The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – MEXT) offers various scholarships to Canadian Citizens who wish to study at Japanese universities. There are several scholarships available depending on your area of study: Research Study, Undergraduate, or Japanese Study. The eligibility requirements, application forms, and deadlines for each vary so ensure you are familiar with the one you would like to choose.
The Undergraduate scholarship is offered to foreign university undergraduate students who major in a field related to the Japanese language or Japanese culture, for the duration of five years from April 2015. Applicants must have been born between April 2, 1993 and April 1, 1998 and hold Canadian citizenship. Applicants must demonstrate a sufficient level of Japanese language ability to be able to receive an education in Japanese by means of a Japanese exam held in late-June or July.The application deadline is on May 30, 2014.
Visit the their website for full details and information: http://www.calgary.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/mext/index.html.
Please note that the Japanese Studies Category 2015 scholarship is now closed.