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The Hitachi Global Foundation

International Scholarships

Based on our belief that it is important to nurture young human resources in Southeast Asia in order to bring Japan and Southeast Asia together to ensure mutual growth and development, the Hitachi Global Foundation is implementing a number of programs inviting university faculty members from Southeast Asia to Japanese universities and research institutions.

Hitachi Scholarship

This program invites young university faculty members from Southeast Asia aiming to obtain a Ph.D. in the field of science and technology to study at Japanese graduate schools. The aim of this program is to encourage them to teach future generations at their alma mater upon returning home and to nurture human resources who will play a key role in joint research and academic exchange between Japan and Southeast Asia.
Total number of invitees: 179 (1985-2015)

Hitachi Research Fellowship

This program invites university faculty members with a Ph.D. from Southeast Asia to study at Japanese universities and research institutions. The aim of this program is to promote joint research and academic exchange in the field of science and technology between Japan and Southeast Asia.
Total number of invitees: 180 (1986-2015)

Other activities

Study tour
Graduation ceremony
Ongoing interaction with graduates
Cultural exchange

Hitachi Scholarship

Hitachi Scholarship

This program invites young university faculty members from Southeast Asia aiming to obtain a Ph.D. in the field of science and technology to study at Japanese graduate schools. The aim of this program is to encourage them to teach future generations at their alma mater upon returning home and to nurture human resources who will play a key role in joint research and academic exchange between Japan and Southeast Asia.

Those eligible for this program are promising university faculty members aged 35 or under that belong to designated universities in Southeast Asia. Only applications that come via the president’s office of the university in question are accepted and applicants should show potential for future human resource development at their respective universities in the future.

Eligibility Faculty members from designated universities in Southeast Asia (aged 35 or under)
Research
Field
Science and Technology How to Apply University recommendation
Placemen Ph.D. program at a Japanese graduate school Period 3 years
Support Scholarship: 180,000 yen/month
Accommodation assistance: Max. 40,000 yen/month
Enrolment/tuition fees etc.
Airfares: Economy class roundtrip airfares
Support to participate in international academic conferences: Max. 200,000 yen/year (International conferences), Max. 50,000 yen/year (Domestic conference)

(current for 2016 scholarships)

Hitachi Research Fellowship

Hitachi Research Fellowship

This program invites university faculty members with a Ph.D. from Southeast Asia to study at Japanese universities and research institutions. The aim of this program is to promote joint research and academic exchange in the field science and technology between Japan and Southeast Asia.
Those eligible for this program are university faculty members aged 45 or under with a Ph.D. that belong to designated universities in Southeast Asia. Only applications that come via the president’s office of the university in question are accepted and applicants should show potential for future human resource development at their respective universities in the future.

Eligibility Faculty members with a Ph.D. from designated universities in Southeast Asia (aged 45 or under)
Research
Field
Science and Technology How to Apply University recommendation
Placemen Japanese graduate school/research institute Period Up to 3mths
Support Scholarship: 12,000 yen/day
Airfares: Economy class roundtrip airfares

(current for 2016 scholarships)

Other activities

Study tour

Study tour

Scholars are taken on a study tour to around Japan to view various sites of cultural, historic, natural, scientific and industrial interest.

Graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremony

The Hitachi Global Foundation holds graduation ceremonies in every March for scholars who have completed their Ph.D. at a Japanese graduate school. These graduation ceremonies are attended by scholars currently studying in Japan, scholar’s host professors and associates of Hitachi group companies and the Foundation, creating an ideal opportunity to further cultivate friendships.

Ongoing interaction with graduates

Ongoing interaction with graduates

The experience and bonds developed in Japan do not end when graduates return home. The foundation maintains communication with graduates through newsletters (HSF Bulletin) and visits their universities every year after to help cultivate long-term collaborative relationships.

Cultural exchange

Cultural exchange

In order to foster mutual understanding and international goodwill through daily interaction between scholars and the Japanese, employees of the Hitachi Group perform a range of volunteer activities geared towards cultural exchange.