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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TweetThis! Doctoral Degree Program in Japan

The AUN/SEED-Net Project with support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides scholarships for prospective applicants from AUN-SEED/Net Member Institutions to pursue doctoral degrees in engineering at one of the following Japanese Supporting Universities: Hokkaido University, Keio University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Tokai University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology, University of Tokyo, Shibaura Institute of Technology, and Waseda University.

The fields of study that can be supported by the AUN/SEED-Net are as follows: Civil Engineering (CE), Chemical Engineering (ChE), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Environmental Engineering (EnvE), Geological Engineering (GeoE), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Manufacturing Engineering (ManuE), Materials Engineering (MatE), and Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (ME/AE).

Under the above 9 fundamental engineering fields, applicants, if interested, may also propose any research topic(s) related to the new five (5) interdisciplinary areas (Biotechnology, Disaster Mitigation, Global Environment, Natural Resources/Materials, and New/Renewable Energy). Although studying outside ASEAN countries, students under the Doctoral Degree Program in Japan are encouraged to participate in AUN/SEED-Net’s network activities (e.g. AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference, Collaborative Research activities, etc.) so as to create, maintain, and deepen the linkage with Member Institutions (student’s sending institution and/or student’s hosting institution when pursued master’s degree).

1. To increase the number of high quality doctoral degree holders in engineering at Member Institutions to contribute to a sustainable industrial development of ASEAN countries.
2. To strengthen human networking of teaching and research staff among Member Institutions and Japanese Supporting Universities.

Duration of Scholarships
The duration of the scholarship is normally not more than three years.

Target number of scholarships
Eighteen (18) scholarships for each Japanese fiscal year.

Coverage of the Scholarships

Tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, and a round-trip air ticket will be provided as per JICA regulations. For more information, please visit http://www.jica.go.jp/english/scholarship/index.html

Scholarship Allocation
The allocation policy of scholarships for each fiscal year is as follows. The high priority is given to the fresh graduates of Master’s Degree Program of AUN/SEED-Net Project. Among teaching staff of Member Institutions, the high priority is given to those who are in the host field of Host Institution applying to Field Coordinating University of the host field. Even distribution across nine fields may also be considered.

Application for Scholarships & Submission Deadline
Please see the Implementation Guideline & Application Form.
Submission deadline is End of October each year.


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