Daiwa Scholarship 2013 – open for applications
“Young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential” are invited to apply to spend time in Japan under a unique scholarship programme offered by the Daiwa Foundation.
The Daiwa Scholarship is designed to encourage better understanding between the UK and Japan. It provides a valuable opportunity for graduates to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. Successful applicants will benefit from a 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan.
No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary – in fact, the scholarships are specifically aimed at graduates in subjects unrelated to Japanese Studies.
To apply applicants should be:
– British citizens aged between 21 and 35 years of age by the time of departure;
– graduates or due to graduate by the time of departure and in possession of clear career objectives and a commitment to furthering UK-Japan links;
– equipped with a strong degree in any subject* or with a strong record of achievement in their field.
*Graduates in Japanese language studies are not eligible to apply for Daiwa Scholarships but may wish to apply for support through the Foundation’s grant schemes.
Successful applicants will be based in Tokyo from September 2013 until the end of March 2015. They will receive intensive language training and undertake a programme of seminars, networking opportunities and tailored work placements. The Scholarship will cover all associated tuition and examination fees, return airfare, a grant towards accommodation and living costs, plus medical insurance.
The closing date for Daiwa Scholarship 2013 applications is Thursday 6 December 2012. Further information about the programme is available on the Daiwa Foundation website, here.
Representatives of the Foundation and Daiwa Scholars Alumni will be visiting universities around the UK to present the Scholarships – there are just two dates left:
Leicester University Festival of Careers 9 November 2012, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm http://www2.le.ac.uk/business/employers/fairs
SOAS, University of London 15 November 2012, 5pm http://www.soas.ac.uk/careers
The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.