Hitachi Postgraduate Scholarship, Southeast Asian Countries in Japan, 2014

Applications awaited for postgraduate scholarship scheme made by the Hitachi Scholarship Foundation. These postgraduate scholarships are granted to faculty members of the universities for pursuing Master’s or Doctoral Course at Japanese graduate schools in the field of science and technology. The grant’s duration is two and half years for master courses and three and half years for doctoral courses. It is to beneficiate applicants of (Southeast Asian countries) and can be taken at Japan.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

Only the faculty members, who satisfy the following conditions, of the universities invited by the Foundation will be accepted as applicants.

-For Master’s Course:

1) Bachelor’s degree holder who wishes to obtain a Master’s degree in the field of science and technology, except veterinary science, at a Japanese graduate school

2) Below 30 years of age (born on or after November 1, 1983)

3) Firm position or profession in the university

-For Doctoral Course:

1) Master’s degree holder who wishes to obtain Ph.D. in the field of science and technology, except veterinary science, at a Japanese graduate school

2) Below 35 years of age (born on or after November 1, 1978)

3) Firm position or profession in the university

  • About the nationality:-

The applicants of (Southeast Asian countries) Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, The Philippines and Thailand can submit an application for these scholarships.

  • About the awards:-
  1. For Master’s Course: Two and half years including half a year for preparation to enroll in the Master’s Course. For Doctoral Course: Three and a half years including half a year of preparation to enroll in the Doctoral Course.

  1. Coverage:-

The Foundation will support the following costs and expenses.

-Travel expenses: Economy class round-trip airfare between the nearest airport of the grantee’s university and the airport in Japan and the travel expenses between the airport in Japan and the place of grantee’s research affiliation.  Only the return fare will be given to the grantee if he/she is already in Japan.

-Arrival and return allowance: ¥50,000 each. Only the return allowance will be given to the grantee if he/she is already in Japan.

-Stipend: ¥180,000 a month

-Housing allowance (at cost but maximum amount per month) Place of Residence Single With Family

Greater Metropolitan Tokyo – ¥60,000 ¥90,000; Others-¥40,000 ¥55,000

-Tuition and other school expenses listed in the following:

Admission, registration, and entrance examination fee

Tuition

Facility fee, if any

Seminar and laboratory fee, if any

Tuition for Japanese language course: For six (6) months

-Field study expenses: At cost.

  1. Selection Criteria:

1)     Support by the senior management of the applicant’s university in relation to their human development program

2)     Academic exchange program between the applicant’s university and the proposed graduate school in Japan

3)     Academic performance and achievement by the applicant

4)     Potentiality of the applicant

5)     Motivation to study in Japan

6)     Proposed plan of study

7)     Academic necessity of the applicant to undertake his/her study and research at the graduate school in Japan

8)     Communication skill (As the foreign students who conduct their graduate studies and research in the field of science and technology in Japan are normally required to submit their thesis in English unless they have enough Japanese language proficiency, proficiency of English language above 530 points of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is preferred.

9)     The applicant’s health and general aptitude for the environmental conditions of academic and social life in Japan.

10)For the purpose of avoiding plural scholarship award to one applicant and in order to offer more opportunities to other applicants, The Foundation will not select as a grantee of the Hitachi Scholarship any person who has been awarded Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship.

  1. The result of selection will be informed to the applicant through the President’s office of the applicant’s university in June 2014.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. Application shall be endorsed by the President’s office of the university to which the Foundation has offered the scholarship award and submitted to the following address through the said office using the registered mail. Neither personal nor direct application to the Foundation is accepted.

  1. 2.     The application deadline is October 31, 2013.

For detailed information about the application and the scholarships please visit the link

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