Research Grants

The Centre for Japanese Research regularly offers grants to graduate students and faculty members conducting research projects related to Japan. Please sign up for our faculty and student mailing lists for updates.



Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Scholarship Open for Applications

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Research Student Scholarship for students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research or post-graduate students.

The scholarship covers:
1. Full tuition
2. Monthly allowance
3. Round-trip flight between Japan and Canada

The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1989 (for the 2024 scholarship year). The area of research or post-grad study should be in the same or related field that the applicant has previously studied.

Application guides and forms are available through the links on the Consulate General of Japan website: Application deadline for the 2024 scholarship year: May 15, 2023.

Applicants who successfully pass the written application screening are required to undertake an interview and examination (English and Japanese language) to be held in late June/early July 2023 on a date designated by the Consulate General of Japan. Interviews and examinations must be conducted in-person at the Consulate General of Japan’s offices. Please note that fluency in Japanese is not necessarily required, but dependent on the nature of the university and study program as selected by the scholarship candidate.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver at 604.684.5868 or by Email at