[Japan] The Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship Foundation 2018

okazaki scholarship

[Scholarship is offered for this program]

The Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship Foundation (The Foundation) was established in March 1990 to contribute to world peace and development by fostering people from the People’s Republic of China and other countries in Asia. This foundation strives to promote mutual understanding and international exchange as well as to pay homage to and immortalize the spirit of Okazaki Kaheita, a man who worked for mutual understanding, peace, and world friendship.

In order to promote friendship between Japan and Asian countries and to further the personal development of people in these countries, the foundation provides scholarships to students from Asian countries who wish to study in graduate schools in Japan.

Program brochure: 2019INDONESIA(English)REV

<The applicant must submit the application form through the university which is appointed by the Foundation. Each application must contact to those university. He/She can not apply individually.>

 

1. Applicant and Fields of Study

The applicant shall be qualified to purse a course of study and research, with Japanese as the medium of instruction, in a master’s course at a Japanese university.

The applicant shall be free to choose his/her own field of study, excluding medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

 

  1. Number of Scholarships

Indonesia : 1

The applicant shall be a graduate and recomended by one of the appointed universities in Indonesia by the foundation. The apointed universities as follows.

① University of Indonesia  ② Gadjah Mada University

③ Bogor Agricultural University   ④ Bandung Institute of Technology

 

  1. Duration of Scholarship

The period of the scholarship will be three years, including one year of Japanese language study at a Japanese language school specified by the foundation or one year of auditing a postgraduate course, followed by two years of graduate level study.

The scholarship shall be terminated if the selected applicant failed to gain admission to a graduate school at a Japanese university within one year after his/her arrival in Japan.

Selected applicants who have not yet learned the Japanese language are required to pursue Japanese language study at a language school in his/her home country prior to coming to Japan. The foundation shall bear the language school tuition fees for six months, in addition to entrance fees.

 

4.Details of Scholarship

(1) Scholarship Amount

-Postgraduate student (graduate school) : \120,000/month

-Auditor of graduate course or during Japanese Language study : \100,000/month

(2) School and Examination Fees

(ⅰ)The foundation shall cover all required entrance and tuition fees (average sum of

\700,000/year). Cost of study materials, on the other hand, shall be covered by the

selected applicant.

(ⅱ)The foundation shall bear school examination fees and all other related expenses.

(3) Outfit Allowance

-\100,000 shall be paid as funds for initial expenses to begin living and studying in Japan.

-\20,000 as part of the above amount shall be handed in the selected applicant’s own

country when he/she receives the certificate of the scholarship.  Part of this amount shall

be paid in US dollars in order to cover all correspondence fees with the foundation before

coming to Japan. The remaining amount, on the other hand, will be paid in Japanese yen in

order to cover all traffic expenses to reach the dormitory when the selected applicant arrives

in Japan.

(4) Travelling Expenses

(ⅰ)ANA airline tickets shall be provided to the selected applicant for travelling to and from

Japan, respectively to be used at the time of commencing studies and upon

completion of our scholarship program.

(ⅱ)A round-trip ANA airline ticket shall also be provided to the selected applicant once

during the second year of the scholarship period for home visit purposes to his/her

country.

 

(5) Residence

As a general rule, the students will live in a dormitory provided by ANA or university dormitory. If it is inevitable to use a private apartment, the foundation will bear the cost of housing within the limit of \50,000 in Tokyo area and \40,000 in other districts.

(6) Traffic Expenses for Commuting

The foundation shall bear the public traffic expenses for commuting between the residences

designated by the foundation and the university.(average sum of \200,000/year)

(7) Others

(ⅰ)Counseling

The foundation shall provide information and consultation services on matters related

to living in Japan and on university examinations.

(ⅱ)Traveling in Japan

1st year   :  a trip to Okayama, local area in Japan

(Travel expenses, boarding and lodging expenses to be borne by the foundation)

2nd year    : a trip to Kyoto and Nara

(Travel expenses, boarding and lodging expenses to be borne by the foundation)

a ski trip to Hokkaido

(Travel expenses, boarding and lodging expenses to be borne by the foundation)

The Last year         :  Free travel after the completion of study in Japan

An ANA domestic round-trip domestic airline ticket shall be provided to the

selected applicant for travel to any one place in Japan(with supplementary

travel expenses of a maximum of \100,000).

(ⅲ)Medical Expenses

The foundation require all the students to take out the mandatory National Health

Insurance. The insurance will cover 70% of your medical expenses, meaning

that you will need to pay 30%.

However, the students must pay the premium expenses of the mandatory

National Health Insurance, which is approximately 1000 yen per month.

 

  1. Qualifications for Application

Anyone who supports the objectives of the foundation to build his/her own country and to

promote international friendship, is outstanding in personality and ability, in sound health and is

deemed to be in need of financial assistance for educational expenses, and who meets the following qualifications:

(1)Be a citizen of Indonesia

(2)Be a resident of Indonesia  on April 1, 2018.

(3)Be born after April 2, 1994.

(4)Academic Qualifications:

Must have graduated from a university appointed by our foundation prior to March 31, 2019and be able to obtain a letter of recommendation from his/her supervising professor.

The applicants also required to have completed a total of 16 years of education at

recognized educational facilities.

(5)Major:

The field of study selected by the applicant must be the same as his/her major at the

undergraduate level. (Preferably, the applicant should have selected the university of

his/her choice and the supervising professor under whom he/her wishes to pursue

graduate studies.)

The applicant’s proposed research theme should be suitable for study at the graduate level

in a Japanese university.

(6)Language ability:

Must be able to understand graduate level lectures taught in Japanese

or English. Selected applicants who have not yet learned Japanese are required to attend a Japanese language course at a language school for 6 months (approximately 500 hours)prior to coming to Japan.

Furthermore, the selected applicant shall be required to take the Japanese Language

Proficiency Test held annually by the Japan Foundation.

(7) Others:

The foundation deems it most suitable that the selected applicant come to Japan

alone(without his/her family)to study under our program.

(ⅰ) The student must live alone(without his/her family)for the first year in Japan.

(ⅱ)After one year it is possible for the selected student to live with his/her family if

he/she wished to do so, but the foundation cannot give any assistance for his/her

family.

Note: It is generally very hard for students from abroad to live and study in Japan

with his/her family, as the student will meet many difficulties such as the high cost of living, housing problems and language difficulty.

 

  1. Selection Procedures

The initial selection of scholarship applicants shall be based on submitted documents. These shall include documents verifying the achievements in research conducted by the applicant in the past, the proposed research theme, academic record at undergraduate level and a

recommendation from the applicant’s supervising professor.

Applicants selected on the basis of documentary selection shall, as a rule, be required to attend an interview, present a short thesis and take an academic competence examination. These shall be held in the applicant’s own country. The selection committee shall consist of professors who are currently teaching at Japanese universities. The applicant shall have a choice of Japanese or English for interview purposes.

Applicants shall not be allowed to raise any objections against the result of the selection announced in documents by the foundation.

 

  1. Application Procedures

The applicant must complete the official application form distributed through the contact person at each university. The form must be completed in accordance with the “Instructions for Filling in the Application Form.”

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Required documents:

•  Curriculum Vitae

•  Motivation Letter

•  Colored copy of passport

•  Passport-size photo (4 pieces, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, white background color, taken within the past three months)

•  Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)

•  English language proficiency  (Min. Score of TOEFL – ITP=530, iBT 80 or IELTS 6.0)

•  Application Form application form(2017 REV)

•  Official academic transcript

•  Graduation certificate(or Certificate of studentship)

•  Health certificate medical examination

A health certificate issued by a doctor clearly stating that the applicant is fit for an

extended period of study abroad. The certificate should be written on the prescribed form

and completed in English

•  Recommendation from supervising professor stating the academic performance, personality and future prospects of the applicant

•  Recommendation from employer at place of employment (Only for applicants currently employed)

    Note: Submitted documents will not be returned.

 

  1. Selection Schedule, Location and Notification of Results

(1)  Applicants will be informed of the results of the initial selection by the end of February2018.

(2) Second Selection will be held on March. 2018 in Jakarta.

Applicants will be informed of more details concerning the time and place of the selection

by the end of February 2018.

(3)Results will be informed at the latest by the end of March 2018.

 

  1. Suspension or Cancellation of Scholarship

The scholarship will be suspended or cancelled if the selected applicant cannot continue his/her studies due to illness or other reasons; if his/her study record becomes unsatisfactory; if the supervising professor regards continued study as inappropriate; or if the selected applicant engages in any conduct regarded as dishonorable to the foundation.

 

  1. Official Text

The original Japanese version shall be referred to and shall be the basis upon which any misunderstanding or discrepancies shall be decided.

 

Please send 2 copies of all documents above to Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no later than  19 January 2018