BS MS PhD Scholarships in Japan in 2024 Without IELTS (Apply)

Japan has a lot to offer. From Scholarships to Internships, from Fellowships to Youth Summit. Everything is in Japan. Japan creates the future. In this post, I will tell you the list of BS MS PhD Scholarships in Japan in 2024 Without IELTS. In Japan, the Japanese Government and the University Funded scholarships offer scholarships. Scholarships in Japan are available for all levels and in all academic fields. Right now international students can also apply for the Japanese Government Fully Funded MEXT Scholarship.

Please check the MEXT Graduate Scholarship for Masters, and PhD and MEXT undergraduate scholarship applications for 2025 intake. Most students come to Japan for studies to get a job in Japan or to get a job at a Japanese company after completing their studies. According to the JASSO, 231,146 international students are studying in Japan currently. The list of the scholarships in Japan for Bachelor’s (BS), Master’s (MS), and PhD programs that don’t require the IELTS are given below.

List of BS MS PhD Scholarships in Japan in 2024 Without IELTS

  • Host Country: Japan
  • Scholarship by: Japanese Universities and Japanese Government
  • Degree Level: Bachelors, Masters, PhD

1) MEXT Embassy Recommendation Scholarship for Masters, and PhD

MEXT is the largest scholarship in the Japanese Government. It is open to all the nationals of the countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan. The scholarship covers all the expenses and you can apply without IELTS.

2) MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship (Embassy Track)

Those who want to pursue a fully funded undergraduate degree program from a Japanese university can apply for the MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The scholarship will cover all the expenses and there is no application fee. No IELTS is required.

Read: MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship 2025

3) Honjo International Foundation Scholarship

The Honjo International Foundation Scholarship is for those students who are unable to secure a scholarship in any Japanese University. The Honjo Scholarship covers Tuition and a monthly Stipend for living expenses. To get this scholarship you need to get an acceptance into a Japanese graduate school program.

4) Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship

This is a Fully Funded Master’s Degree scholarship Jointly Funded by the World Bank and Japan for international students from a developing country. The List of the developing countries by the World Bank is listed here

5) Rotary Peace Fellowship 

The fellowship includes a master’s degree program and a Professional development certificate program—50 scholarships for master’s and 80 fellowships for short certificate programs. Students can apply for the Rotary Fellowship to pursue a master’s degree program at International Christian University.

6) Asian Development Bank (ADB) Scholarship at Japanese Universities

Every year ADB offers around 300 master’s degree scholarships. The ADB Scholarships are fully funded and available in different Japanese Universities. International students from ADB member countries can apply for this fully funded scholarship to study in Japan.

Japanese Universities Funded Scholarships for International Students (Search on Google)

Most universities in Japan also offer scholarships through the “MEXT University Recommended Scholarship Program” for undergraduate, master, and PhD students who can apply. Many Japanese universities have a dedicated section for international students on their website.

Popular universities that offer MEXT University Recommended Scholarship are:

  • APU University
  • Osaka University
  • Tohoku University
  • Hokkaido University
  • Kyoto University
  • Tokyo University

Study in Japan – Government of Japan Approved Website

On this website, you can search for scholarships offered by schools, local governments, international exchange organizations, and private entities.


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As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network