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Fujitsu Postgraduate Scholarship for Asia-Pacific Students

Fujitsu Postgraduate Scholarship for Asia-Pacific Students
Closing Date
14 April 2016

Fujitsu Postgraduate Scholarship
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.

Eligibility / Qualification
To apply for the Fujitsu Scholarship, you must meet the following qualifications.
1. Education
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

2. Experience
A minimum of three years of relevant full-time work experience (five years preferred) at the time of application

3. Language
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.
4. Country
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.

How to Apply / Application Process
To apply for the Fujitsu Scholarship, read the instructions thoroughly and follow the steps listed below:

Please note that the requirements for applying to Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge without Fujitsu Scholarship and with Fujitsu Scholarship are different.

For those applying for Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge without receiving Fujitsu Scholarship, please follow the instructions on the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation website.

For those who would like to participate in Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge with Fujitsu Scholarship, follow the instructions below.

STEP 1: Register through the Web
  1. Check Eligibility: Applicants check their eligibility for applying to the Fujitsu Scholarship program.
  2. Register Your Information: Applicants fill out the Web Registration Form.
  3. Download the Application Forms: Applicants 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 as follows. Refer to the "Details for the Required Documentation" for more information.

Required Documentation:
  1. Fujitsu Scholarship Application Form
  2. Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Application Form
  3. Photocopy of your TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS (Academic) score report
  4. Original Official Academic Transcript or Graduate Certificate
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:
  1. Click on the links to download the application forms and save them on your computer.
  2. Fill out the application forms on your computer. Application forms must be typed.
  3. 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.
  4. E-mail the completed application PDF files to the following address:
    [email protected]
  5. Print out the completed application PDF forms (one copy for each application). Application forms may be printed double-sided.
  6. After printing out the application forms, sign them in the area marked Applicant's Signature on both application forms.
  7. 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 Hawaii Representative Office
6660 Hawaii Kai Drive
Honolulu, HI 96825
Do not contact us to ask whether your application documents have been received. Use "certified" mail or other traceable method if you need confirmation.

Application Period
The application period for the 35th Fujitsu Scholarship program is February 1, 2016, through April 14, 2016, noon Japan Time. The information about the 36th Fujitsu Scholarship program will be posted in July 2016.
  • All documents must be received during application period.
  • Applicants who fail to submit all documents during application period will not be considered.
  • Submitted application documents will not be returned to applicants.
Selection Process
1. Initial Screening
Initial screening is based on the strength of the application, which includes meeting the admission qualifications.

2. Interview
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.

3. 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.