【Closed 】Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2020 ( Research Students/Postgraduate)

The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste welcomes the applications from nationals of Timor-Leste who wish to study as Research Students in Japan.

Outline of the Scholarship:

    2 years (includes 6 months preparatory study).
    Extension may be possible if you proceed to a further degree course.

      Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or higher
           Age: must have been born on or after April 2, 1985
 Nationality: Timorese

Application Deadline:  

5:30 pm on Monday, JUNE 3, 2019
 (Only hard copy applications will be accepted)

Submit Applications to:

MEXT Scholarship Application (Research Students)
Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste
Avenida de Portugal, Dili

Documents Download

Application guideline and other necessary documents can be downloaded from the link below;


Please READ  CAREFULLY the Application Guideline and Document Checklist   (Certificate of Health can be submitted after candidates passed the document screening) before submitting the documents.





Past Examination Questions

Past examination questions can be found from the link below for your reference;



Selection Process

  1. Documents Screening   ( June )     *ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps*
  2. Written Examinations (Japanese and English)  ( June  )
  3. Interviews  ( June )
  4. Screening by MEXT( Result notification in December or January,2020)
   (The selection schedule is subject to change )

If you have any questions, please contact “Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste” 
Tel: 332-3131 or Email: jpemb.pr.tl@di.mofa.go.jp