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Report: MSA Financial Aid (Late 2020)

In the last few months of 2020, MSA executed a financial aid program to support scholars returning from overseas and having to bear extraordinary expenses regarding COVID-19 related measures. We…

Announcements Our Activities


Usually, there will be two MEXT scholar welcome events in a year, where MSA will be doing sempai lectures in order to ensure that incoming scholars are equipped with knowledge…

Past Events

Report: Cross-Border Webinar – How COVID-19 Changed the Business Presence of Japan in the World

On the 31st Oct 2021, MSA held out first Cross-Border Webinar. Around a 100 people across multiple continents in the world joined us in exploring how COVID-19 changed the business…


REPORT – Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on Graduation Plans of MEXT Scholars and Plea for Special Consideration

TOKYO – November 24 2020. Over the period of the COVID emergency declaration and even after, many scholars have faced significant setbacks to their academic pursuits as the global epidemic…

Scholars Voices

Scholar feature: Tokyo State of Mind (with Katya and Khamida)

One of MSA’s goals is to highlight and publicize the achievements of current scholars and alumni. By doing so we wish to show what recipients of the MEXT scholarship, both…


Cross Border Webinar on 31st Oct 2020 – How COVID-19 Changed the Business Presence of Japan in the World

It is with great pleasure that MSA is announcing its first Cross Border Webinar with various Japan and MEXT alumni associations throughout the world. The seminar will be examining how…


NOTICE: Possibility for scholars to request leave of absence.

On Saturday, MSA received notice that a memorandum was issued by MEXT on 15th May, 2020, which speaks about provisions for leave of absence (under strict conditions) given the extraordinary…


Full Guide to Phone Plans in Japan – written by Foreigners for Foreigners

The plan recommended by MSA by GTN currently has a limited time offer where people changing plans from other carriers can get an extra 2GB per month for a year….


Resources for students facing financial troubles

Released as of 29th May, 2020. MEXT has compiled a list of resources for students studying in Japan and who are currently facing financial difficulties and released the list online….


REPORT – COVID-19 Related Inability to Sign Scholarships and Fixed Costs Born in Japan by Scholars

TOKYO – April 5 2020. As the largest organization representing current MEXT scholars and alumni in Japan, over the past two months, MSA has received many enquiries by scholars who…