International Students Scholarships, Nitori International Scholarship Foundation, Japan


Application Requirements for foreign student applicants for the scholarship of public interest incorporated foundation Nitori International Scholarship Foundation(hereinafter referred to as “NISF”)

Eligibility requirements

  1. A student from the world over with non-Japanese nationality who is self-supporting and residing in Japan.
  2. A student currently is enrolled in a Japanese university as an undergraduate or a graduate student, and an undergraduate student is up to age 26 on April 1, 2013 and a graduate student is up to age 28 on April 1, 2013.
  3. A student who needs financial aid to keep studying in Japan and does not receive any sort of other scholarship .
  4. A student who is of good enough health to pursuit studies in Japan, of excellent academic record, of good personality
  5. A student who has good communication skill in Japanese.
  6. A student who has the strong will to contribute international understanding and mutual friendship
  7. A student who is able to attend Scholarship Students Activities held by NISF (scheduled to be held twice a year).
  8. A student who does not receive any sort of scholarship or subsidy for researcher from the other third parties while receiving the scholarship from NISF (Please note that the student who simultaneously possesses scholarships is disqualified for the NISF scholarship recipient.)
  9. A student who works part-time job in Japan for his/her financial reason to keep studying in Japanese university
  10. A student who willing to participate NISF alumni activities as alumnus, even if his/her NISF scholarship is expired.

Eligible Academic Year

  • Undergraduates: Regular students currently enrolled in their third or fourth academic year as of April, 2013.
  • Graduates: Regular students currently enrolled in the first or second academic year of a master course as of April, 2013.
  • Undergraduate applicant must be 26 years of age or younger (as of April 1, 2013) and Graduate applicant must be 28 years of age or younger ( as of April 1, 2013) and, as a basic rule, be currently enrolled within the minimum required years of study (i.e. he/she should not repeated a year in Japanese university).

Amount of Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student 110,000 yen per month
  • Graduate student 110,000 yen per month

Duration of Scholarship :
As a basic rule, the scholarship will be granted from April 2013 until the final year of the enrolled academic course for a maximum of two years (Exception : when the NISF scholarship recipient repeat a year in Japanese university, he/she is disqualified for the further scholarship from then on)

Number of Scholarships Granted
Around 80 students will be new-accepted.

Application period (Entry on the Website)
October 15, 2012 to December, 25, 2012 (Please note that NISF may close the applications early when we get many applicants )

Selection Process
Application ~ First selection and Second selection
Application: Access NISF website -> Enter Scholarship Application 2013 -> Fill out the application form on the website and entry it (No documents are required at the time of Web-entry. )

First selection: NISF select some of applicants by the information which the applicants entry in the application form and notice them. The applicants who pass on the First selection can take Web-test.

Second selection; NISF select some of applicants by the result of Web-test and notice them. The applicants who pass on the Second selection can take Interview.

Interview
The first interview is scheduled to be held in February 2013.

The following documents written in Japanese will be required for the first interview.

  1. Check list of documents
  2. 3 Photographs (5cmX4cm, upper body shot, full name written on the back face of the Photo)
  3. Supplementary information Form (you fill out )
  4. Certificate of enrollment (or a copy of the notice of admission for those expecting to enroll at a graduate school)
  5. Copy of the Alien Registration Card (for confirmation of address, name and status of residence)
  6. Transcript of scholastic records
  7. Letter of recommendation (written by the dean or supervising professor), one A4 page.
  8. Proof of parents’ earnings
  9. Proof of applicant’s earnings from the previous year (issued by the Japanese local government) and part-time work income statement of the current year.
  10. Proof of rent
  11. Copy of the Score Report for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) or copy of the Certificate of Proficiency for Level 1 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

Announcement of selection result
Successful applicants are selected and announced by the Representative Director through document review, Web-entry selection, Web test, interviews, and final selection made by the Selection Committee set in NISF. Successful applicants and their universities will be notified the result in early April, 2013 (tentative schedule).

Succesful applicant is qualified as the scholarship student of NISF after he/she duly attends the scholarship presentation ceremony (scheduled in April 2013). Successful applicant should attend the scholarship presentation ceremony to get a scholarship student qualification.

Termination or forfeit of Scholarship
The scholarship will be terminated or forfeited in any of the following cases, If there is serious misconduct by the recipient, NISF reserves the right to request return of the scholarship awarded

  1. Due to illness or any other reason when a recipient is absent from school over one month
  2. A recipient registers long absence from school or studies abroad (outside of Japan).
  3. When a recipient is no longer registered in a Japanese university.
  4. Having been penalized for university regulations.
  5. Due to illness or other reasons when a recipient is forced to withdraw or cannot continue his/her school work
  6. Long absence from school without any reason.
  7. Extremely poor academic achievements and bad conduct.
  8. Absence from the Scholarship Students Activities without having written permit by NISF which is NISF official stamp on .
  9. When it is discovered that the applicant’s written application form contains misleading or false information .
  10. Having lost status of residence in Japan as a foreign student.
  11. NISF cannot reach or contact the recipient for more than 14days due to his/her temporary return to home country, moving house or other reasons.
  12. When NISF finds the NISF scholarship recipient receives an another scholarship .
  13. If the supervising professor deems a recipient unqualified to continue his/her study or research.
  14. If NISF finds a recipient involved in any unethical behavior .
  15. When the recipient get the regular full-time work
  16. A recipient defaults the obligation stipulated in this Application requirement for NISF Scholarship.
  17. If NISF deems a recipient unqualified to continue his/her scholarship.

* The recipient is required to report to NISF, if any of the above (1)~(15) cases occurs.

Absence from the Scholarship Students Activities held by NISF
When the NISF Scholarship recipient is absent from the Scholarship Students Activities held by NISF without the written permit which is the NISF official stamp on, NISF reserves the right to disqualify or to terminate his/her scholarship.

Scholarship Student may permit to be absent from Scholarship Students Activities held by NISF by following (1) or (2) reason;

  1. Attend the class (required to submit the certificate issued by the student Division of the current university)
  2. Illness ( required to submit a medical certificate which is described the treatment period)

Even if in the case of the above (1) or (2), only the scholarship student who follows the procedure of following 1~3 and gets the written permit with the NISF official stamp and is absent from the Scholarship Students Activities, can succeed to receive the scholarship.

  1. Notice NISF the reason of absence by phone and E-mail
  2. Submit NISF the certificate issued by University or the medical certificate
  3. Get the written permit issued by NISF with the NISF official stamp on it

Even if in the case of the above (1) or (2), the scholarship student who does not get the written permit issued by NISF but is absent from Scholarship Student Actvities (because its notice of absence just before a deadline is too late to judge and issue the written permit by NISF), NISF have the right to terminate his/her scholarship.

Dual Scholarships
NISF scholarship recipient must not receive a scholarship from any other organization. If a NISF scholarship recipient will take an another scholarship, the NISF scholarship recipient must notify it NISF within 2 weeks after he/she passes the selection for an another scholarship, and NISF shall terminate his/her scholarship.

If the NISF scholarship recipient receives dual scholarships, he/she must return the amount of NISF scholarship for the period NISF scholarship overlaps with the another scholarship, within one month from the day when he/she receives the first payment of the another scholarship .

Payment of Scholarship
NISF begins payment of the scholarship after the successful applicant submits NISF these two documents below ;

  1. Certificate of enrollment issued by the university dated April 2013
  2. Copy of the bank passbook information for transferring the scholarship

Submit Report
NISF scholarship recipient must submit a report on their study progress ( including academic records ) and living conditions on NISF Representative Director request.

Part-time job in Japan
NISF scholarship recipient must obtain work permit (permission of activity outside scope permitted for international student) by the Immigration Bureau of Japan and must work part-time job in Japan for more than 30 days (more than 4 hours per day) during 3 months from July to September, and must submit the copies of payment slips of part-time job on NISF request.

Management of Personal Information
The Nitori International Scholarship Foundation follows the laws of Japan to ensure that all personal information is securely and adequately handled.

The personal information given in application documents is only used for the purpose of selection. Such documents of the successful applicants will be kept by NISF and utilized as basic information for net-working activities after graduation. Please note that the list of successful applicants will be provided to the universities where the applicants are enrolled and parties related to NISF.

NISF shall dispose the application documents of unsuccessful applicants after keeping in certain period.

NISF shall open to the public the list of NISF scholarship recipients with their name, nationality, gender, enrolled university and study field on NISF’s website.

If you have any question pleases contact:

Nitori International Scholarship Foundation (public interest incorporated foundation)
Tokyo Office (Attention: Shan, Inoue, Takeda)
Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd. Tokyo Headquarter
6-20 Kamiya 3-chome, Kita-ku, Tokyo 115-0043, Japan
TEL: 03-3903-3591 (9:30-18:30, Mon-Fri) FAX: 03-6741-1281
E-mail:nitoriKSZ_09@nitori.jp

For more information, please visit official website: www.nitori-shougakuzaidan.com

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