Tama Art University

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship

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To obtain “a letter of acceptance” as a research student on a Monbukagakusho Scholarship,
you are required to follow the 3 steps below.

  1. Please register using the below button.
  2. Check the automatic confirmation e-mail.
  3. Send us a copy of all application documents submitted to the Japanese embassy by the date assigned by MEXT.

Please provide the information using the register button below and submit all other application documents by E-mail or post to the International Exchange Center, Tama Art University.

Documents required:

  1. Your portfolio (A selection of your own works, on paper or PDF.
    (Submitting a URL is not allowed.)
  2. A copy of A certificate of the preliminary selection issued by a Japanese Embassy or Consulate General
  3. A copy of all documents submitted to the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General
    (E.g. Application form, Research plan, Official transcript from previous or current university, Attachments etc.)
  4. If available, a copy of your certificate of language proficiency, either in Japanese or English
    (E.g. JLPT, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS etc.)
    日本語もしくは英語(TOEIC・TOEFL・IELTS 等)の語学能力証明書(取得している場合)

Mailing Address:

2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, JAPAN
International Exchange Section
Tama Art University

Click to Register

[Cautionary statement]

  • For admission for the next academic year, all documents should be submitted by the date assigned by MEXT. Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be accepted.
  • After your application has been reviewed, you will be informed of our decision within approximately 4-6 weeks. If your application is successful, we will complete the scholarship acceptance form and return it to you.
  • As all classes are held in Japanese, we strongly advise you to study Japanese prior to your application.
  • We first accept a Monbukagakusho scholarship student as a research student, but if you wish to enter the Master's Degree Program or Doctoral Degree Program, you must take the entrance examination in January, as required.
    The examination fee is 35,000 yen, and must be paid in advance. You will be reimbursed only if you pass the examination, and enter our university.