Selection of MEXT Scholarship Recipients

Selection of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Recipients

The Global Business Course (GBC) in the School of Economics and Management of the University of Hyogo became one of the few universities selected by the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for its Government Scholarship Program. This is the second time our program has been chosen, for a second term of 3 years.

Eight students from the years of enrollment from 2024 to 2026 (with plans to apply for extensions thereafter) will receive scholarships for four years, from matriculation until graduation, as government-sponsored international students. The University will inform students who have passed the GBC entrance examination and meet the requirements (see Reference (1) of the specific selection process), and the University will recommend eight students each year to MEXT after a rigorous internal screening process (see Reference (2) for the provisional schedule).

There are two stages of selection (subject to change without prior notice):

1st Screening

The GBC Steering Committee, consisting of faculty members of the University, will fairly select about 16 applicants based on their performance on the entrance examination and our evaluation of their submitted documents. Applicants who pass the first screening will be notified of the details of the second screening, and will be given additional scholarship screening requirements, including a presentation theme.

2nd Screening

The Committee will strictly judge applications, checking the level of your presentation, logical thinking ability, and other matters. The screening will be conducted online. The University will select the top eight students from the second round and recommend them to MEXT.

Reference (1): Eligibility for the 2024 academic year

Successful applicants admitted to the GBC September 2024 enrollment who meet MEXT's scholarship requirements, excluding the following:

  1. Those not from a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  2. Those who have Japanese nationality (including dual nationality, one of which is Japanese)
  3. Those born on or before April 1, 1999 for 2024 enrollment (April 1, 2000 for 2025 enrollment, and April 1, 2001 for 2026 enrollment)

Reference (2): Provisional schedule for 2024 (subject to change without prior notice)

  The University sends information and the application form designated by MEXT to eligible students.
Mar 17 Application deadline
Mar 27 1st Screening
The Committee decides who passes the 1st Screening.
The University informs the results of the 1st Screening, and information for the 2nd screening including the presentation theme and schedule, to applicants.
Apr 3-5 2nd Screening
Apr 10 The Committee decides who to recommend to MEXT.
The University notifies the eight candidates of the final result and asks them to submit the required documents.
Apr 17 Deadline for submission of required documents (if any candidate withdraws, the runner-up will be notified and asked to submit the required documents)
End May Submission of the list of recommended candidates and required documents to MEXT
Early Aug MEXT notifies the University of the result.
The University notifies the eight candidates that they are officially selected to be a GBC MEXT Scholar.