On September 16, Kanazawa University hosted workshop sessions on “FY2016 The 4th Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program: TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program.”26 students from 11 universities attended the workshop.
The sessions were organized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-JAPAN (MEXT) and held in 8 cities in Japan. The sessions were aimed to encourage application for the scholarship. The session included the activities such as the articulation of the one’s dream, listening the advices from the previous successful applicants and brushing up the one’s plan for study abroad.
“Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program: TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program,” was established by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in JAPAN) in 2014 with the funds of Japanese companies, and aims to promote study abroad opportunities and develop Japanese students’ abilities to become future leaders sought by industries. The successful applicants receive the support from MEXT such as monthly stipend (¥120,000 ~ ¥200,000), travel expense for study abroad, travel expense for prior and follow-up workshops, and tuition fee. Kanazawa University has produced 14 successful candidates of this program since 2014(from the 1st to 3rd program).