Hoping to study in Japan in 2024?
As it looks to help the country produce more scientists, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation is opening its application for its 2024 Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant in Japan to deserving Filipino students who need financial assistance as they pursue higher education in the field of science.
The grant is part of the Ajinomoto Scholarship for ASEAN+ONE International Students program, which enables students from six countries — Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Russia — to pursue a master’s course in one of Japan’s top universities.
Ajinomoto opens postgraduate Japan scholarship applications for 2024
Scholars will have a chance to obtain a master’s course at one of the following prestigious universities in Japan: the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ochanomizu University, Waseda University, and Kagawa Nutrition University.
“The annual scholarship program is Ajinomoto’s way of giving back and empowering the future of food science in the Philippines,” says Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) General Manager of Corporate Planning and Public Relations Roann Co.
Study in Japan 2024: what’s in store for accepted scholars
Aside from full coverage of examination, admission, and tuition fees, the grant will also cover the candidate’s expenses for medical and psychological exams, Japanese language training, and airfare. Scholars will also receive a monthly allowance of up to ¥180,000 (₱75,000).
Testimonies from past Ajinomoto scholars
“It is now almost a year and a half since I became a master’s student here and I am experiencing Japan at its best. The Ajinomoto Foundation provides me with unfailing assistance, and opportunities and even providing me with emotional support. My family and I are forever grateful to everyone in the Ajinomoto Foundation,” shared 2021 awardee Audrey Mae V. Orillaza who is currently taking her master’s in Applied Biological Chemistry at the University of Tokyo.
“I have the opportunity to learn new methodologies and research breakthroughs from the classes I am attending, most of which are taught by researchers working with private companies and institutions. But more than that, I also get to travel and experience a lot of firsts in my life. The most notable one is experiencing four seasons,” added Orillaza.
Japan scholarship 2023 requirements
Applicants of the 2024 Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant must be Filipino citizens under the age of 35 on 1 Apr 2023, and must have completed or expect to complete their bachelor’s degree with an excellent academic record. A recommendation from his or her university president and academic advisor is also required, as well as undergoing adequate Japanese language proficiency training. Only one student from the Philippines will be accepted.
Deadline for application is set on 1 Mar 2023. Applications will be screened on 6 Mar, and then selected applicants will be interviewed online on 10 Apr. Finally, the results will be released in June 2023.
To see more details about the scholarship opportunity, visit this page.
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