Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Shizuoka University Asia Bridge Program (BPB) Sholarship for Bachelor in Japan

Shizuoka University (静岡大学 Shizuoka Daigaku, abbreviated to Shizudai (静大)) is a national university in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Shizuoka University is well known in the field of engineering, in creative innovation, and in the invention of next generation technology, with the prestigious international exchange of laboratories in these fields. One of the notable persons is the father of Japanese television, Kenjiro Takayanagi. Soichiro Honda, the founding president of the global corporation Honda Motor Co. Ltd., studied in Hamamatsu College of Technology (now Shizuoka University School of Engineering). Heihachiro Horiuchi, founder of Hamamatsu Photonics, is an alumnus of the Hamamatsu Kōtō Kōgyō Gakkō (today’s Electronics Institute of Shizuoka University) and a disciple of Prof. Kenjiro Takayanagi. Shizuoka University also enters into partnership agreement with various corporations, such as Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Various performances and inventions of students and graduates are cited in TV mass media.

Shizuoka University has very high (VH) research intensity and belongs to the top universities in Japan, Asia and the world according to various university ranking schemes, such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) and University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP). In Thomson Reuters Science Watch Report (2005-2009), Shizuoka University is a high-impact institution in materials science. Furthermore, the Research and Education Center of Nanovision Science is part of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) Program. The Faculty of Informatics is recognized as a distinctive university educational program by the Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

The university consists of six faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Informatics, Science, Engineering, and Agriculture. It consists of two main campuses, in the cities of Shizuoka and Hamamatsu (Engineering and Informatics faculties). National universities in Japan tend to be held in higher regard in higher education than private or public universities. National universities are highly selective in student admissions. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Japanese Government assures quality of higher education in national universities.

Asian Bridge Program for High School Graduate
The ABP Shizuoka program curriculum emphasizes inter-disciplinary education that is balanced by focusing on a combination of technical expertise, expertise in business practice, scientific thinking, and interpersonal skills. With the curriculum, selected candidates will be connected with various global companies through a number of activities on and off campus such as: internships, lectures, seminars, and workshops held by business experts from the company. In addition, the ABP program also offers counseling from the first year of study for scholarship recipients to build a clear career path after graduating later.

For six months in the first semester, the selected candidates will get intensive Japanese language lessons and basic ABP lessons. Furthermore, in the next seven semesters (for 3,5 years), learning will take place in Japanese, public lectures and ABP active learning programs, internships in Japanese companies, and graduation research projects.

The choice of faculties available in the Shizuoka ABP program are as follows:

1. Humanities
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Informatics (Department of Socio-Information Studies)

2. Science and Technology
- Faculty of Informatics (Department of Computer Science, Department of Behavior Informatics)
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Agriculture

  • Free registration fees and entry fees.
  • Free tuition fees for the first year. For the second to fourth year, there are deductions from tuition fees ranging from 50% to 100% (based on annual assessments of academic performance).
  • There is also a monthly ABP allowance available for all first year students and other government and company sponsored funding opportunities.

  • Not a Japanese citizen.
  • A citizen of Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar or India.
  • Applicants are able to obtain the appropriate residence status to be able to apply to universities in Japan in accordance with Japanese Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  • Meet ONE of the following requirements:
    • a. Has completed high school / vocational / equivalent studies in Indonesia / Vietnam / Thailand / Myanmar / India. Also open for high school / vocational / equivalent students who will graduate in 2019 (in 2018 currently occupying 12th grade).
    • b. Has passed the national exam (UAN) or other equivalent qualification exams such as the IB (International Baccalaureate) in the country of origin. In addition, applicants must also be 18 years before 30 September 2019.
  • If applicants come from Japanese secondary schools or international schools in Japan, the study must last no more than three years.

Required Document File:
  • A 500-word Japanese essay contains an explanation of the motivation to apply for a scholarship, the academic field of interest, and the desired career path after completing the study (PDF format).
  • The latest photo with a size of 35 mm x 45 mm.
  • Academic transcripts in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. And if they already exist, attach a copy of the final results of the National Examination.
  • A copy of a high school / equivalent diploma.
  • EJU test results (Japanese university entrance examinations for international applicants) (See EJU Test Information).
  • English proficiency test results such as TOEFL / TOEIC / IELTS.
  • JLPT test results (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) are required for those who have not taken the EJU test.
  • Approval form for applicants who are employees or employees of the company (Download Form).

How to Apply:
Please apply this scholarship through THIS LINK

Registration is open on November 12, 2018 and closes on November 30, 2018. Because the registration has not yet been opened, applicants can prepare themselves by completing the required documents and documents. More detailed information about the Shizuoka ABP program can also be seen in the following link: ABP Scholarship Information. The announcement of the results of the first selection will be held on January 17, 2019. Next will be a selection of Skype interviews around the beginning of February 2019 followed by the announcement of the results of the second selection on March 8, 2019. The lecture will begin on October 1, 2019.

November 30, 2018

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