Japanese Studies Course for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Students


This is a Japanese language and culture course offered by the University of the Ryukyus for international students from various countries appointed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The application procedures for this scholarship students who wish to study at the University of the Ryukyus are conducted through Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or our university.  If you require any further information regarding Japanese Studies Course for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship, contact Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or us by e-mail using the contact information below.  Application fee is not charged. So please be aware that organizations or individuals who charge application fee or deposits have no relation with the Japanese Government.

2024 Japanese Studies Course Guidebook [Japanese version only]



  • Develop a better understanding of Japanese culture as a whole, as well as the unique cultures of different regions of Okinawa.
  • Acquire the ability to use Japanese at a high level, accurately comprehend readings, and understand sentence structures. Also, develop techniques and knowledge for research about Japan.
  • By studying in Okinawa, develop a multi-perspective view of Japan, and recognize that Japan does not fall into just one culture sphere.


Students eligible for the course

Number of students accepted: 14 students

 (Embassy Recommendation : 10, University Recommendation : 4)


Course Conditions

  • Applicants must enrolled in a University outside of Japan (primarily juniors or above)
  • Applicants must be majoring in a field related to Japanese language or Japanese culture
  • Applicants must have sufficient Japanese language ability, N2 JLPT and above


Schedule and Annual Events

The course begins in October and ends in September the following year.

  • Fall semester: October to February
  • Spring semester: April to August

*Follows Academic Calendar of University of the Ryukyus  


<Faculty of Global and Regional Studies>
KINJO, Naomi
TEL: 098-895-8933

E-mail: knao at grs.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

<Faculty of Global and Regional Studies>
KINJO, Katsuya
TEL: 098-895-8300

E-mail:  kinkats at grs.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

<Global Education Center, Global Education Institute>
TEL: 098-895-8112
E-mail: seikot at lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp


Global Education Section, Student Affairs Division, University of the Ryukyus
Address: 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213
TEL :+81-98-895-8103
FAX :+81-98-895-8826

E-mail:koshien at acs.u-ryukyu.ac.jp