Western Australian Government Japanese Studies Scholarships, 2018

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is inviting applications for Japanese Studies Scholarships for 2019. Students from Australia are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

It is a goal of the Western Australian Government that scholarship recipients will help to strengthen professional ties between Japan and Western Australia.

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation was formed on 1 July 2017 as part of the Western Australian Government’s Machinery of Government changes. The department is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. It also leads the promotion and development of the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors in Western Australia.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: August 10, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to graduates.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study Japanese study programme.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship recipients will receive the following:
  1. A return economy airfare from Perth to Japan;
  2. A maintenance allowance of ¥200,000 per month; and
  3. An initial allowance of $3,000 for fees and other expenses.
  • Nationality: Students from Australia are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Australia and Japan (Western Australian Japanese Studies Scholarship (For studies at any university in Japan) and Western Australian / Hyogo Prefecture Japanese Studies Scholarship (For studies at universities located in the Hyogo Prefecture)

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Students from Australia are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The scholarships provide promising students or graduates, who are proficient in the Japanese language, with the opportunity to spend up to one year studying at a university in Japan.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Have Australian citizenship or evidence that Australian Citizenship status will be approved prior to departure for Japan.
  2. a) Be a student of a higher education institution in Western Australia, or an institution of equivalent standing, and have completed at least two years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) in an appropriate Japanese language course, by the end of this year. OR

2 b) Be a graduate from a university, having a reasonable command of the Japanese language and developed an interest in Japan through employment or further studies.

  1. Be planning to attend a university or college of higher education in Japan in the 2019 academic year.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the Japanese language to enable them to effectively carry out a study program in Japan. This will be assessed in an oral language test to be held on 24 August 2018 – please ensure you are available on this day;
  2. In the case of a student applying for a scholarship to undertake postgraduate or research studies, demonstrate a high level of Japanese language proficiency equivalent to Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The following items must be included with all applications:

  1. A completed typewritten application form, including responses to the application criteria listed in the application form;
  2. A transcript of academic record from all relevant higher education institutions in Western Australia, or institutions of equivalent standing, for completed and current courses; and 3. two written references inclusive of the following:
  • One reference which refers specifically to competency in the Japanese language; and
  • One personal reference.

Application Form

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