Applications for 2024 MEXT Scholarship Programme were successfully completed on 31 May 2023. The screening has also been completed and the results were notified to relevant applicants with good notes. Any inquiry in this regard cannot be answered.

Kindly note that the application window for receiving MEXT Scholarship applications usually opens around April. If you have any inquiry about 2025 MEXT Scholarship Programme, please contact:
Below is the information from our last recruitment cycle for your reference.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (English acronym: MEXT, in Japanese: Monbukagakusho) offers scholarships to Zambian students wishing to pursue their studies at a Japanese university.
The scholarship covers:
1. Full tuition
2. Monthly allowance
3. Round trip flight between Zambia and Japan
You can apply either by sending the required documents by e-mail ( or by sending/bringing them in hard copies to the Embassy. When applying by e-mail, please specify [MEXT, Sur Name and First Name] in the subject line. Please be advised that we cannot receive e-mail exceeding 10 MB in size.
Please note that there is a possibility to suspend/cancel the application process and/or applicants may be unable to travel to Japan even after being selected for the MEXT Scholarship Programme, due to measures taken in response to COVID-19.
For more information, please contact:
We are looking forward to receiving your applications.


1. Currently Open for Application:
2. Duration:
a) Non-regular students: 18 or 24 months until the end of March
b) Regular students: Necessary period for the completion of the regular course
Extension may be possible if you proceed to a further degree programme.
3. Departure Date:
April or September/October 2024
4. Placement at University:
Designated by MEXT, based on your admission or a letter of provisional acceptance you obtain from Japanese universities.
5. Application Deadline:
No later than Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 16:35 hrs
6. Selection Process:
a) Application documents review from 31 May
b) Notification of results to shortlisted applicants by 9 June
c) Written test on 16 June at the Embassy
d) Interview test, scheduled on 23 June at the Embassy
e) Notification of results of the 1st screening by the end of June
f) Acceptance notification
7. Complete Instruction and Application Forms:
Please see the Application Guidelines ( Carefully check required documents for the application described in the Application Guidelines. Application forms can be downloaded from above website.


The MEXT Scholarship programme for undergraduate students has been suspended in Zambia due to a lack of suitable candidates for the past few years. There are no plans to resume this programme at this time.