15 Maret 2011

Beasiswa Panasonic - Indonesia


A privately financed student from Indonesia, who wishes to pursue a master’s course in Japan, should meet the following requirements:
  1. Nationality:

    Applicants must be citizens of Indonesia
  2. Educational Background etc:

    Applicants must be graduates or pending graduates of universities and have a distinguished academic record and must have completed 16 years of school education or have been accepted as eligible for enrollment at the targeted graduate schools. However, applicants must have completed their bachelor degrees no more than 4 years prior to the date of their arrival in Japan. (with age less than 26 years old in March 2012).
  3. Specialization:

    Applicants must major in any one of the science and technology disciplines. (Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering, Bio-technology, Agricultural, and IT (Information Technology)
    Note: This excludes medical science, pharmacology and dentistry
  4. Japanese Language Proficiency:

    Applicants must have adequate proficiency and knowledge in the Japanese language not only for studying at master’s level but also for understanding Japanese culture.
  5. Health Conditions:

    Applicants must be medically fit and must be strongly motivated to study in Japan.
  6. Others:
    • Applicants must be interested in and have the desire to contribute to the development of Indonesia and to promote friendship between Indonesia and Japan. .
    • o Applicants must obtain a study visa and arrive in Japan by end of March 2012 to attend the award ceremony to be held at Panasonic Headquarters at the beginning of April 2012.
    • Applicants who are receiving or will receive other scholarships including Japanese Government Scholarships are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
Applicants who are already enrolled at graduate schools in Japan at the time of application are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
Number of students to be accepted
From all applicants, in preliminary stage (phase I) it will be only top 100 candidates enter to next stage. In phase II, there will be only 12 best candidates as finalist. In final stage, through interview, group discussion and other process, the 3 most qualified finalist will be selected to be Panasonic Scholarship Nominees.
Application Procedures: Indonesia Panasonic Office will select Panasonic Scholarship candidates in three phases, as follow :

  • PHASE I.
    All candidates must apply through (and only by) electronics application. This first selection will seek a record of the applicants overall data including: biographical information, academic records (GPA), language capabilities, and readiness to enroll master degree program in Japan. The e-application submission will be closed on MARCH 18th, 2011 . In Phase I, 100 (hundreds) applicants will be selected as semifinalist and their names will be announced in MARCH 24th 2011 . via e-mail and website.
    Semifinalists will be notified and receive an official application form through login and download from Panasonic Scholarship Indonesia website (user and password will deliver only to 100 (hundreds) Semifinalist later.
    The form will require detailed biographical data, academic report (transcript), an essay of master research proposal, personal recommendations, and Professor acceptance. The semifinalist must submit official application form (item 1 until 5) as mentioned below by mail with deadline on APRIL 29 th, 2011.

    Documents to be submitted in Phase II :
    1. Application form (prescribed form No.1)
    2. A letter of recommendation from the dean of the university the applicants graduated from (prescribed form No.2)
    3. Study and research plan in Japan (prescribed form No.3)
    4. Original university transcript (or legalized), photocopy only without legalized unacceptable.
    5. A certified copy of the applicant’s degree
The committee will selects 12 (twelve) finalists based on documents screening, and mini-thesis or research proposal evaluation.
On June 7th – 8th, 2011 [tentative] all finalists will be invited to attend the Final Selection Stage. The Committee composed of Panasonic Gobel Group of Companies top management, distinguished universities professors, Panasonic Scholarship Inc. Japan, and Training & Recruitment Consultants will interview and evaluate each finalist. The 3 (three) most qualified finalists will be selected to be Panasonic Scholarship Nominees.

Duration of Panasonic Scholarship

Panasonic Scholarship will be provided for three years from April 2011 to March 2014, which covers
  1. Year One — Enrollment as research students in universities in Japan and Japanese-language training in Japanese-language institutes.
  2. Year Two & Three — Register and complete master’s course in Japan. The entire period shall not exceed three years in any circumstances.
The entire period shall not exceed three years in any circumstances. The scholarship will be terminated if a scholarship recipient fails to gain admission to master course in Japan within one year after arrival in Japan (end March, 2011).

Contents of Panasonic Scholarship

  1. Assistance Before Arrival in Japan

    Including Application Fee and Entrance Fee Assistance for research student and Air Ticket to Japan will provide before leaving for Japan (details will be forwarded to nominated students later by PSO Indonesia)
  2. Scholarship After Arrival in Japan

    The scholarship to be provided after arrival in Japan is described below. The duration of the scholarship is limited 3 years  in accordance with the standard education periods as follows:

    a maximum of 1 year for a research student and 2 years for a master’s course at graduate school. However, the duration of the scholarship is to be shortened accordingly in case where the student’s course of study is less than the standard education period. *Panasonic highly recommends Panasonic Scholarship students (incl. nominated students) to be a research student for 1 (one) year in order for them to improve Japanese proficiency, to contact with Japanese culture and to set the basic direction of future research theme.
    • 2.1 Research Student of Graduate School

      *Basic Scholarship : ¥150,000 per month
      *Tuition Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥200,000 to be paid each half year)
    • 2.2 Master’s Course of Graduate School

      In the case where students are able to take master’s courses within one year after arrival in Japan, the scholarship to be paid is as set out below.
      *Basic Scholarship : ¥180,000 per month
      *Entrance Fee Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid)
      *Tuition Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid per each half year).
Requirements for Panasonic Scholarship Student (Nominated)
1. Enrollment in Graduate School and Duration of Research
Panasonic searches a student with passion for studying at graduate school for 3 (three) years. In concrete, Panasonic searches those who;

1) obtain an informal consent from the academic adviser and finish application for enrollment as a research student within 2011,
2) enroll in graduate school as a research student in April 2012,
3) then enroll in a master’s course in April 2013 and
4) complete a mater’s degree in March 2015.
2. Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Panasonic Scholarship students (incl. nominated students) are required to obtain a level N4 or above for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted in Indonesia at the beginning of December 2011. In line with this, Panasonic recommends a student who has never learned Japanese to start a preparation for Japanese learning before attending the final interview.
Besides, it is said that a student enrolling in a master’s course should reach a certain level N1 for JLPT in order for them to successfully study and research at graduate school.
Web: http://www.panasonicscholarship.com/content/view/12/18/

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