Ajinomoto opens applications for postgraduate scholarship in Japan

JAPAN. Ajinomoto scholars Ma. Leah Borines at the University of Connecticut and Royce Carandang on his PhD graduation at the University of Tokyo. (Contributed photo)

AJINOMOTO Philippines Corporation (APC) announced that it is opening its application for its 2022 postgraduate scholarship in Japan.

The annual program is open to deserving Filipino students who require financial assistance to pursue higher education in the field of sciences.

The Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant will fully fund a student’s master’s degree at top universities in Japan, including the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ochanomizu University, Waseda University, and Kagawa Nutrition University.

“We invite Filipino students and graduates to seize this opportunity to learn from the top universities in Japan without having to worry about finances. We believe in supporting local talents as future innovators because they help build innovations for wellness that will benefit the Filipino people,” said Roann Co, APC’s general manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

Selected scholars will receive financial support for a maximum of three years so that they can fully focus on their research and studies. The grant also provides full coverage of two-way airfare, admission, tuition, and other costs such as Japanese language training and the student’s monthly allowance.

Since the inception of the scholarship grant, APC has sent 11 Filipino scholars, including the 2020 recipient John Andrew Kane Jovellana, who was accepted at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering.

Despite initial travel restrictions due to the pandemic, the Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation was able to provide assistance to help Jovellana complete his enrollment and admission to the University of Tokyo.

The prestigious university also counts Ma. Leah Borines and Rogie Royce Carandang as proud alumni sponsored by the Ajinomoto grant.

Borines is currently undertaking her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the University of Connecticut, while Carandang is an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo. (PR)


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