Study in Japan


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MEXT Scholarship

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT; in Japanese "Monbukagakusho") of Japan offers various scholarships to study at Japanese universities.
MEXT 2025 applications are now closed.
Other types of scholarships can be searched here

Here are a few special testimonials from some of Tanzania's most prominent people;
Educational and Professional Journey: A Reflection
My academic and professional journey at Osaka University Hospital in Japan from 1995 to 2000 was a transformative period in my life. Pursuing my PhD in Cardiology, I was immersed not only in advanced medical training but also in the rich cultural tapestry of Japan. The discipline and networking opportunities with both foreign and Japanese colleagues profoundly influenced my career trajectory.
The years 2002 to 2004 marked another milestone as I was honored to be a recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship. This experience further enriched my understanding and skills in cardiology.
I am deeply grateful to Japan for equipping me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence that became the cornerstone of my endeavors back home. Inspired by my experiences, I established the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute, the first and only specialized cardiology hospital in Tanzania. Today, as the CEO of Muhimbili National Hospital, I carry forward the legacy of excellence and international collaboration that was instilled in me during my formative years in Japan.
 - Prof. Mohamed Janabi MD., MSc., PhD., FACC
   Executive Director, Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH)

MEXT Scholarship Testimonial
I had the unique opportunity to study at Hiroshima University in Japan from 2007 to 2013, followed by a position as a Special Assistant Professor from 2013 to 2014. Reflecting on my time in Japan, I am convinced that it was the right decision. My experience there was one of the best in my life, significantly enhancing my proficiency in digital technologies and understanding of global transformations. I wholeheartedly encourage all international scholars to consider Japan for their advanced studies.

 - Dr. Emmanuel C. Manasseh, Acting Regional Director, 
   International Telecommunication Union (ITU),  Regional Office for Africa

MEXT Scholarship Testimonial
I am deeply honored to share my experience with future applicants of the MEXT scholarship program. As a senior leader in the ICT sector, my journey has been shaped by a commitment to innovation and ethical leadership, principles I honed during my studies and work in Japan. My time there equipped me with the skills and vision to lead significant projects, including the implementation of the National ICT Broadband Backbone and the formulation of cyberlaws in Tanzania. My career stands as a testament to the power of innovation and international cooperation in shaping a brighter future for global communities.
 - Dr. Ally Y. Simba,Executive Secretary, East African Communications Organization (EACO),
   Former Director General, TCRA

My Personal Experience on MEXT Scholarship
I am proud to be one of the many Africans and Tanzanians who have benefited from the MEXT Scholarship provided by the Japanese Government. The selection process is fair, inclusive, and rigorous, but ultimately rewarding. This scholarship has opened new avenues for me academically, socially, economically, and professionally. It has transformed my perspective on the world, instilling in me a deeper appreciation for hard work and commitment. This experience has significantly reshaped my character and personality, contributing to the person I am today.
- Archt. Ombeni Swai (PhD), Senior Lecturer, Ardhi University,
  Chairman of the Board, Tanzania Building Agency (TBA)

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