Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation is awarding approx 95 scholarships for international students in fiscal 2015. Applicants must be enrolled in an official degree program at a university or graduate school in Japan and pursuing studies in business administration or a field relating to human health (such as medicine, pharmacology, biology, nutrition, or physical education). The application deadline is May 15, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of business administration or a field relating to human health (such as medicine, pharmacology, biology, nutrition, or physical education).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme at a university or graduate school in Japan.
Scholarship Provider: Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-Applicants must be self-supporting international students residing in Japan with “college student” status and must be 38 years old or younger as of April 1, 2015.
-Applicants must be enrolled in an official degree program at a university or graduate school in Japan and pursuing studies in business administration or a field relating to human health (such as medicine, pharmacology, biology, nutrition, or physical education).
-Applicants must be highly motivated, possess an outstanding academic record, and demonstrate personal integrity.
-Applicants must be involved in creative or innovative research.
-Applicants must have an international perspective and demonstrate the ability to lead and serve as a bridge between Japan and their home country.
-Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial aid.
-Applicants must meet the requirements specified in (1) to (6) above and other requirements stipulated by the Foundation.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for the scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Foundation’s objective is to provide scholarships to exceptional international students currently enrolled at universities and graduate schools in Japan and to cultivate the talents of individuals who will facilitate international goodwill and understanding between Japan and countries around the world, thereby contributing to the mutual development of academics, culture, and education in Japan and other countries and to the development of greater friendship.
Number of award(s): Approx. 95 scholarships are offered in fiscal 2015.
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for one year: From April to March. Recipients may apply for a renewal of their scholarship for up to two times, for a total scholarship period of three years.
What does it cover? Amount of scholarship:
-Annual sum of ¥2.0 million, ¥1.5 million or ¥1.0 million, determined on the basis of evaluations by our selection committee.
-Annual sum of ¥500,000 for applicants receiving scholarships or benefits from other sources
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Scholarship recipients will be selected in July and notified by the end of July.
How to Apply: All applicants should complete the scholarship application form and mail it to the Foundation, along with the following application materials:
-Scholarship application form (Use the form designated by the Foundation, printed on a single side on A4 size paper. Please leave pages unstapled.)
-Letter of recommendation duly signed by the recommender and placed in a sealed envelope for su0bmission
-Color photograph: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm photo showing the applicant facing forward from the waist up, taken no longer than six months ago (Paste the photo to the application form.)
-Academic transcript: Most recent transcript, with course titles, credits earned, grades or other evaluations of student performance, and explanations of what the evaluations mean. (Pass/fail records alone are not acceptable.) -Send a transcript current as of the most recent year for which level evaluations or grade evaluations were made.
-Student registration certificate issued on or after April 1, 2015.
-Certificate of residence: Official copy of full record issued on or after April 1, 2015. (Abbreviated records and photocopies are not acceptable.)
-Information on other scholarships and research grants: If the applicant is receiving a scholarship or research grant from another source between April 2015 and March 2016, include a copy of a document showing the name of the granting organization, the scholarship/grant amount and period, and other relevant information.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 15, 2015.