The Government of Japan offers scholarships for “Japanese Studies Students” to qualified Kiribati citizens for studying in Japan.
Field of Study
The study/training is implemented only in the universities/study courses listed in a webpage/booklet of “Course Guide of Japanese Studies Program”
Guidelines and Application Forms:

(1) Age: Applicants must be born on or after 2 April, 1988.

(2) Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy the following two conditions.

(2-a) Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools (excluding universities) in their home countries for a total period of five years or more as of 1 October, 2023. In-service faculty members in a higher education institution are not eligible.
(2-b) Japanese Language Ability: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. Applicants must also have the ability to do research and adapt to living in Japan.
(3) Term of Scholarship: The scholarship period is the necessary period for the completion of the accepting university’s training course, which should be between October 2023 (or the starting month of the course) and March 2025. Extension of the scholarship period is not permitted.
Selection Process
a. Application Deadline: 20 February 2023 (received by the Japanese Embassy in Suva) (Please write “For Japanese Scholarship” on your envelope).
b. Examination (English Test) and Interview: Beginning or Middle of March 2023
c. Announcement of Primary Selection: End of March 2023
d. Announcement of Successful Candidates: End of May 2023
For any inquiry, please contact by telephone no.: 330-4633 or email: eojculture@fj.mofa.go.jp.
Completed forms must reach the Embassy by 4:00pm on 20 February 2023.