2016 Government of Western Australia Scholarships For Citizens To Study In Japan

2016 Government of Western Australia Scholarships For Citizens To Study In Japan

The Government of Western Australia is pleased to offer scholarships for Australian students to study at any university in Japan. There are two types of scholarships: the Western Australian-Japanese Studies Scholarship; and the Western Australian / Hyogo Prefecture Japanese Studies Scholarship.

These scholarships aim to provide promising Western Australian students or graduates, who are proficient in the Japanese language, with the opportunity to spend up to one year studying at a tertiary institution in Japan.

The Department of Education Services provides a number of services across the areas of school education, teacher registration, vocational education and training, higher education and international education. Their aim is to be a trusted leader in strengthening the quality of education and training for all Western Australians.

Applicants should have Japanese language proficiency at a level that will enable them to effectively carry out a course of study at a university in Japan.

Course Level: Scholarships are awarded for one year studying at a university in Japan.

Study Subject: Scholarships are available in the field of Japanese Studies.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship includes a return airfare, an initial payment of $3,000 for fees and other expenses and an allowance of 226,600 yen per month.

Scholarship can be taken at Australia

Eligibility: Applicants must be able to:

  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the Japanese language to enable them to effectively carry out a study program in Japan. This will be assessed in an oral language test to be held on 29 July 2016. Applicants must ensure they are available to undertake the oral language test on this day;
  • In the case of a student applying for a scholarship to undertake postgraduate or research studies, demonstrate a high level of Japanese language proficiency equivalent to Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test;
  • Demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in their current or completed program of study;
  • Provide details of the course they wish to study or research project they wish to undertake as well as demonstrate some knowledge of the university they plan to attend (including evidence that they have researched university and course offerings in Japan);
  • Establish that the proposed study program can be completed in a twelve month period and guarantee that they will return to Western Australia on completion of the proposed study program;
  • Satisfy the Scholarship Selection Committee that they are eligible for enrolment at the preferred university in Japan;
  • Indicate how their experience gained in Japan could contribute to the Western Australian community on their return; and
  • Satisfy the Scholarship Selection Committee that they will be a worthy ambassador for Western Australia

Nationality: Australian students can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be a Western Australian higher education student or graduate who has successfully completed at least two years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) in an appropriate Japanese language course, by the end of this year.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants should have Japanese language proficiency at a level that will enable them to effectively carry out a course of study at a university in Japan.

Supporting Material: This typewritten Application Form must be accompanied by the following:

  • A half to one-page statement in response to each of the seven (7) Application Criteria listed on the following page (please submit as a separate document);
  • A transcript of academic record from all relevant higher education institutions in Western Australia, or institutions of equivalent standing, for completed and current courses (please submit copies only); and
  • Two written references, one of which refers specifically to competency in the Japanese language and the other a personal reference.

How to Apply: The scholarship application forms must be sent via post or via e-mail.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 6th July 2016.

Scholarship Link


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