Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarship for qualified international students who are accepted by a Japanese university under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement on a short-term basis for one year between Japanese university and their home higher educational institution outside Japan.
Details of program
The title of program is “The education and research leader upbringing program to environment preservation through Agri-Food Linkage”. The students enroll as undergraduate special auditors or graduate special auditors and carry out research including laboratory work and field work under the guidance of a supervisor at Faculty of Agriculture, Yamagata University. Title of research is determined after discussion with the supervisor. The students also study some subjects such as seminar, intensive scientific English and Japanese language. Credit exchange between two universities is available. Tutors are assigned to each student for the purpose of giving special help outside of the classroom in order to promote his/her studies and research activities.
Term: From September 2017 to August 2018 (12 months in total).
Source of Scholarship: Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 x 12 months
Eligibility for Application
The applicant must satisfy following conditions:
- Applicants must hold the nationality of Republic of Indonesia.
- We do not accept students who will graduate from Gadjah Mada University during the stay in Japan (September 2017 to August 2018).
Japanese universities submit their yearly student exchange plans to JASSO. According to the yearly plan, JASSO will allocate the quota of scholarships to each Japanese university. Within this quota, Japanese universities will recommend their exchange students to JASSO. The student will be notified of the screening results through the Japanese host university. Recommendations will not be accepted from universities without any quota of scholarships. All applications must be processed through Japanese universities. Direct applications from overseas universities or students will not be accepted. Application deadlines for students will differ at each university. The applicant must contact the university to confirm the application schedule and the necessary documents.
Detailed Application Process
This schedule is subject to change.
1 February 2017: Announcement of program to Universitas Gadjah Mada
20 March 2017: Deadline of application to Yamagata University
Please see the list of supervisors for this program and select one supervisor.
Recruitment of applicants and submission of:
(2) Grade Transcript of UGM (Master course student needs to submit both grade transcript of undergraduate and grade transcript of master course)
(3) Information of Applicants for 2017 (Excel format).
Grade Transcript of UGM must be written in English. Academic year and semester of each subject need to be shown in Grade Transcript or in additional note.
Please send the above mentioned three documents as PDF to Academic and Student Services (Gakumu) officer (email@example.com), a stuff of international exchange division, until 20 March 2017.
A whole day out of second week on May 2017
Introduction of the program and interview (oral examination) by Prof. Tawaraya, the coordinator of international exchange between UGM and Yamagata University and Prof. Murayama of Yamagata University (UGM campus).
Date and Room of the interview will be announced to all applicants until the end of April 2017.
22 May – 31 May 2017
Nomination of 15 recipients based on the three submitted documents and the results of oral examination by nine supervisors. Decision of the scholarship recipients.
Announcement of decision
July – August 2017
Preparation of visa application and airline ticket.
September 2017 to August 2018
Study at Faculty of Agriculture, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka, Japan.
Number of scholarship recipients: 15 students in total.
Other eligibility for the application:
(1) Applicants must enroll in the 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate course or Master-course.
(2) Applicants must be registered as undergraduate students or master course students at UGM until the end of August, 2018.
(1st and 2nd year of undergraduate course and Ph.D. course students are not allowed to apply).
- Air ticket:
Airfare is not supported by this program.
Shared type student dormitory will be available.
Boarding Expense: JPY1,000 – 2,000/person/month (approx. US$8-16)
All other expenditures such as electricity, water, heating etc are not included in this expense.
The link for registration is here https://goo.gl/forms/AE0I2azyGHrDxukB3
Program leader: Prof. Dr. Keitaro TAWARAYA (coordinator of international exchange between Yamagata University and Universitas Gadjah Mada)
See details here:
If you need more information on this program and any related information you may contact the chair of the M.Sc. Chemistry Program of UGM. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is welcome.