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Sato International Scholarship Foundation, Japan

The Sato International Scholarship Foundation grants two types of funding for self-supporting students from ASEAN countries as well as Southwest Asian countries enrolled in a Japanese undergraduate or graduate institution:
1. funding for Self-Supporting Students
2. funding for Short-Term Exchange Students.

Students from the Following Countries are Eligible to Apply:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam.
funding for Self-Supporting Students
The applicant must be residing in Japan, enrolled in or accepted to a legitimate program.  Please apply through the students’ office of your university.

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Amount of Scholarship:

Undergraduate students: 120,000 yen/month

Graduate students: 180,000 yen/month

plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences

Duration of Scholarship:2 years

Number of Awards Granted:Around 10 students will be accepted.

Eligibility:
The applicant must be a citizen from the aforesaid countries, who does not hold Japanese citizenship and must be enrolled in a Japanese undergraduate or graduate institution, under the jurisdiction of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The applicant must also fulfill the following requirements:

Have interest in promoting international understanding and friendship, and is able to attend SISF meetings (meetings are held 6 times/year).Does not receive any sort of scholarship or funding from other parties.
Holds legal residence status as a college student.

Does not have a parent employed in Japan.

Is enrolled in a program with more than 1 year left until graduation/completion (from April 2011). This restriction does not apply to doctorate program.

Have good communication skill in Japanese.

Selection Process:

Selected by screening committee:

1.    First round of selection:  review of application form and documents
2.    Second round of selection:  interview

Deadline: Monday August 23, 2010

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