Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Young Leaders' Programme (YLP) 2017

Sponsored by: Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
Deadline22 September 2017
Organisation TypeGovernment Agencies
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?International

The Government of Japan offers the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Young Leaders' Programme (YLP) each year for Malaysian nationals to apply. Interested applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully. Unless stated otherwise, scholarship applications should be made to the Embassy of Japan, Kuala Lumpur.

  1. Application Period : August - September every year
  2. Application Due Date for Academic Year 2018 : 22 September 2017
  3. Overview : Overview
  4. Press Release : ( English / Bahasa Malaysia / Chinese )
  5. Application Guidelines : * Please read the press release and guidelines carefully.  
  6. Application Process :
    • August - September : Submit application form to respective Recommending Authorities by due date.
    • February (following year) : Interview. Only successful candidates will be notified to attend the interview.
    • May - June : Notification of final result.
    • September or October : Depart to Japan.



  1. Applications must be submitted to the respective Recommending Authorities. Late submissions will not be entertained no matter what reasons are given.
  2. Applications without sufficient documents (stated in the guidelines) will not be considered.
  3. Submitted application forms and documents will not be returned, whatever reasons given.
  4. The decision on successful candidates made by the Embassy of Japan is final. Any queries on the final decision will not be entertained.



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