Every year Ajinomoto sends Indonesian students to study S2 at Japanese universities
Ajinomoto Indonesia through the Ajinomoto Foundation in 2019 also providing postgraduate program scholarships to Indonesian students to continue their studies at 6 Universities in Japan. Universities that can be chosen are Tokyo University, Kyoto University, Ochanomizu University, Kagawa Nutrition University, Nagoya University & Waseda University. An interesting offer from Japanese companies that produce food & seasoning products, is in the form of Masters / Post-Graduate (S2) scholarships for various fields of science.
Ajinomoto Foundation annually provides these scholarships to 1 Indonesian student in the AJINOMOTO Post-Graduate Scholarship 2020 scheme. The program, which has been implemented since 2010, is a Full Scholarship Program, with details: 150,000 yen per month, plus full tuition fees, admissions, and full examinations, as well as flight tickets to Japan. Until now, Ajinomoto Indonesia has sent 10 of the best students from Indonesia to study in Japan.
As for the Requirements, prospective students must be interested in continuing Master's studies in the fields of Nutrition, Pure Chemistry, Biology, Public Health, and Food Technology, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50. Maximum age of 35 years, and interested in learning Japanese culture and language. Prospective recipients of scholarships must also have healthy physical and mental conditions and have high motivation to learn.
One of the winner of the Ajinomoto scholarship program was Chevia Nadia, 25, from Bogor, West Java. Chevia is a Bachelor of Food Technology graduated from the Bogor Agricultural Institute, which received the Ajinomoto scholarship program in 2017.
"Ajinomoto Scholarship is very useful in realizing my dream to continue my studies at one of the best universities in Japan, namely The University of Tokyo (Todai)", Chevia said
"For almost a year being a research student, I gained a lot of experience learning about Japanese language and culture and adapting to life in Tokyo thanks to the full support of the Ajinomoto scholarship", he continued.
According to Chevia, the opportunity to visit and discuss with expert workers at the Ajinomoto factory in Kawasaki, Japan, also opened his mind and knowledge about the advanced technology and the variety of useful products produced by the Ajinomoto Company.
In addition, scholarship guidance programs are provided, one of which is the annual delivery of research progress reports. According to Chevia, this scholarship program from Ajinomoto Foundation has become one of the most important phases of his life. And he hopes this scholarship program will continue to support the aspirations of future generations in continuing their studies at Japan, to gain knowledge for the progress of Indonesia.