Fujitsu Scholarship 2017
Deadline : 15 March 2017
Fujitsu Limited established the Fujitsu Scholarship Program in 1985 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding. The aim was to provide the opportunity for people from the Asia-Pacific region to contribute to the region through studying different values, cultures, and global business. This has been a Fujitsu’s key initiative for deepening the relationships between the countries and citizens of the Asia-Pacific region. This scholarship has since enabled about 500 professionals from 18 countries to study cross-cultural management at JAIMS, the Japan-America Institute of Management Science, in Hawaii, U.S.A.
The Fujitsu Scholarship now provides full financial assistance for postgraduate education and cross-cultural management training in the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program by Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation. The program has three and a half months curriculum. The participants will sharpen their global management knowledge and skills, and build the confidence necessary for success in global business situations.
To apply for the Fujitsu Scholarship, you must meet the following qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree or a degree equivalent to a four-year standard baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
A minimum of three years of relevant full-time work experience (five years preferred) at the time of application.
A minimum TOEFL score of 577/233/90 (paper/computer/Internet), TOEIC score of 750, or IELTS (Academic) overall band test result of 6.5 or higher from a test taken within the last five years at the time of application
The following applicants are exempt from submitting an English proficiency test score:
- Applicants whose native language is English and who are from one of the following countries: the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, or Singapore.
- Applicants who have received a bachelor’s or advanced degree within the last five years from the time of application from an accredited or recognized college or university in one of the following six countries: the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, or Singapore. To be qualified for this exemption, you must submit the transcript or graduate certificate for this degree.
- Note: If your institution is located in a country other than these six, you can only qualify for an exemption if the medium of instruction and all coursework were done solely in English. This must be clearly stated on the transcript or graduate certificate. If your transcript or graduate certificate does not list this information, submit an official letter from the university certifying so. The letter must be on the university’s letterhead, signed and dated by the university official, and sealed in the university’s envelope and/or have a stamp certifying that it’s prepared by the university. The envelope must not be opened by anyone including the applicant for it to be considered official.
Applicants must be a resident of the state of Hawaii, U.S.A., or a citizen of one of the following : Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
- Applicants who are residents of the State of Hawaii will be requested to prove Hawaii residency. For details, refer to Definition of Hawaii Residency.
Scholarship Benefits and Conditions
The Fujitsu Scholarship benefits include tuition and fees for the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program.
- Tuition and Fees for the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge
- Stipend Toward Living Expenses
Fujitsu Ltd. will provide a round-trip air ticket to Japan where the program starts and ends, as well as ticket to participate Hawaii, Thailand, and Singapore Modules of the program. The selection of the air carrier and travel agent, including itinerary, is at the discretion of Fujitsu Ltd.
- Housing Arrangements:
JAIMS will assist in locating appropriate housing in Honolulu for participants. Fujitsu Ltd. will provide and pay for participant accommodations in Japan, Thailand, and Singapore.
- Visa Arrangements:
When applicable, participant will be assisted in obtaining the M-1 Student visa to enter the U.S. and Japan entry visa for a short stay. The expense of obtaining the visas is the financial responsibility of the participant.
The Fujitsu Scholarship is offered with the expectation that the following conditions will be met by the recipients.
Upon completion of Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program, all participants must submit two formal reports that describes their learning experiences during the program.
Absence During the Fujitsu Scholarship Period
- Should an emergency occur that requires travel to the participant’s home country, such travel shall be the participant’s personal expense. For the period of absence, the stipend will be prorated and subtracted from the applicable amount(s) set forth in the stipend toward living expenses.
- All requests for absence should be submitted in writing to Fujitsu Ltd.and Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation in advance, and should be addressed to the Fujitsu Scholarship Program in Japan.
Fujitsu Scholarship Termination
All selected scholars are required to participate in good faith, work diligently, and complete the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge during the program period. Selected Fujitsu Scholars must understand and agree that any serious misconduct in this regard shall warrant immediate termination of the Fujitsu Scholarship without notice and at Fujitsu’s sole discretion. The following are some examples of misconduct that could result in such termination:
- Absence from or failure to complete the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program without Fujitsu’s or JAIMS’ permission.
- Noncompliance with the regulations, policies, and other instructions of Fujitsu and/or JAIMS.
- Immoral, disorderly, indecent, or violent conduct.
- Falsification of, or misstatement in any student or program application or other records and/or at any interview.
- Failure to maintain good academic standing; unsatisfactory work performance.
If Fujitsu terminates the Fujitsu Scholarship for the participant pursuant to the above, the participant shall return to his/her home country immediately. The participant shall inform Fujitsu and/or JAIMS in advance of the date of his/her return and the address and phone number in his/her home country after return. The participant agrees that, effective as of the termination date, Fujitsu shall have no obligation to pay or provide anything under the Fujitsu Scholarship to the participant. Nonetheless, Fujitsu may at its sole discretion provide the participant with the appropriate air ticket for his/her return.
The participant agrees that if his/her conduct which has resulted in termination of the Fujitsu Scholarship pursuant to the above, in Fujitsu’s sole judgment, was made fraudulently, with malice or conscious disregard or otherwise in bad faith, the participant shall, upon Fujitsu’s request, immediately refund all the benefits and awards paid by Fujitsu and/or JAIMS hereunder to, or on behalf of him/her, to the date of the termination.
How To Apply
To apply for the Fujitsu Scholarship, read the instructions thoroughly and follow the steps listed below:
a) Application Process
The admission requirements, application documents, application deadline, and selection process for applying to Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge with Fujitsu Scholarship and without Fujitsu Scholarship are different.
For those who would like to participate in Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge with Fujitsu Scholarship, follow the instructions below.
For those applying for Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge without receiving Fujitsu Scholarship, please follow the instructions on the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation website.
STEP 1: Register through the Web
- Check Eligibility: Check your eligibility for applying to the Fujitsu Scholarship program by checking your qualifications.
- Check Documentation: Check Details for the Required Documentation to confirm that you are able to meet the documentation requirements.
- Register Your Information: Fill out the Web Registration Form. You must register during the application period to which you are submitting your application documents.
- Download the Application Forms: You will receive an e-mail upon registering with links for downloading the Fujitsu Scholarship Application Form and the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Application Form.
STEP 2: Prepare Application Documents
Prepare the application documents. The necessary documents are listed below. Refer to “Details for the Required Documentation” for more information.
- Required Documentation
- Fujitsu Scholarship Application Form
- Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Application Form
- Photocopy of TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS (Academic) score report
- Official Academic Transcript or Graduate Certificate in English (No Photocopies)
- Important Information
Both the Fujitsu Scholarship Application Form and the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Application Form must be filled out and sent as follows:
- Click on the links to download the application forms and save them on your computer.
- Fill out the application forms on your computer. Application forms must be typed.
- Save the completed application forms on your computer. When saving, please change the PDF file names as follows.
– Replace “CountryName” part of the PDF file name with your country of citizenship in all lowercase characters.
– Replace “LastName” part of the PDF file name with your last name in all lowercase characters.
- E-mail the completed application PDF files to the address below. You must use the same e-mail address which you submitted at the time of registration.
* Do not contact us to ask whether your application documents have been received. Keep your sent e-mail as proof of submitting the PDF format of the application forms.
Submitting the PDF application forms does not complete your application. You must also submit signed hardcopies of the application forms along with the other required documentations to the address written in STEP 3.
- Print out the completed application PDF forms (one copy for each application). Application forms may be printed double-sided.
- After printing out the application forms, sign them in the area marked “Applicant’s Signature” on both application forms.
- Send the signed application forms along with all required documents to the address listed below.
STEP 3: Send Application Documents
Submit the documents listed in STEP 2 to:
Fujitsu Scholarship Program Office
JAIMS Planning Department
Fujitsu Solution Square, 17-25, Shinkamata 1-chome,
Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-8588, Japan
Do not contact us to ask whether your application documents have been received. Use “certified” mail or another traceable method if you need confirmation.
b) Application and Course Schedule
The application period for the 36th Fujitsu Scholarship program for the 2017 Fall Course intake is from December 19, 2016 through March 15, 2017, noon Japan Time. The selected Fujitsu Scholars attend the three-and-a-half-month Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge 2017 Fall Curse offered from August 27, 2017 through December 8, 2017.
- All documents must be received during the application period.
- Applicants who fail to submit all documents during the application period will not be considered.
- Submitted application documents, such as transcripts and graduate certificates, will not be returned to applicants.
c) Selection Process
- Initial Screening
Initial screening is based on the strength of the application, which includes meeting the admission qualifications.
Applicants who pass the initial screening will be contacted for an interview at a designated date.
Applicants should be residing in their respective countries of citizenship (or in Hawaii for Hawaii residents) at the time of their interviews. The interview date in each country will be posted in March.
- Selection of recipients
- Final selection will be determined by Fujitsu Limited.
- Selection is based on English proficiency (for non-native speakers of English), work experience, motivation and goals as expressed in the interview. A key factor is the individual’s commitment to contributing to the development of their communities and home countries.
- Fujitsu Limited does not provide explanations concerning selection of recipients.