Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How to apply for the Sato International Scholarship of Japan

To those who are interested to study in Japan and need educational support, here is another chance to apply. You must be a citizen of one of the ASEAN and Southwest Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, East Timor, and Vietnam). Read the procedure below. Good luck!

Sato International Scholarship Foundation

The Sato International Scholarship Foundation grants two types of scholarship for self-supporting students from ASEAN countries as well as Southwest Asian countries enrolled in a Japanese undergraduate  or graduate institution:
  1. Scholarship for Self-Supporting Students
  2. Scholarship for Short-Term Exchange Students.
Students from the Following Countries are Eligible to Apply
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam.
The applicant must be residing in Japan, enrolled in or accepted to a legitimate program. Please apply through the students’ office of your university.
Amount of Scholarship
Undergraduate students120,000 yen/month
Graduate students180,000 yen/month( plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences )
Duration of Scholarship
2 years
Number of Scholarships Granted
Around 10 students will be accepted.
The applicant must be a citizen from the aforesaid countries, who does not hold Japanese citizenship and must be enrolled in a Japanese undergraduate or graduate institution, under the jurisdiction of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
The applicant must also fulfill the following requirements:
  1. Have interest in promoting international understanding and friendship, and is able to attend SISF meetings (meetings are held 6 times/year).
  2. Does not receive any sort of scholarship or funding from other parties.
  3. Holds legal residence status as a college student.
  4. Does not have a parent employed in Japan.
  5. Does not hold a doctorate degree.
  6. Is enrolled in a program with more than 1 year left until graduation/completion (from April 2011). This restriction does not apply to doctorate program.
  7. Have good communication skill in Japanese.
Selection Process
Selected by screening committee
  1. First round of selection: review of application form and documents
  2. Second round of selection: interview
Past Record of No. of Application / Actual Grants
YearNo. ApplicantsNo. Grantees
This scholarship is provided to students who are recommended by those designated universities that have secured an agreement of recommendation with the Sato International Scholarship Foundation. Scholarship as well as travel fee to Japan is provided to those students from the aforesaid countries who will study in Japan on a short term based on the agreement among universities for study exchange.
Amount of Scholarship
100,000 yen/month
Duration of Scholarship
Over 6 months, up to 10 months; however scholarship terminates upon completion of the program.
Designated Universities (as of September 2009)
The University of Electro-Communications, University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, J.F. Oberlin University, Rikkyo University.

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