Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Basis 2023-24, Japan

Deadline for functions: 20 April 2023

Scholarship Program Overview(Direct Utility)

1) Quantity of scholarship

Annual sum of ¥2.0 million, ¥1.5 million or ¥1.0 million
Annual sum of ¥500,000 for candidates receiving scholarships or advantages from different sources (the sum whole of scholarships or advantages from different sources obtained throughout the scholarship interval have to be lower than 1.8 million yen) 
*Decided on the idea of evaluations by our choice committee. 
*An annual sum of ¥2.5 million could also be awarded to a small variety of renewing candidates demonstrating wonderful analysis efficiency and private integrity.

Be aware: A scholarship recipient’s failure to make passable tutorial progress or any unethical or immoral conduct or unlawful act by the recipient might end in a discount or withdrawal of his/her scholarship.

2) Interval lined by scholarship

One yr: From April 2023 to March 2024
*Recipients have to be enrolled of their college for the complete interval lined by the scholarship. Recipients might apply for a renewal of their scholarship in subsequent years, as much as the minimal whole variety of years required for completion of the ultimate diploma they intention to finish.
*Fiscal 2022 recipients scheduled to graduate (inside the usual interval for completion) in fall 2023 might apply for a renewal of half a yr (They can not obtain another scholarships. If they’re profitable, they need to submit in fall 2023 a doc to certify their completion, akin to a certificates of diploma).

for engineering, should even be a subject immediately regarding drugs/pharmacology}) or enterprise administration (for college students from growing international locations the place enterprise administration shouldn’t be a longtime self-discipline, “worldwide relations” can be acceptable). 
     *For engineering, candidates will probably be disqualified except the connection with drugs/pharmacology is clearly acknowledged (together with achievements such because the shows at tutorial conferences and analysis papers) within the Scholarship Utility Kind.
     *College students within the first and second years of undergraduate diploma packages will not be eligible to use. Third- and higher-year undergraduate college students are neither eligible to use, aside from these with notably wonderful tutorial data, akin to these with straight A’s.
(3) Candidates have to be extremely motivated, possess an excellent tutorial document, and show private integrity.
(4) Candidates have to be concerned in artistic or revolutionary analysis.
(5) Candidates should be capable to have their supervising professor or different individual present applicable steerage and pre-checking of the paperwork they undergo the Basis (together with utility paperwork). 
(6) Candidates will not be permitted to go away Japan for 40 or extra days in whole throughout the interval lined by the scholarship.
(7) Candidates should have a world perspective and show the flexibility to guide and function a bridge between Japan and different international locations.
(8) Candidates should show a necessity for monetary assist.
(9) Candidates should give full assist and cooperations to occasions held by the Basis and should contribute to constructing community between scholarship recipients.
(10) Candidates have to be motivated to review the Japanese language.
      *The Scholarship Utility Kind could also be accomplished in English, however choice factors will probably be deducted if candidates fail to point out any motivation to review Japanese within the Scholarship Utility Kind and interview .
(11) Candidates have to be dedicated to contributing to society by way of their analysis.
(12) Candidates should meet the necessities laid out in (1) to (11) above and different necessities stipulated by the Basis.
      *Those that are unlikely to finish their research inside the usual interval for completion are ineligible.
      *Those that have courses solely at evening or over weekends, or who’re enrolled in a correspondence schooling program are ineligible. 

Candidates should full on-line submission then mail the unique paperwork to the Basis.

DOWNLOADS (Japanese variations solely) 
Obtain the Scholarship Utility Kind and the Letter of Advice (Embody the Rating and the Assertion of Causes if relevant) from beneath.
*When getting ready a typewritten advice letter, both the PDF or Excel format could also be used. Nonetheless, .
*There are completely different utility kinds for candidates from the medical fields and for candidates from the enterprise fields, in addition to for brand spanking new candidates and for renewing candidates. Your utility will probably be ineligible if you don’t use the proper type.

[Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Biology, Nutrition, Physical Education, or Engineering majors]
2023 Utility Kind for New candidates <Medical fields>: PDF format (approx. 229kb)
2023 Utility Kind for Renewing candidates <Medical fields>: PDF format (approx. 241kb)

[Business related majors]
2023 Utility Kind for New candidates <Enterprise fields>: PDF format (approx. 226kb)
2023 Utility Kind for Renewing candidates <Enterprise fields>: PDF format (approx. 234kb)

[Letter of Recommendation]
For New candidates: Excel format (approx. 28kb)
For Renewing candidates: Excel format (approx. 30kb)

[Important Notes when writing the application form]
We now have written feedback on the factors the place many candidates make errors. Yearly, many functions are disqualified as a result of inadequate contents. Please remember to learn these directions earlier than writing the applying type.
・Directions for filling out the applying type: PDF format (approx. 255kb)

1. From the highest web page of the Basis’s web site, select “Apply Now” to enter the Utility Assist System. Observe the directions below “Utility Course of” to enter your fundamental data and submit your Scholarship Utility Kind (excluding letter of advice), Educational Transcript, and Japanese translation (provided that you accomplished the applying type in English) as PDF recordsdata. (Don’t add papers or different undesignated paperwork.)
*Lack of pages or crucial paperwork will trigger you to be disqualified. ()
*Make sure to connect {a photograph} to the Scholarship Utility Kind you submit on-line.
*Make sure to use a scanner to digitize your type as a PDF file. (We don’t settle for PDFs created from images utilizing smartphone functions and the like. Don’t scan utilizing horizontal [landscape] orientation.)
*You’ll be disqualified if there are any variations between the content material of the Scholarship Utility Kind and the essential data you entered. (Particular consideration must be paid to your title and analysis topic.)
You can not cancel your on-line submission, so please be cautious when making on-line submission.

2. Write the reference quantity issued after on-line submission within the required 5 areas (discuss with STEP04 of the “Utility Course of”) in your utility paperwork, and mail the paperwork to the Basis. Along with these 5 areas, you need to additionally write the reference quantity on the envelope containing your letter of advice, the envelope wherein you ship your Scholarship Utility Kind, and all different envelopes used within the utility.

All paperwork apart from the letter of advice have to be handwritten in Japanese or English by the applicant (Use pens with black ink. Don’t use erasable pens nor pens with blue ink). Functions accomplished in English have to be accompanied by a Japanese translation (these submitted with out full and correct Japanese translation will probably be disqualified. Additionally, you will be disqualified if the Japanese translation fails to point the character counts of the sections which have predetermined character limits). If you’re to submit the functions in English, ensure to learn components explaining about Japanese translation in our Utility FAQs. 
*Please observe that utility kinds are completely different for brand spanking new and renewing candidates, in addition to for the medical fields and the enterprise fields candidates. Your utility will probably be ineligible if you don’t use the proper type.
*Renewing candidates should not copy from a Scholarship Utility Kind submitted for a earlier utility.  Even when there was no change in your future aspirations and analysis topics, it is best to rewrite your utility in new phrases.
*Candidates submitting utility paperwork (together with the contents of the Scholarship Utility Kind and Japanese translations) that seem to not have been checked appropriately by their supervising professor shall be disqualified.

  • Letter of advice duly signed by the recommenderand positioned in a sealed envelope for submission (letters written in English have to be accompanied by a Japanese translation).
    *If a professor is to advocate two or extra candidates, please rank the candidates and state the explanations behind, then enclose the assertion of causes (推薦順位とその理由書) in the identical envelope with the letter of advice.  (This doesn’t apply when just one applicant is beneficial.)
  • Coloration {photograph}: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm picture displaying the applicant dealing with ahead from the chest up, taken now not than six months in the past (Paste the picture to the applying type.)
  • Educational transcript: Most up-to-date transcript, with course titles, credit earned, grades or different evaluations of pupil efficiency, and explanations of what the evaluations imply. () Ship a transcript present as of the latest yr for which degree evaluations or grade evaluations had been made. (Pupil grade studies will not be acceptable. A press release of causes for not having grades within the establishment presently attended shouldn’t be acceptable.)
    *A minimum of one yr’s value of educational transcripts are required. In case your most up-to-date transcript solely covers half a yr, submit the one from the earlier yr as properly.
  • Pupil registration certificates (in Japanese) issued on or after April 1, 2023. Photocopies will not be acceptable.
  • Certificates of residence: Official copy of full document issued on or after the decision for functions is made. 
  • [When applicable] Paperwork displaying data on different scholarships and analysis grants: If the applicant is receiving a scholarship or analysis grant from one other supply between April 2023 and March 2024, embody a duplicate of a doc displaying the title of the granting group, the scholarship/grant quantity and interval, and different related data.
  • Candidates who don’t cross the paperwork evaluation is not going to be notified. Scholarship recipients will probably be chosen by the Basis’s choice committee, with choices finalized by the Basis’s Consultant Director. The interview portion of the method is mostly carried out between the tip of June and early July in Osaka or Tokyo (tentative).

    2) Choice

    Scholarship recipients will probably be chosen and notified by mid July. Attendance on the certification ceremony deliberate on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, and submission of a Letter of Settlement are obligatory for official certification as a scholarship recipient.  (It’s important that you simply contact the Basis Workplace upfront if you happen to plan to use for one more scholarship or analysis grant.)

    3) Scholarship funds

    Scholarship funds are typically made twice yearly on predetermined dates in August and December. Funds will probably be deposited immediately into the recipient’s designated checking account.

    *Additionally, you will obtain a guide buy grant towards the price of buying books helpful in your analysis, Japanese language research, and worldwide understanding (the anticipated grant quantity is roughly 10,000 yen). Please bear in mind that you can be required to submit a Studying Report (in round November) on all books bought utilizing the guide buy grant.
    *Renewing candidates chosen to obtain the scholarship for an extra half-year will probably be contacted individually concerning the timing of their scholarship funds and attendance on the certification ceremony. The Basis plans to not present such candidates with guide buy grants.

    4) Deliberate variety of recipients

    Approx. 90 in fiscal 2023 (74 college students obtained scholarships in fiscal 2022, 76 in fiscal 2021)

    Scholarship kind

    1. The Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship is awarded with no obligation of reimbursement, besides when false declaration is made or when
        a recipient fails to carry out their obligations.

    ​2. The Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship is freed from any situations associated to post-graduation actions, together with employment.

    Obligations of Recipients

    Scholarship recipients are anticipated to meet the next obligations:
    (1) Adjust to all guidelines acknowledged within the Scholarship Information and inform the Basis promptly in the event that they stop to fulfill any of the
         situations for granting the scholarship.
    (2) Promptly notify the Consultant Director of the Basis if any of the next happens:
         i.   Go away of absence, reinstatement, switch or withdrawal from college
         ii.  Suspension or different disciplinary motion
         iii. Change in title, tackle or different necessary private data
         iv. Chance of repeating a yr of examine or not with the ability to graduate inside the usual interval for completion
    (3) Submit the next paperwork to the Consultant Director of the Basis:
         i.   Pupil registration certificates and a report on residing situation
         ii.  Educational transcript
    (4) Take part in occasions held by the Basis.
    (5) Even after graduating, take part actively as an alumni and hold the Basis up to date of your present standing.

    Supply / Extra data: Official Web site HERE.

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