examination. Only successful candidates will be notified to sit for the examination.
June 2016 Interview. Only successful candidates will be notified to attend the interview.
August 2016 Nomination to Tokyo Headquarters. Nominees must submit a Letter of Acceptance from any university in Japan.
January ~ February 2017 Notification of nomination result (final result).
April or October 2017 Depart to Japan.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
(1) Late submissions will not be entertained no matter what reasons are given.
(2) Applications without sufficient documents (stated in the guidelines) will not be considered.
(3) Submitted application forms and documents will not be returned, whatever reasons given.
(4) The decision on successful candidates made by the Embassy of Japan is final. Any queries on the final decision will not be entertained.

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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Young Leaders' Programme (YLP)
(A) Application Period: August ~ September every year

(B) Application Due Date for Academic Year 2016: 18 September 2015

(C) Overview: Overview

(D) Press Release: (English / Bahasa Malaysia / Chinese)  

(E) Application Guidelines:   * Please read the press release and guidelines carefully. 
  1. Business Administration Course
    (Recommending Authority: National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia)
  2. Law Course 
    (Recommending Authorities: (1) Public Service Department of Malaysia; (2) Faculty of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia)
  3. School of Government Course 
    (Recommending Authority: Public Service Department of Malaysia)
  4. School of Local Governance Course
    (Recommending Authority: Public Service Department of Malaysia)
  5. Medical Administration Course 
    (Recommending Authority: Ministry of Health, Malaysia)

(F) Application Process:
August ~ September Submit application form to respective Recommending Authorities by due date.
February (following year) Interview. Only successful candidates will be notified to attend the interview.
May~June Notification of final result.
September or October Depart to Japan.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
(1) Applications must be submitted to the respective Recommending Authorities. Late submissions will not be entertained no matter what reasons are given.
(2) Applications without sufficient documents (stated in the guidelines) will not be considered.
(3) Submitted application forms and documents will not be returned, whatever reasons given.
(4) The decision on successful candidates made by the Embassy of Japan is final. Any queries on the final decision will not be entertained.

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Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF)
Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF) programme ends in academic year 2010 (application in 2009). There will be no more AYF application in the future. Please visit AYF website for the announcement.

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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Japanese Studies
(A) Application Period: January ~ February every year

(B) Application Due Date for Academic Year 2016: 5 February 2016

(C) Overview: ( English / Chinese )

(D) Press Release: ( English / Bahasa Malaysia / Chinese )

(E) Application Guidelines & Forms / Course Guidebook:   Guidelines

(F) Application Process:
January ~ February Submit application form by due date.
March
Interview. Only successful candidates will be notified to attend the interview.
August Notification of final result.
October Depart to Japan.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
(1) Late submissions will not be entertained no matter what reasons are given.
(2) Applications without sufficient documents (stated in the guidelines) will not be considered.
(3) Submitted application forms and documents will not be returned, whatever reasons given.
(4) The decision on successful candidates made by the Embassy of Japan is final. Any queries on the final decision will not be entertained.

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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Teacher-Training
(A) Application Period: January ~ February every year

(B) Application Due Date for Academic Year 2016: 5 February 2016

(C) Overview: ( English / Chinese )

(D) Press Release: ( English / Bahasa Malaysia / Chinese )

(E) Application Guidelines & Forms / Course Guidebook:  Guidelines
** Please visit Public Service Department of Malaysia website for full set of application forms and requirements in details.

(F) Application Process:

IMPORTANT NOTES:
January ~ February Submit application form to the Public Service Department of Malaysia by due date.
March
Interview. Only successful candidates will be notified to attend the interview.
August Notification of final result.
October Depart to Japan.
(1) Late submissions will not be entertained no matter what reasons are given.
(2) Applications without sufficient documents (stated in the guidelines) will not be considered.
(3) Submitted application forms and documents will not be returned, whatever reasons given.
(4) The decision on successful candidates made by the Embassy of Japan is final. Any queries on the final decision will not be entertained.

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