Call for Application: Japanese Government Scholarship Program for 2024 (Research Students)

The Government of Japan (Monbu-Kagaku-Sho: MEXT) offers scholarships for postgraduate studies for Syrian nationals under 35 years old (born on or after 2 April 1989). The Application Guidelines and all required forms are available here.

Applicants are allowed to take the written exam at the Embassy to which they submitted the necessary documents if she/he passes the document screening. Only short-listed candidates will be informed with further details of the written exam and the interview by mid-June 2023.
Minimum Qualifications and Conditions are as follows:
  • Syrian Nationals including Palestinian-Syrians
  • Holders of Bachelor’s degree with a minimum average point on 70% (including graduates of academic year 2022/2023)
  • Under the age of 35 (born on or after 2 April 1989)
  • Fluent in English or in Japanese 
Please read the Application Guidelines in English or in Japanese before submitting the necessary documents. It is strongly encouraged to use the check sheet in preparing documents. Applicants must submit a copy of an official document that proves the applicant’s Syrian nationality, such as a copy of the applicant’s passport (pages of the photograph, the date of birth and the expiration date) or the applicant’s ID card.

The selection process might be suspended or canceled at any time, depending on either internal or external situation surrounding Syria.

Application Deadline :

All the necessary documents must be sent in advance via email and received by 25th May 2023 (4 p.m. Syria Time) at one of the below Embassies, depending on the location where the applicant wishes to take the written exam.
  • Those who wish to take the written exam in Beirut or Damascus MUST send their application to <>.
  • Those who wish to take the written exam in Ankara MUST send their application to <>.
All application documents must be sent in PDF format in a single email. The file size should be less than 9MB. Please re-send the application if you don’t receive a confirmation email from the embassy within 3 working days after the submission.

Please be reminded that the candidates who successfully have passed the written exam and the interview will be asked to send the original of the Application forms via post (the documents submitted to the Embassy will not be returned).

Contacts :

If you have any questions, please contact the Embassy of Japan in Syria.
Phone: +963-(0)11-333-8273 /+963-(0)11-333-2553