The Office of Institutional Linkages is now accepting application to the 2012-2013 Student Exchange Program with Japanese universities, as well as for the JASSO Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship. For the next academic year, we will be sending UP students to the following universities: Kyushu University, International Christian University, Takushoku University, Tokyo University of Foreign University, University of Tokyo, Tsuda College, Waseda University and Osaka University.
Students who meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply: enrolled in UP at the time of application, sophomore or junior standing, with very good scholastic record and with keen interest in Japanese studies. Proficiency in Nihongo is a definite advantage, though not a requirement.
Students are required to submit three copies of the following documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae with 2X2 photos
2. Transcript of Records
3. One letter of recommendation from previous professor. Please address the recommendation letter to Prof. Antoinette Bass Hernandez (Director of Office of Institutional Linkages)
4. Computation of General Weighted Average certified by their Department Head or
5. A 500-word essay on how the Philippines will benefit from the student’s exchange experience
Meanwhile, students may refer to this information sheet regarding the specific requirements for admission of the Japanese universities should they be selected by UP to the Exchange Program. We encourage students to prepare in advance the documents that may take some time to obtain (e.g. passport) to enable them to meet the deadlines set by the Japanese universities.
Should they need more details about the Japanese universities, they may visit the websites of the universities named above. For details about the JASSO Scholarship, they may go to http://www.jasso.go.jp.
The deadline for the submission of application documents to our office is on November 28, 2011.
Students may also refer to www.oil.up.edu.ph for announcements from our office.