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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2013 Japanese Government Scholarships

I’d like to inform you of the wonderful opportunity for the CPTC students (U.S. citizens) to study in Japan for three years (April 2013 – March 2016)!
The Japanese government is offering three scholarships, and one of them is for students who are attending a specialized training college.

The scholarship benefits include:
1. Monthly stipend (117, 000 yen~ for Undergraduate and Professional Training College Scholarships) <-- Approximately US$ 1,450.00/month
2. Travel expenses to and from Japan
3. Exemption of school fees for entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition

 2013 Japanese Government Scholarships

The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle is now accepting applications for the following 2013 Japanese Government Scholarships for studying in Japan.

U.S. citizens living in the states of Washington, Montana, and Northern Idaho are eligible to apply at our office.

The application forms are available at: http://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp

2013 SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES:

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Research Student Scholarship
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(Deadline: June 13, 2012)

Covers a one-and-a-half-year to two-year period of graduate research at Japanese universities. The study area must be the same field as the applicant studied or is now studying. Term of scholarship: April 2013 to March 2015 or October 2013 to March 2015.  Includes a half-year of Japanese language training for those who need Japanese language training.  Applicants need to be less than 35 years of age as of April 1, 2013 and must be university graduates.  Those who will be graduating from a university by March or September 2013 may apply.

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Undergraduate Student Scholarship
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(Deadline: June 13, 2012)

Four to seven year scholarship is available to high school graduates who are between 17 to 21 years of age as of April 1, 2013. Includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. Term of scholarship: April 2013-March 2018. For scholarship grantees majoring in a six-year course in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or pharmacy, the term of the scholarship will be seven years until March 2020.

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Specialized Training College Student Scholarship
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(Deadline: June 13, 2012)

Covers a three-year period of vocational studies in the following areas: (1) Technology (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,  Wireless Communication, Computer, Information Processing, Other Subjects), (2) Personal Care and Nutrition (Nourishment, Cooking, Other Subjects), (3) Education and Welfare (Nursery Teacher Training, Nursing Welfare, Social Welfare, Other Subjects), (4) Business (Management, Travel, Business, Other Subjects), (5) Fashion and Home Economics (Harmony Dressmaking, Other Subjects), (6) Culture and General Education (Music, Art, Design, Photograph, Other Subjects).

Includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Specialized Training College. Term of scholarship: April 2013-March 2016. Available to high school graduates who are between 17 to 21 years of age as of April 1, 2013.

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Scholarship Benefits
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1. Monthly stipend
   (143, 000 yen~ for Research Student Scholarship)
   (117, 000 yen~ for Undergraduate and Professional Training College Scholarships)
2. Travel expenses to and from Japan
3. Exemption of school fees for entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition


(Details may be subject to change)

Applications forms are available at:
http://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp
 
If you think you may be interested in studying in Japan or know someone who may be interested, please spread the word!
 
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