Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Teacher Training Students



The Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship [Teacher Training Program] is a full scholarship for teachers with Rwandan nationality who wish to study in Japan, provided by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), Japan.

NOTE: The objective of the study should be enhancement of the teachers’ performance in teaching or school administration. No degree will be acquired. If you are looking for opportunities to pursue Master’s or PhD, kindly refer to “Research” program.

Application Documents

Application Document Formats
*Please be sure to read the Application Guidelines thoroughly before applying. Some required documents are NOT indicated on the above website, since they are free of formats.
-Applications with any missing documents will not be considered, and the Embassy will not provide a feedback about the missing documents.

-Forms must be completed with all the instructions met.

-Some documents must have a stamp from the notary or your school. Kindly, check detailed requirements in the Application Guidelines section No.7 “Application Documents”.

-The application documents represent you in the first layer of the screening. Please be specific especially when you fill out application form No. 20 “Research Plan in Japan”. Uniqueness, specifically explained motivation, and details about the plan will be appreciated. The research topic must correspond to the university / course of your preference to be indicated in “Placement Preference Application Form”. Please refer to “Course Guide of Teacher Training Program” to see available courses.


January  - February Application
All applications are submitted to Embassy of Japan in Rwanda by 17:00 on February 15, 2023

<<First Screening conducted by the Embassy and REB>>
Document screening will be in process, and the screening result will be disclosed to the successful candidates toward the end of February.
March 1, 2023 Written Examination & Interview
Successful candidates will proceed to the written examination (English and Japanese) and interview that will take place at the Embassy.
March 3, 2023 Result of the First Screening
The result will be informed to the candidates who attended the examination. Successful candidates’ application documents and screening results will be sent to MEXT, where the second screening will be conducted.
March-June <<Second Screening conducted by MEXT>>
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) will select the candidates according to the document applications and first screening results
July-August Final Results
Final results will be disclosed in an email.
August Pre-departure orientation
The Embassy will support the scholarship grantees to prepare for the departure.
September-October Departure for Japan