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INPEX Master’s Scholarship in Natural Sciences 2011, Japan

Published on Nov 01 2010 // East Asia, Masters, Scholarships in Japan

INPEX Scholarship Foundation was established in Tokyo, Japan, as a nonprofit organization under the authority of the Minister of Education in Japan, based on the fund offered from INPEX Corporation (formerly Indonesia Petroleum, Ltd., renamed in September 2001), in commemoration of its 15th anniversary with the aim of contributing to the understanding and friendly relations between the Republic of Indonesia and Japan, promoting and mutual exchange of education, arts and science between the two countries.
Under its international cultural exchange program of education, the Foundation offers scholarships to Indonesian students wishing to study in the graduate school of the university in Japan, and accepts scholarship applicants for 2011 in the following plan.


All of the following conditions should be satisfied.

  • Those who have the nationality of the Republic of Indonesia and have studied the course of Natural Science in the prestigious universities in Indonesia with more than 16 years of school education, and are not more than 30 years of age when application is submitted, having “SARJANA” Degree.
  • Those who have the aim to study the course of Natural Science in the master’s course of university in Japan, and were permitted or are expected to be permitted to enter the university.
  • Those who have excellent results of school record, (cumulative GPA 1 more than 3.0) and are in good health.
  • Those who have been permitted to get the scholarship of the FOUNDATION by their belonging institutes, universities or companies.
  • Those who have interest in the friendly relations between the Republic of Indonesia and Japan and are prepared to contribute to the promotion of such relations,
  • Those who have not been awarded other scholarships in Japan.


Less than THREE (3) students will be accepted for the 2011 scholarship program.


  • The payment of school and living expenses will be made to the scholarship students during their study in Japan, based on the Regulation of Scholarship Award of this FOUNDATION.
  • The scholarship award in 2011 is as follows.
    1. School expenses to be paid to the university such as entrance examination fee, entrance fee, tuition fee, etc. are all borne by the FOUNDATION.
    2. Monthly award of Yen 160,000 is given to each student as living expenses, including lodging expenses, medical expenses, transportation lee, books, etc. However, in case the lodging is paid for by the FOUNDATION, the monthly award may be reduced accordingly,
  • Air ticket (economy class, Jakarta-Tokyo) will be given to the scholarship students when coming to and leaving Japan. However, all other expenses necessary for traveling such as passport acquisition fee, visa fee for entering Japan, etc. are to be borne by the students.
  • A scholarship is awarded for up to two years and eight months maximum.
  • The payment of the award will commence from the date mentioned in the notification of acceptance, and is terminated on the date 30 days after the day of completion of study or research, the date leaving Japan or the expiration of 2 years and 8 months, whichever occurs earlier.
  • In case the date of commencement or termination of the scholarship award is in the middle of the month, full amount will be given if the balance of days is more than half month, and half amount if the balance of days is less than half month.
  • The payment of scholarship award is stopped in the following cases.
    1. When it becomes impossible for the students to continue study or research due to illness or failure in the examination to the master’s course or other reasons.
    2. When the results of school record are poor.
    3. When the professor in charge considers that the student is not qualified to continue studying or continue research.
    4. In case the student is unsound and improper in his conduct.
    5. When the student brings discredit to this FOUNDATION’s prestige and reputation.
  • Absence from Japan during grant period
    Scholarship students may leave Japan temporarily during the grant period if such absence does not interfere with the purpose of the grant.

    1. A total absence of up to 21 days per year after having passed the entrance examination to the master`s course will be allowed without any deduction in grant benefits.
    2. A total absence in excess of 21 days per year will result in deduction of monthly award for the excess period accordingly.


  • The selection shall be made from the qualified applicants by examining application form, past school records, study plan, letter of recommendation, and other documents. Government employee, recommended by State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia (SEKNEG) and accepted by academic supervisor of Japanese University as his student at the university in the written form of recommendation and/or compliance shall be given priority in Selection.
  • Selection procedures are as follows.
    1. Primary Selection. To be made by the Screening Committee of the FOUNDATION on examining the documents.
    2. Final Selection. To be made by the Board-Directors’ Meeting of the FOUNDATION,
    3. All applicants will be notified of the results of the primary selection by the end of January 2011 and the final selection of the scholarship students by the end of March 2011.


Applicants must fill out the fixed forms which please bring or send by registered mail to the following with the description of ” APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS” on the envelope.

INPEX Corporation, Jakarta Office
7th Floor, Mid Plaza Building I
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 10-ll
Jakarta 10220, Indonesia

The following papers must be submitted, being attached to the application form.

  1. 2 photographs, 5cm x 3.5cm, of upper part of the body without hat. One should be attached to the application form and the other with the name Written on the backside should not be attached.
  2. School Record. Transcript of academic record issued by the university attended
  3. Letter of Recommendation. Confidential letter addressed to the FOUNDATION from the president of the graduated university, or from the professor in charge, mentioning the applicants studying attitude, character, etc,
  4. Certificate of Graduation. Graduation certificate issued by the university attended.
  5. Personal History and Personal Data (Curriculum Vitae)
  6. Health Certificate made out by the medical doctor
  7. Admission Certificate from the university or other research institute in Japan, if already obtained. Certificate of TOEFL score record.
  8. Certificate of Japanese Language Test from Japanese Language Institutes, if any.
  9. Return Envelope (approx. 23cm X 12cm) with your name and address on the front.

The deadline for application is November 15, 2010, but the documents received with the postmark of the above date are also valid for application and accepted by the FOUNDATION.

All papers received with the application form will not be returned to the applicants.

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