By MADELAINE B. MIRAFLOR
Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC), through the Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation, will grant select Filipino students a full scholarship in master’s course at specified graduate schools in top universities in Japan, including University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and Nagoya University.
The Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation, formerly named as the Suzuki Scholarship Foundation, was established in Japan in 1957.
The postgraduate scholarship grant was introduced in the Philippines in 2010.
The University of Tokyo and Kyoto University are among Japan’s top universities with the former ranking 36th at the World University Rankings 2020 list of Times Higher Education. The list includes nearly 1,400 top institutions around the world, measuring each institution’s “performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.”
As a global company food and amino science company, Ajinomoto aims to cultivate the educational development of prospective students who are interested to continue master’s studies in the fields of nutrition or health sciences.
Aspirants may also consider applying in other science courses like Medicine, Engineering, Agricultural and Life Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Frontier Science, Information Science and Technology, Mathematical Science, Biostudies and such.
APC has so far sent 10 Filipino scholars to Japan.
The scholarship program includes ¥150,000 (approximately ₱70,500) monthly allowance for a maximum of 1 year as a research student at a graduate school, while it will provide ¥180,000 (approximately ₱84,600) monthly allowance for a maximum of 2 years as a master’s course student at graduate school.
It will cover the examination, admission and tuition fees in the scholars’ selected school and will pay the full coverage of Japanese language training of the scholars before going to Japan.
If the recipient enrolls as a research student, scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 3 years (1 year as a research student and maximum 2 years as a master’s course student). The scholarship will be suspended if the recipient fails to pass the entrance exam for a master’s course within a year after arriving in Japan.
The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.
The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2018, sales were 1.1274 trillion yen (US$10.1 billion).