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Recipients Selected for 2011 Mitsui-Bussan Scholarship Program for Indonesia

Jul. 6, 2011


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Mitsui-Bussan Scholarship Program for Indonesia, a public trust foundation, established by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Masami Iijima) has selected the following two grantees for 2011. This time is the 14th selection and this brings the total number of recipients to 30 since the establishment of the scholarship program.

Grantees

The name of senior high school which the grantees graduated from Sex Age
Jakarta National Senior High School 81
(SMA Negeri 81 Jakarta)
male 17
Jakarta National Senior High School 78
(SMA Negeri 78 Jakarta)
female 16
(one grade skipped)
Schedule for newly selected grantees
  • From middle July, 2011, the grantees will study Japanese at Darma Persada University.
  • On September 29, 2011, they will arrive in Japan, and at the beginning October they will enroll at the Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center.
  • In April 2013, they will begin university courses (after taking the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students and the examinations for the universities which they want to enter).

Overview of the Program

Scholarships under this program are available to Indonesian high school students. It was established in 1992 to contribute to cultural exchange between Japan and Indonesia as well as help to foster personnel who can contribute to development in the latter country. The entrustor is Mitsui, and the trustee is The Chuo Mitsui Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Jun Okuno).
The grantees are chosen from among Indonesian senior high school graduates through a local selection process. They initially undergo preliminary training over a two-month period. They then come to Japan to study Japanese for 18 months before starting a four-year university course. They live and study in Japan for a total of five-and-a-half years and all the educational programs are covered by the scholarship. The value of the scholarship is approximately ¥14 million per student, and there is no repayment requirement.
The scholarship is administered with extensive support from members of the Managing Committee chaired by Dr. Katsufusa Shono, Professor Emeritus of Sophia University and the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia.

Background Information

  1. Total number of grantees (including those recruited this year): 30 (science: 28, humanities: 2, males 22: females: 8)

    Universities
    Grantees have entered the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, Keio University, Waseda University, Chuo University and others.
    Most of the graduates have since entered masters and doctorate programs, and six have already gained doctorate degrees.
  2. Total contributions to scholarship fund: ¥590 million to be donated up to 2017
  3. Cooperating agencies and organizations
    · Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) (formerly the International Students Institute)
    · The Association of Indonesian Alumni from Japan (PERSADA) and Darma Persada University, which it administers

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