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Aichi Scholarship Program

Overview

The Aichi Prefectural Government provides scholarships to talented students, mainly in technical fields, from Asian countries and regions where Aichi companies have significant operations. Students are encouraged to find work at Aichi companies after they finish their studies, supporting one of the world's foremost manufacturing centers.

1. Outline

(1) Number of Students: 5 students each year

(2) Period of Scholarship: 2 years and 6 months (6 months as a research student and 2 years as a master's course student)

(3) Citizenship: Applicants must hold citizenship of, and currently reside in: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

(4) What We Provide: Living allowance (150,000 yen per month), travel expenses to Japan,  school expenses (entrance examination fees, entrance fees and tuition for both research and graduate study)

(5) Place of Study: Graduate school located in Aichi

(6) Application Procedure: Applicants submit materials to a graduate school in Aichi, which then submits its recommendation for the scholarship.

2. Main Terms & Conditions

(1) Citizenship: Applicants must hold citizenship of, and currently reside in, one of the designated Asian countries or regions. 

(2) Age: Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2021.

(3) Field of Study: Applicants must study a subject recognized as pertinent to the support of Aichi's manufacturing industry.

(4) Japanese Language Ability: Applicants must have a good enough command of the Japanese language to study and seek employment in Aichi, or have the prospect of obtaining sufficient language ability.

(5) Post-Scholarship Employment: Applicants must have the intention to seek employment at a company that has its headquarters or a branch office located within Aichi.

(6) Internships: During their course of study, applicants must participate in internship programs. *Please see the following file for details.

Outline of the Aichi Scholarship Program [PDFファイル/60KB]

 *Please see the Message from Aichi Scholarship Program Alumni [PDFファイル/181KB] for more information.

3. Selection Method

A selection committee composed of representatives of industry, academia, and government selects from candidates recommended by graduate schools in Aichi.

4. Schedule

(1) March-May: Applicants apply through graduate schools located in Aichi.

(2) June-July:  The governor selects the scholarship recipients from among applicants recommended by the Aichi Scholarship Program Selection Committee. Selection results are announced to the applicants through the recommending universities.

(3) October:  Aichi Scholarship students come to Japan and start studying at the recommending universities as research students.

(4) April the following year:  Aichi Scholarship students enroll in master's courses.

(5) August-September: Aichi Scholarship students participate in internship programs.

(6) April-September 2 years from enrollment: Aichi Scholarship students apply for jobs at Aichi-related companies.

(7) March: Aichi Scholarship Students complete their studies (and start working at companies starting in April).

 

5. Participant Numbers

 

 
 20132014201520162017201820192020Total
Indonesia21222 1 10
Vietnam4244322223
China22   1128
India12421   10
Taiwan1       1
Philippines 1      1
Bangladesh 1  22  5
Korea 1  1   2
Malaysia   21   3
Mongolia      112

 

6. To Former Students

We hope you will maintain close ties with us and play an important role as a bridge between Aichi and your country. Please let us know your contact information or how you are doing these days by e-mailing us at kokusai@pref.aichi.lg.jp. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

International Affairs Division, Aichi Prefectural Government
3-1-2 Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-8501
E-mail: kokusai@pref.aichi.lg.jp

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