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Application Procedure

Note: The scholarship committee has newly adopted two application deadlines per year as of January 2017.

Timeline:

Autumn Application Deadline

• September 30, 2017: Application deadline for “Year in Japanr” starting in spring 2018 or thereafter. Please submit all necessary documents electronically to stricker.martin 'at' gmail.com

• Mid October, 2017: Candidates are informed if they are invited to the 1st interview

• (Plan) 2nd half of October 2017: 1st interview with Martin Stricker

• End October 2017: Candidates are informed if they are invited to the 2nd interview

• (Plan) Beginning of November: 2nd interview with scholarship committee

• Mid November 2017: Final decision

Spring Application Deadline

• February 28, 2018: Application deadline for “Year in Japan” starting in autumn 2018 or thereafter. Please submit all necessary documents electronically to stricker.martin 'at' gmail.com

• Mid March 2018: Candidates are informed if they are invited to the 1st interview

• (Plan) 2nd half of March 2018: 1st interview with Martin Stricker

• End March 2018: Candidates are informed if they are invited to the 2nd interview

• (Plan) Beginning of April 2018: 2nd interview with scholarship committee

• Mid April 2018: Final decision

Application Document

If you feel that you will be able to comply with the conditions outlined therein, you may submit your formal application along with the documents required including a fairly detailed motivation letter which also outlines plans for your year in Japan (language school, traineeship options).

We support training in Japan of no less than 12 months consisting of a local Japanese school and internship. Both are integral parts of our program and are compulsory. You are free to select the language school and work place of your choice. Upon request we shall, however, try to assist with respective recommendations.

In addition, we strongly recommend that you read some of the reports of scholarship recipients published on our website. Their personal experiences and advice may answer many of your questions.

Needless to emphasise the importance of a solid preparation of the "Year in Japan” which, in particular, means having acquired sufficient pre-knowledge of Japanese (both verbally and in writing) in order to be able to follow classes right from the beginning.