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.

The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Teacher Training is now open for application until 2 March 2010. Qualified Malaysian nationals who would like to pursue their studies in Japan are invited to apply.

Scholarship Package

During the term of scholarship, monthly allowances of approximately 152,000 yen (approx RM5,472) to Teacher Training grantee will be given to each Japanese Studies grantee, Fees for entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at universities will be exempted. A round-trip airplane ticket is also provided.


Requirements for Teacher Training Programme (1 & ½ year non-degree course from October 2010)

  • Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of 1st April 2009 (born on or after 2nd April 1975)
  • Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training college who work as teachers in primary or secondary schools or as academic staff at TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTIONS with at least 5-year experience in their terms of service.
  • Applicants must have good command of English language and are willing to learn Japanese language.
  • Application for Teacher Training Scholarship should be made to the Public Service Department (PSD) of Malaysia. For details, please visit JPA or call 03-8885-3413 (En. Zulhelmi Zakaria).

Closing Date

Application for Japanese Studies Scholarship must reach the Embassy of Japan by 4:00pm on 1 March 2011. For details, please call 03-2177-2600 (ext. 157/146)


For details please visit Japan Embassy in Malaysia website.

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