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 all application documents by the end of August.

Please provide the information using the register button below and submit all other application documents by E-mail or post to the International Exchange Section, 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]

  • All documents should be submitted by the end of August for admission the following year. Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be accepted.
  • After considering your application, we will inform you of our decision as soon as possible. The complete process will take at least two months. 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 course or Doctoral degree course, you must take the entrance examination in October or 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.
  • Please note that the following 3 programs cannot accept Monbukagakusho scholarship students.
    1. Integrated Design 統合デザイン
    2. Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance 演劇舞踊
    3. Moving Images and Performing Arts 映像演劇