Who are we?

Founded in April 2016, the MEXT Scholars Association is a non-profit community organization that works directly with the Japanese Government in representing and supporting the alumni and current recipients of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho / MEXT) Scholarship.

Since its inception in 1954, there have been more than 100,000 scholarship recipients, representing over 160 nations. We seek to establish an independent global network of these alumni and scholars that strives to engage key personnel, organizations, and government institutions in contributing back to Japanese society and the international community.

Organization Missions

  • Encourage alumni and scholars to share personal and professional experiences in building a supportive and inspiring membership community.
  • Engage alumni, scholars, businesses, and political stakeholders in promoting international understanding through professional dialogue and social opportunities.
  • Elevate the profile of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho / MEXT) Scholarship and Japanese tertiary education worldwide.