Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship(Undergraduate Program)

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship(Undergraduate Program)

Faculty of International Resource Sciences, Akita University offers a special program to five MEXT scholarship students.


“Education Program for Global Resource Sector by Integrating Arts and Sciences”
: Program to cultivate global human resources in interdisciplinary fields of resource sciences for the future


The Faculty of International Resource Sciences known as FIRES, provides international education in resource sciences by offering all courses taught in English in the three departments: Dept. of Resource Policy and Management; Dept. of Earth Resource Science, and Dept. of Earth Resource Engineering and Environmental Science, in which courses are offered in humanities/social science, geo-science and engineering, respectively. Our aim is to nurture talented individuals who can play an active role in the global resource field, regardless of nationality. Therefore, we actively accept international students.

The program has been selected for the Priority Placement Special Program for Japanese Government Scholarship Students of MEXT, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and we have started accepting applications from all over the world.


A monthly stipend of JPY 117,000 (subject to change in each academic year) is granted. Admission and tuition fees will be waived.

【Enrollment Period and Number of Recipients】

April 2024: Five
April 2023: Five (Although applications have closed for incoming students in April 2023, we will offer 5 scholarships from April 2024. )

【Application Period】

April 2024 Admission: From August 28 to September 25, 2023. (Applications must be received no later than this period.)

【Application Guidance】

April 2024 Admission:

【Entrance Exam】

Applicants are required to take the following exam:


International Resource Sciences Section, Academic Affairs Division, Akita University