This program enables students from five ASEAN countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam) wishing to enroll in a master’s course (major in one of the sciences) at the University of Tokyo, to secure scholarships before their arrival in Japan. It aims to cultivate individuals capable of leading Asia in the twenty-first century and to contribute to the development of Asia and the world as well as to mutual understanding between these countries and Japan
Applicants who wish to enroll in a master’s course and major in one of the sciences (except medicine and veterinary medicine) at the University of Tokyo and who fulfill the following requirements and qualifications.
- Applicants must be citizens of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, or Vietnam.
- Applicants must have graduated or be expected to graduate with an excellent academic record (with 16 years of education completed or expected to be completed) and must receive the recommendation of their university president or academic advisor or be otherwise qualified to enroll in the University of Tokyo.
- Applicants must be under the age of 35 on April 1, 2011.
- In principle, the applicant must be able to obtain approval of acceptance as a Postgraduate International Research Student (hereinafter “Research Student”), from the University of Tokyo and be registered as a Research Student for April 2011 or October 2011. However, the applicant may enroll directly as a master’s course student of some graduate schools in the University of Tokyo.. In that case, the applicant must be able to obtain approval of enrollment from the University of Tokyo and be registered as a master’s course student for Apr 2011 or Oct 2011.
- Applicants must have adequate Japanese language proficiency to study as a master’s course student of the University of Tokyo (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 or equivalent). Applicants must be able to pass at least Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (hereinafter “JLPT”) in a test administered no later than December 2010 (candidates wishing to enter as a master’s course student) or December 2011 (candidates wishing to enter as a Research Student). However, applicants who wish to enroll in “Information, Technology, and Society in Asia course (hereinafter “ITASIA”)” of Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies does not require above Japanese language proficiency.
- Applicants must apply from the above 5 countries and be able to attend selection procedures when necessary.
- Applicants must be in good physical and mental health and have a strong motivation for learning.
- Applicants must not be receiving other scholarships.
- Research Student at graduate school: ¥150,000/month (for max. 1 year)
- Master’s course at graduate school: ¥180,000/month (for max. 2 years)
- Examination, Admission and Tuition fees: covered in full
- Airfare (to and from Japan): covered up approximately to ¥200,000 (equivalent amount for economy class ticket. Actual amount in principle)
Number of students to be accepted
1 student from each of 5 countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the
Philippines, and Vietnam)
Application Deadline March 31, 2010
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Guidelines for the application (both Thai and English), application form and other information can be downloaded at www.ajinomoto.co.th/upload/infonews/download/42-7775-0.zip