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Kumamoto University 2016 Summer Program Call for Applications

Dear sir/madam,
Partner universities,colleagues and alumnies

We are pleased to inform you that Kumamoto University Summer Program is officially opened for registration.

The Summer Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University was created to provide international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.

The Program consists of two courses, an English course (conducted in English) and a Japanese Course (conducted in Japanese), and consists of classroom lectures on Japanese life and culture, first-hand cultural learning experiences, guided educational field trips to famous sites within Kumamoto prefecture, and Japanese language classes (Japanese Course only).

The dates for each course are as follows.
English Course: July 20 – July 28, 2016 (9 days)
Japanese Course: July 28 – August 9, 2016 (13 days)

Please refer to the attached documents and the website below for more information:
http://www.c3.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/center/summer/

Place: Kumamoto Prefecture, JAPAN

Eligible participants for this program :

English course:

– An undergraduate students studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange
– Having an English language proficiency TOEFL min score. 500 or IELTS 5.0
– Considering to studying abroad in Japan in the future.

Japanese course:

-An undergraduate students studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange
-Having Japanese language proficiency equal to or greater than JLPT level N4 (for Japanese Course only)
– Thoseare considering studying abroad in Japan in the future

Contents
The Summer Program offers a variety of engaging activities including:
-Classroom lectures on Japanese life and culture
-First-hand cultural learning experiences
-Guided educational field trips within Kumamoto Prefecture
-Interaction and exchange with Kumamoto’s local community
-Japanese language classes (Japanese Course only)
-A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all students who successfully complete the contents of the program.

*Contents are tentative and subject to change.

Program Fee
English Course: 60,000 Japanese Yen
Japanese Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen

○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.
× excludes the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.

*The program Fee will be collected in cash after arriving in Japan.

Download: Program Flyer, Application Form, Letter of Recommendation

Scholarship
Participants in the Summer Program may apply for a government scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3, and not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen.

Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarship will be awarded based on the Letter of Recommendation submitted by your university.

Required documents:

1. Application form
2. Academic transcript (in english)
3. TOEFL certificate min. 500 or IELTS 5.0
4. Copy passport

Deadline submission via KU Liaison Office at ITS:
O2 May 2016 /Monday before 15.00 wib

We would greatly appreciate if you could kindly recommend undergraduate students from your university to join our program.

The maximum number of participants for each course is 40 students. A selection will be held if we receive a large amount of applications, the results of which will be announced at a later date. Please understand that the number of students we can accept from your university will depend on the total number of applications we receive.

It will be our great pleasure to have your students join our Summer Program. We are confident that they will enjoy their time at our university and in Kumamoto.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact KU Liaison Officer at following address:

Kantor Kumamoto University Liaison -ITS
Gedung KPA / Dr. Angka, Sekretariat BIBV lantai.2
berlokasi tepat diatas kantor sekretariat BIBV.
Kampus ITS-Sukolilo Surabaya
Telp. 085100931258

Important notes:

Candidate from partner universities, except ITS, please kindly put the selected participants orderly from the best candidate on No. 1 and etc at Recommendation Letter sheet signed by responsible person from IO Office.

Thank you so much for all the attention and please support us by disseminate this information toward all of your students.

Sincerely,
Mia Hernawati

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