MEXT Teachers-Training Student Scholarship

MEXT Teacher's Training Scholarship 2023
Applications for MEXT Teacher's Training are CLOSED

Last date to submit application was 10th February 2023
*Embassy has shortlisted and contacted the candidates for 2023.

MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship

Every year the Government of Japan offers a scholarship to Pakistani teachers who wish to conduct research on school education under the Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan: MEXT) Scholarship Program. This is a  non-degree training course, but he/she will get a certificate after completing the required course at the university in Japan. This program is not designed for those who wish to enter Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor’s degree courses.


  1. Age: Applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1988.
  2. Qualifications: Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools (excluding universities) in their home countries for five years in total as of October 1, 2023. In-service university faculty members are not eligible.
  3. Individual Criteria: Applicants must be intellectually and psychologically capable of spending an eighteen month period in an international atmosphere in a society with a culture very different from that of Pakistan. Also, applicants must be willing to learn Japanese language and receive research guidance in Japanese, because many universities conduct courses only in Japanese. Japanese language training is provided by the University in Japan beforehand. The courses usually start in October.
  4. Please click here for guidelines.


  1. Prescribed Application form, duly filled.
  2. Letter of recommendation from your Principal
  3. A (brief) statement of purpose for applying to this scholarship
* Medical form and other documents mentioned inside the Guidelines are not required at this stage.


The envelope must be marked as “MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship” 
and sent to the following address:
Public Affairs Section,
Embassy of Japan,
Diplomatic Enclave 1, Islamabad.

For queries regading the application: Tel : +92 (51) 9072500 

Applicants who wish to appear for test & interview in Karachi (if shortlisted), should send application at the following address

Please write this outside the envelope carrying your application:
MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship Application 
Consulate General of Japan

6/2 Civil Lines 
Abdullah Haroon Road 
Karachi, Pakistan
For queries regading the application:
Tel : +92 (21) 3522-0800 

Fax : +92 (21) 3522-0815 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test. The Embassy reserves the right to refuse any application without assigning any reason. 

*Please note that the procedure is contingent to change due to the COVID-19 situation.