Scholarships Japan - Hokkaido

 

 

Japan

Hokkaido University Student Support Programmes

Index

1. Background

2. Fields of study

3. Eligibility requirements

4. Value of the award

5. Application introduction

6. Official scholarship website 

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1. Background

Student Support

To recruit excellent students of diverse nationalities and different academic backgrounds, up to four non-Japanese students will be selected through a special selection process for international students.The following support programmes are available for Ph.D. students in the programme for leading graduate schools:

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for outstanding students chosen for this training programme. The scholarship holders should be deeply impressed by the philosophy of the Programme for Leading Graduate Schools  "Fostering  global  leader  in veterinary  science  for  contributing  to one  health",  and should  devote themselves to their graduate studies with a discerning attitude.

 

Research Assistant (RA) Programme

Research experience provides graduate students with valuable resources for acquiring the ability to play a leading role in their respective research areas or in advanced education. This research assistant (RA) programme is designed to recruit outstanding graduate students chosen for the training programme to work as research assistants for the purpose of promoting research and education, and thereby to help them develop their ability to conduct research.

 

Teaching Assistant (TA) Programme

The experience of teaching training or lecture courses provides graduate students with valuable resources for acquiring the ability to play a leading role in advanced education. This teaching assistant (TA) programme is designed to recruit outstanding graduate students chosen for the education programme to work as teaching assistants for the purpose of promoting research and education, and thereby to help them develop their teaching ability.

 

Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research

Grants-in-aid for scientific research are available to graduate students in the programme for leading graduate schools. These grants are provided to students as research funds to support their innovative, creative or challenging research project. The experience of drafting  research  proposals,  conducting  research  in accordance with proposed plans and preparing research reports provides graduate students with good training for formulating research plans and proposals to obtain competitive research funds in the future .

 

International Activity

In order to help develop the qualities required for global leaders through the experience of working on the global stage,  we   provide  travel   expenses   for   graduate   students'  international   research  activities   (research presentations at international conferences, epidemiological activities in international fields, joint research with international institutions, etc .). To be certified as zoonosis control experts or chemical hazard control experts, students are required to obtain credits either Practice on Overseas Field Epidemiology or Practice on Overseas Collaborative Research.

Countries visited by graduate students in FY2012: Russia, Thailand, Ghana, Zambia , South Africa, Egypt  and New Zealand.

 

Internships

In order to establish career plans for the future, students are required  to work in internship programmes in organizations in Japan or overseas. The internship support programme provides travel expenses and other allowances required for internship. To be certified as zoonosis control experts or chemical hazard control experts, students are required to obtain credits for international internship training. Credits for internship training (either in Japan or overseas) are also required for students who are not enrolled in expert training courses.

 

Other Student Support Programmes

A part from the programmes listed above, various programmes are available to help students develop a global perspective, a sense of independence and self-awareness as professionals. Through these programmes, we support creating a learning environment where students can compete with each other for higher levels of research.

 

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2. Fields of study

1. Veterinary Medicine and Sciences 

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3. Eligibility Requirements

 

Open to all international students. Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research capacity to suitably qualified overseas graduates eligible to commence a higher degree by research in the new year.

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4. Value of the Award

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for outstanding students chosen for this training programme. Non-Japanese students who are successfully selected and admitted to the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine will receive a scholarship (200,000 yen per month) supported by the Leading Programme. The scholarship will be extended annually up to the standard duration of the course (four years) if the Steering Committee of the Leading Programme qualifies the overall performance of the recipient as satisfactory during annual assessment. The allowance of the scholarship will change depending on Japan's economic and the University's granting situation.

 

Research Assistant (RA) Programme

Hourly wage: 1,350 yen; maximum of 90 hours/month (actual figures for FY2012)

 

Teaching Assistant (TA) Programme

Hourly wage: 1,350 yen; maximum of 90 hours/month (actual figures for FY2012)

 

Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research

300,000 to 500,000 yen/project; 19 projects adopted (actual figures for FY2012)

 

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5. Application Instructions

 

Prior to submission, applicants should contact and discuss with their anticipated principal supervisor. This is highly important because during the selection process, we particularly consider the applicant's history of contact (correspondence) and/or discussion with their anticipated principal supervisor. Moreover, applicants from universities that have an academic exchange agreement or an equivalent with the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University are strongly encouraged. On the basis of documents submitted, applicants will be selected by the Committee for International Affairs in the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine. For detailed information, please visit our official website.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

 

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6.  Official Scholarship Website

http://www.vetmed.hdkudal.ac.jp/onehealth/

 

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