Panasonic Scholarship 2010 for Indonesian Students

Panasonic Scholarship 2010 for Indonesian Students

The Panasonic Scholarship Program was established in 1998 in commemoration of the company`s 80th anniversary as a way for the company to express its appreciation to society. Its aim is to provide scholarship opportunities to privately financed students from Asian countries who wish to pursue a master`s course in Japan, to offer financial assistance to foster highly educated experts who can contribute to the development of their countries in the 21st century, and to promote mutual friendship between their home countries and Japan.

Eligibility
A privately financed student from Indonesia, who wishes to pursue a master`s course in Japan, should meet the following requirements:

Nationality:
Applicants must be citizens of Indonesia

Educational Background etc:
Applicants must be graduates or pending graduates of universities and have a distinguished academic record and must have completed 16 years of school education or have been accepted as eligible for enrollment at the targeted graduate schools. However, applicants must have completed their bachelor degrees no more than 4 years prior to the date of their arrival in Japan. (with age less than 26 years old in March 2011).

Specialization:
Applicants must major in any one of the science and technology disciplines. (Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering, Bio-technology, Agricultural, and IT (Information Technology)
Note: This excludes medical science, pharmacology and dentistry

Japanese Language Proficiency:
Applicants must have adequate proficiency and knowledge in the Japanese language not only for studying at master`s level but also for understanding Japanese culture.

Health Conditions:
Applicants must be medically fit and must be strongly motivated to study in Japan.

Others:
1. Applicants must be interested in and have the desire to contribute to the development of Indonesia and to promote friendship between Indonesia and Japan.
2. Applicants must obtain a study visa and arrive in Japan by end of March 2011 to attend the award ceremony to be held at Panasonic Headquarters at the beginning of April 2011.
3. Applicants who are receiving or will receive other scholarships including Japanese Government Scholarships are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
4. Applicants who are already enrolled at graduate schools in Japan at the time of application are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.

Number of students to be accepted
From all applicants, in preliminary stage (phase I) it will be only top 100 candidates enter to next stage. In phase II, there will be only 12 best candidates as finalist. In final stage, through interview, group discussion and other process, the 3 most qualified finalist will be selected to be Panasonic Scholarship Nominees.

Duration of Panasonic Scholarship
Panasonic Scholarship will be provided for three years from April 2011 to March 2014, which covers
Year One — Enrollment as research students in universities in Japan and Japanese-language training in Japanese-language institutes.
Year Two & Three — Register and complete master`s course in Japan. The entire period shall not exceed three years in any circumstances.
The entire period shall not exceed three years in any circumstances. The scholarship will be terminated if a scholarship recipient fails to gain admission to master course in Japan within one year after arrival in Japan (end March, 2011).

2.1 Research Student of Graduate School
Basic Scholarship : ¥150,000 per month
Tuition Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥200,000 to be paid each half year)

2.2 Master`s Course of Graduate School
In the case where students are able to take master`s courses within one year after arrival in Japan, the scholarship to be paid is as set out below.
Basic Scholarship : ¥180,000 per month
Entrance Fee Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid)
Tuition Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid per each half year)

Selection & notification

Phase I
March 10 , 2010 : Deadline for e-Application Submission

Phase II April 15 –20 , 2010 : The First Screening (By documents)
May 7 – 11 , 2010 : The Second Screening

Phase III June 7 – 8 , 2010 : Final Selection (Interview)
June 8 , 2010 : Notification of the Result

Requirements for Panasonic Scholarship Student (Nominated)
1. Enrollment in Graduate School and Duration of Research
Panasonic searches a student with passion for studying at graduate school for 3 (three) years. In concrete, Panasonic searches those who; obtain an informal consent from the academic adviser and finish application for enrollment as a research student within 2010, enroll in graduate school as a research student in April 2011, then enroll in a master`s course in April 2012 and complete a mater`s degree in March 2014.

2. Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Panasonic Scholarship students (incl. nominated students) are required to obtain a certain level (Level-3 of Current Test, N4 of New Test) or above for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted in Indonesia at the beginning of December 2010. In line with this, Panasonic recommends a student who has never learned Japanese to start a preparation for Japanese learning before attending the final interview. Besides, it is said that a student enrolling in a master`s course should reach a certain level (Level-1 of Current Test, N1 of New Test) or above for JLPT in order for them to successfully study and research at graduate school. Items to be noted

For further details and application go to:
http://www.panasonicscholarship.com/content/view/1/5/