Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN




Urgent Calling for "Full Scholarships: MEXT Scholarship

Urgent Calling for "Full Scholarships: MEXT Scholarship **Dead Line for Application: 21 Jan 2022** The Discovery Program for Global Learners (GDP) has been selected as one of the target programs for the Japanese Government Full Scholarship for Student Priority Placement by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). * "Discovery Program for Global Learners, Okayama University" is international undergraduate course taught in English. Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Economics, Management, Social Business) Cultural Diversity and Communities (Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science) Transdisciplinary Science for Global Sustainability (Chemistry, Phisics, Agriculture) ★Please see more details here; ★Interview videos by current students



Call for Application: UNCTAD and Okayama University Young Scientist Programme for SDGs in Japan

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Okayama University (OU) signed a comprehensive agreement in January 2020 and started the “Young Scientist Programme for SDGs in Japan” in order to contribute to the achievement of inclusive and sustainable development through enforcing capabilities of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The programme offers eligible young scientists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and selected African countries (i.e., Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, & South Africa), the opportunity to enroll in a PhD programme at Okayama University in Japan for 3 years. The application for Academic Year 2022 has been opened and the deadline is 15 December 2021. Please review the application requirements below and contact for more details. [Application Requirements] Applicants who have received, or are expected to receive, a master’s degree by the time of admission in any majors related to Environmental Science, Agricultural Science, Medical Bioengineering, Medical Devices and Materials Engineering, Healthcare Science, and Human Care Innovation. Those who were born on or after April 2, 1987. Hold positions as official from line ministries; or faculty members/researchers at university or research institute. Those who obtained GPA: 2.3/3 or more. Those who fall under any of the following 1 – 3 regarding English language ability. Those who have CEFR Score B2 or more. Those who have completed a curriculum with English as the main language that meets the entrance qualifications for doctoral programs in Japan. Those who are deemed to have English level equivalent to or higher than requirement.



We attended “the 5th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference” and delivered presentation on Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN

The ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference was held on 14th October 2021 online, and Study in Japan Coordinator NII Yusuke attended as a representative of Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN. The ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference is a platform consists of executives from AUN (ASEAN University Network) member universities (30 universities from 10 countries) and 18 universities from Japan, China, and South Korea. Its aim is to learn and exchange knowledge about challenges for future collaboration among ASEAN+3 network. Kanazawa University which is a member of the Consortium of Six National Universities (Chiba University, Niigata University, Kanazawa University, Okayama University, Nagasaki University, and Kumamoto University) hosted the conference this year. There were more than 100 participants at the conference and the main theme was “ASEAN+3 University Education and Graduate Employability: Sharpening the Edge”. In the conference, we had an honor to have a session to introduce Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN. After President Makino explained outline of the project and a promotional video was played, Study in Japan Coordinator Nii conducted a presentation about the project. In his presentation, he shared our achievement, prospect, and a feasibility of future collaboration between AUN member universities and this project. He also said “Most importantly, we play a role as a bridge between ASEAN and Japan in terms of education and research collaboration. We collaborate with wide range of institutions such as Ministry of Education, educational institutions including universities, alumni associations, and so on. We have been striving to not only expand new relationship but also deepen existing networks.” In our project, we will cooperate with AUN member universities and other institutions, and continue to provide useful information to ASEAN students who wish to study in Japan, universities and other educational institutions. ▼Promotional movie


What is “Study in Japan Global Network Project (ASEAN)”?

Okayama University was tasked by MEXT to increase the number of international students from ASEAN 1.5 times in five years.