2013 Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant

2013 Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant

The Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant provides one student from the Philippines — as well as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, the opportunity of earning a post-graduate degree in the field of science and technology at the University of Tokyo.

The scholarship recipient can either enroll as a research student first then as a master’s course student in a 3-year program, or enrol directly as a master’s course student in a 2-year program.

Eligibility

– Applicants must be a Filipino citizen.
– Applicants must be under the age of 35 on April 1, 2013.
– Applicants must have graduated or be expected to graduate by April 2012 (preferably with over 15 years of education completed or expected to be completed).
– Applicants must have an excellent academic record.
– Applicants must be able to obtain approval of acceptance from the University of Tokyo and be a registered student for April 2013 or October 2013.
– Applicant must have adequate Japanese language proficiency that is required in order to research and study as a master’s course student of the University of Tokyo.
– Applicants must apply from the Philippines and be able to attend selection procedures when necessary.
– Applicants must have a strong sense of nationalism, leadership and motivation.
– Applicants must be in good physical and mental health.
– Applicants must not be receiving other scholarships.

Benefits

– ¥150,000 monthly allowance for a maximum of 1 year as a research student at a graduate school
– ¥180,000 monthly allowance for a maximum of 2 years as a master’s course student at a graduate school
– Full coverage of examination, admission and tuition fees
– Full coverage of Japanese language training prior to going to Japan
– Full coverage of airfare to and from Japan

Duration

– If the recipient enrolls as a research student, scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 3 years (1 year as a research student and maximum of 2 years as a master’s course student). The scholarship will be suspended if the recipient fails to pass the entrance exam for a master’s course within a year after arriving in Japan.
– If the recipient enrolls as a master’s course student, scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 2 years.

Graduate Schools

– Applicant can enroll either as a research student first or directly as a master’s course student in one of the courses, except medicine and veterinary medicine, of the graduate schools of the University of Tokyo.
– Applicant may enroll either as a research student or directly as a master’s course student for Graduate School of Engineering, Information Science and Technology, Frontier Science, and Science.
– Applicant may only enroll as a research student for Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Agricultural and Life Science.
– Applicant may only directly enroll as a master’s course student for Graduate School of Mathematical Science and ITASIA* of Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies.
* ITASIA is a program in English language and may enroll in October only.
– Graduate School of Science, Engineering, Agricultural and Life Science and Frontier Science have special program in English. Confirm the details for applying in the University of Tokyo website.

Conditions

The scholarship will be suspended or terminated, if any of the following conditions applies to the scholarship recipient:

– Provided false information on the application forms
– Receives any other scholarship
– Fails to pass the entrance examination to a master’s course at the University of Tokyo within one year after arriving in Japan (recipient who enters as a Research Student).
– Fails to arrive in Japan by the appointed date
– Shows poor academic performance due to absence, lack of desire to study or inability to keep up research for some reason
– Has difficulty in continuing studies due to illness or other health problems
– Violates the rules and regulations of the University of Tokyo or the Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation.

The deadline of application is on 20th March 2012. For full details, please visit the Ajinomoto site at ajinomoto.com.ph.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kat says:

    Finally, a scholarship with an age requirement that I meet. But… “Applicant must have adequate Japanese language proficiency that is required in order to research and study as a master’s course student of the University of Tokyo.”

    Dito ako talo hehe.

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    1. Go for it anyway! You never know you might just snag the top spot >:D

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  2. Des says:

    Hi, will go to Japan this October for grad school, i was wondering if you have articles here re appropriate fashion/ what to wear in University of Tokyo. It’s my first time to go outside the country. Hehe Thanks!, And do you know any Filipino community/organization situated near the university? salamat ng marami 🙂

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    1. Hi there! I’ve been to Tokyo University’s main campus several times (one of my friends will be graduating from her Masters program there very soon <3) and I am happy to say that besides some notable exemptions (such as the presence of Louis Vuitton wallets and Prada laptop carriers) ToDaiSei dress pretty much like college students in campuses all over the world 😀

      And yes — there is a Filipino as well as a South East Asia student community! They will be happy to help you adjust to life in ToDai and Tokyo in general. You can find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AYNJFaceboook. Good luck with your studies and have fun in Japan!

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