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Japan launched scholarships for 2013

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THE Japanese Government Scholarship for 2013 was launched yesterday at the Embassy of Japan for Solomon islanders who wish to study in Japan.

Two programs are being offered under the 2013 scholarship, they are research training and specialised training to study under the Japanese
Government scholarship.

The administrative officer at the embassy Yoshiko Maruyama explained both scholarships are eligible for a Solomon islander to apply and must meet the criteria of the applications.

Ms Maruyama said the scholarships are now open and forms can be collected at the embassy of Japan as of today.

The scholarships program duration of study in Japan were for two and three years.

Ms Maruyama said the first year of study students will undergo Japan lessons before they start off with their studies.

The research study is for postgraduate students and the specialized training is for college students.

The areas of study offered for specialised training are technology, personal care and nutrition, education and welfare, business, fashion and culture while the research training is an open category training.

She said shortlisted candidates for both scholarships will sit for exams and interviewed in July before successful applicants will be announced in December or January 2013.

The deadline for the scholarships application will close on the first of June.

By TRIXIE CARTER