On February 10th, the selection result of the sixth batch of“Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program: TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program” by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan) was announced, and Kanazawa University had 24 successful candidates, which was the 3rd largest number after Kyushu University (28 candidates) and Waseda University (25 candidates), and the 2nd among national universities.
“Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program: TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program,” was established by MEXT in 2014 with the funds from Japanese companies, with the aim to promote study abroad opportunities and develop the Japanese students’ abilities to become future leaders sought by businesses. The successful applicants receive support from MEXT including monthly stipend, travel expense for study abroad, travel expense for prior and follow-up workshops, and tuition fee.
There were 1,336 applicants from 228 Universities for the 6th batch, and 507 applicants from 138 Universities were selected. The successful candidates will depart for their study abroad between April 1st and October 31st, 2017.