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Japanese scholarship for Omanis

An embassy official explains about “Japanese Government Scholarship and Student Life in Japan”   in a lecture at The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)

Muscat, (Oman): The Embassy of Japan has started the application process for the government of Japan's scholarships for the year 2015.

"The Japanese government offers two scholarships to Oman annually and so far, 35 Omani alumni have benefited. There is also a scholarship programme for teacher training," a release issued by the embassy stated.

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), presented a lecture titled “Japanese Government Scholarship and Student Life in Japan” here at the university lately. The event allowed prospective students wishing to study in Japan a chance of acquainting themselves with the country and to learn more about student life in Japan. An embassy official presented an outline of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology scholarship programme and application procedure.

There are Omanis who have studied and are studying in Japan and Japanese students have visited the Sultanate. There is a scholarship programme for teachers training. The MEXT scholarship is for postgraduate study in Japan and applicants can begin as research students or as Master's/doctoral students. The scholarship is extendable in order for research students to complete a Master's degree, and Master's students to complete a PhD. Students may select a course of their choice so long as it is relevant to the university or college curriculum.

Cross-student exchanges and cultural visits are a way of further cementing bonds of friendship and increasing knowledge amongst the student-fraternity of the two countries. Further information is available from Cultural Section of the Embassy of Japan at telephone 24601028 ext: 38.

Developments in people-to-people exchange lay the foundation of the friendly relationship between Japan and Oman. Currently, more than 50 Omani students are studying in Japan. In addition, one of the Japanese universities has a Sultan Qaboos Chair course, which contributes to the development of research on the Middle East region in Japan.

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