Semarang, io.undip.ac.id – INPEX SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (the FOUNDATION) was established as
nonprofit organization in Japan in March 1981 with a donation by then Indonesia
Petroleum, Ltd. (now INPEX CORPORATION) in commemoration of the 15th
Anniversary in order to promote mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill
through an exchange of students by means of scholarship awards.
Under its international education exchange program, the FOUNDATION offers
scholarships to promising Indonesian students who wish to study in a postgraduate
course of university in Japan and accepts the applicants for scholarships for 2023
on the following program.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

(1) Those who have the nationality of the Republic of Indonesia and are less than 30 years of age at
the time of the submission of the application, and have a “SARJANA” Degree in Natural Science
(such as Engineering, Agriculture, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Computer Science… )
from a prestigious Indonesian university with at least 16 years of school education, or equivalent
academic background.
(2) Those who have the aim to study and research a course of Natural Science in a Master’s program
at a Japanese University, and were permitted or are expected to be permitted to enter the
university.
(3) Those who have excellent results of their studies at a University (cumulative GPA: more than
3.00).
(4) Those who have been permitted to receive the scholarship of the FOUNDATION by their
belonging institutes, universities or companies.
(5) 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.
(6) Those who had not or have not been awarded similar scholarships in Japan for the Program

NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS TO BE ACCEPTED

A maximum of THREE (3) students will be accepted for the 2023 scholarship program

PAYMENT AND STOPPAGE OF AWARD

(1) 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 the FOUNDATION.
(2) The scholarship award in 2023 is as follows.

1) School expenses to be paid to the university such as entrance examination fee, entrance fee,
tuition fee, etc. will be covered by the Scholarship.
INPEX SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (the FOUNDATION) was established as
nonprofit organization in Japan in March 1981 with a donation by then Indonesia
Petroleum, Ltd. (now INPEX CORPORATION) in commemoration of the 15th
Anniversary in order to promote mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill
through an exchange of students by means of scholarship awards.
Under its international education exchange program, the FOUNDATION offers
scholarships to promising Indonesian students who wish to study in a postgraduate
course of university in Japan and accepts the applicants for scholarships for 2023
on the following program.
12) Monthly payment of Yen 160,000 is given to each student to cover living expenses, including
lodging expenses, medical expenses, transportation fee, internet access fee, books, etc.
Commuter pass expenses are seperately covered by the Scholarship.
(3) Return air ticket (economy class from Jakarta to Tokyo, Japan) will be covered by the
Scholarship. All other expenses necessary for travelling such as passport acquisition fee, visa fee
for entering Japan, etc. are to be covered by the students.
(4) A scholarship is awarded for a total period of up to two years and eight months.
(5) The payment of the award will commence from the date mentioned in the notification of
acceptance, and will end 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 first.
(6) 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.
(7) The payment of scholarship award is stopped in the following cases.
1) When it becomes impossible for the student to continue their research due to illness or
failure in the examination to the Master‘s course or other reasons.
2) When the results of University record are poor to pursue the Program.
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 improper in their conduct.
5) When the student brings discredit to the FOUNDATION‘s prestige and reputation.
6) When the student makes false report to the FOUNDATION, or disobeys the rules and/or
regulations of the FOUNDATION.
(8) 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.

SELECTION

(1) The selection shall be made from the qualified applicants by examining application form, past
school records, research plan, Letter of Recommendation (LOR), Letter of Acceptance (LOA),
English proficiency test score and other documents.
(2) Selection procedures are as follows.
1) Primary Selection to be made by the Screening Committee of the FOUNDATION on examining
the documents and interview the short-listed candidates.
2) Final Selection to be made by the Board of Directors’ Meeting of the FOUNDATION.
23) All applicants will be notified of the results of the primary selection by early February 2023
and the final selection of the scholarship students by the end of March 2023.

APPLICATION METHOD

(1) Applicants must complete the fixed forms (APPLICATION FORM FOR SCHOLARSHIPS 2023.pdf),
and email to the following address, along with a photograph (standard graphics format such as
jpg, pdf, gif) taken within the last six months, shoulders and above without a hat.
(2) Applicants must bring or send (by registered mail) other required application documents, with
the description of “APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS” on the envelope.
(3) Regarding the above, the following application documents must be submitted.
1) Printed fixed forms (APPLICATION FORM FOR SCHOLARSHIPS 2023.pdf) with signature on
the last page.
2) Academic record issued by the University attended.
3) Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
Confidential letter addressed to the FOUNDATION from either the president or the advisory
professor at the graduated university, and/or from the present employer (if currently
employed).
4) Certificate of Graduation
Graduation certificate issued by the university attended.
5) Letter of Acceptance (LOA)
Confidential letter addressed to the FOUNDATION from the advisory professor at the
Japanese university which an applicant wishes to enter.
6) Personal History and Personal Data (Curriculum Vitae)
7) Health certificate issued by Medical Doctor to confirm ability to pursue the Program
(Certificate in Indonesian acceptable)
8) Certificate of TOEFL iBT / TOFEL ITP / TOEIC / IELTS score record.
9) Certificate of Japanese language proficiency, if any.
(4) The deadline for application is 31st October 2022. The email and the documents received with
the postmark of the above date are also valid for application and accepted by the FOUNDATION.
(5) All documents received with the application form will not be returned to the applicants.
INPEX Masela, Ltd. Jakarta Office
Sentral Senayan 1 Building 18th Floor,
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia
isf-foundation@inpex.co.jp

COMMENCEMENT OF RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The recipients of the scholarship award should take up their scholarship during 2023 Japanese fiscal
year (up to 31st March 2024). Extension of the scholarship beyond the specified period will not be
considered.

ARRIVAL ALLOWANCE

Yen 60,000 will be paid to each student, who is awarded 2023 scholarships by the FOUNDATION, upon
their arrival at Japan.

COMPREHENSIVE ACCIDENT INSURANCE

The FOUNDATION will take out comprehensive accident insurance on the recipients of the INPEX
Scholarships to cover them from their time of entry into Japan until their arrival back in Indonesia at
the completion of their study in Japan. The amount of the policy is Yen 25,000,000 for Injury Death
and Residual Disability. The FOUNDATION requires each recipient of a scholarship to take out insurance
for themselves to cover the period from their exit from Indonesia to their entry into Japan. The
FOUNDATION will then reimburse each scholarship recipient for the insurance premium.

LODGINGS

The FOUNDATION has no lodgings to accommodate the scholarship students. Housing availability is
rather limited in big cities in Japan, therefore, the student who is awarded the scholarship of the
FOUNDATION should secure their lodgings beforehand through their advisors or acquaintances in
Japan. The FOUNDATION will also help the scholarship student to find their suitable lodgings.

SCHEDULE FOR ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS FOR 2023

  • 31st October 2022 Closing of application
  • early in January 2023 Interview with the short-listed candidates
  • January 2023 Decision of successful candidates from primary selection
  • March 2023 Decision of scholarship students
  • April/May 2023
  • Submission of application as Research Student by the above scholarship students
  • September 2023 Arrival of scholarship students from Indonesia to Japan
  • October 2023 Commencement of study of Research Student Program of the university
  • January 2024 Entrance examination to the Master’s course
  • April 2024 Commencement of study at the Master’s course of the university

INFORMATION ACCEPTANCE OF FOREIGN STUDENTS IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITIES

Several Japanese Universities have had significant experience in hosting foreign students. At first, they
admit their applicants as research students for six months, and let such students, whose knowledge of
Japanese language is insufficient, mainly study Japanese language in the special course of the
University. Then, at the end of the special course, the research student must take a special entrance
examination to the Master‘s course, usually for academic intellectual faculty and Japanese/English
language proficiency. The examination usually involves an interview by the professor in charge. Only
those who passed such special entrance examination are admitted entering the university as a regular
student of the Master’s course. Even after admitted, many classes are taught in Japanese, some
explained in English, and some conducted in mixed languages. The importance of studying the
Japanese language throughout their campus life cannot be overemphasized in addition to improving
English proficiency. The FOUNDATION encourages its scholarship students to study Japanese language
and extends financial assistance by means of compensating Japanese language tuition fees immediately
after selected.
Recently some of Japanese universities have opened a new course such as International Graduate
Course or Global Course for international students. They place their entrance examination and hold
classes in English. Those universities do not necessarily specify how much proficiency in English is
required, but many deem that more than 550 TOEFL ITP score record or the equivalent level in other
English proficiency tests will be necessary. Even foreign students in International Graduate Course will
need a certain level of Japanese language proficiency to fully enjoy their life in Japan. A recent study
shows that the higher fluency in Japanese language a foreign student acquires, the more fruitful life
they can spend in Japan.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITIES

According to the educational system of Japan, the course for a Master’s degree requires at least two
years for study after graduation from a university (i.e. after completion of the whole course of 16 years
conducted at school – 6 years in primary school, each 3 years in middle and high school and 4 years in
faculty course of university).
Those who have studied in such a course for the required terms of study, obtaining the necessary
credits, and have passed the terminal examination after submission of their theses, will be given the
Master’s degree.

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