The world is increasingly interconnected, and there is a growing need for leaders to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in both domestic and international realms. In order to succeed in this environment, leaders require acute insights into the industries, societies, and cultures other than their own.
Fujitsu supports this endeavor by providing postgraduate education and cross-cultural management training opportunities to participants from across the Asia-Pacific region. The Fujitsu Scholarship has been offered since 1985 as a key initiative for deepening the relationships between the countries
and citizens of the Asia-Pacific region through an exchange of cultural values, traditions, and business ways. This exchange fosters mutual understanding and cultivates networking necessary for navigating challenges of the region. This scholarship has since enabled 380 professionals from 17 countries and
Hawaii to study cross-cultural management at JAIMS, the Japan-America Institute of Management Science, in Hawaii, U.S.A.
If you are selected as a Fujitsu Scholar, you will attend JAIMS’ three-month East-West Knowledge Leaders Program (EWKLP), beginning in April 2011 or October 2011. After graduation, you will be expected to utilize your increased cultural sensitivity and business expertise in your home country,
thereby contributing toward mutual understanding and cooperation among the people of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Applicants must qualify for admission to the JAIMS EWKLP program. The following are required:
1. A bachelor’s degree or a degree equivalent to a fouryear standard baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
2. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
3. A minimum TOEFL score of 577/233/90 (paper/ computer/Internet), TOEIC score of 750, or IELTS overall band test result of 6.5 or higher from tests taken between October 2008 and September 2010.
The following applicants are exempt from submitting an English proficiency test score:
• Applicants whose native language is English and who are from either the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, or Singapore.
• Applicants who hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree within the last five years from an accredited or recognized college or university in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, or Singapore.
4. A minimum of three years of relevant full-time work experience (five years preferred) at the time of application.
5. Applicants must be a resident of the state of Hawaii, U.S.A., or a citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
• Tuition and fees for the EWKLP
• Stipend toward living expenses*
• Airfare and health insurance
* Applicants from the following countries/areas are not eligible to receive the monthly stipend: Australia, Hawaii, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Screening / Selection Procedures
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 on a designated date in November 2010. Applicants must reside in their respective countries of citizenship at the time of their interview.
3. Selection of recipients
a. Final selection will be determined by Fujitsu Limited.
b. Selection is based on English proficiency (for non-native speakers of English), work experience, motivation, goals as expressed in the essay and interview, academic performance, and test scores. A key factor is the individual’s commitment to contributing to the mutual understanding and cooperation between countries and to the development of his/her home country. However, no single attribute outweighs others in the selection process, and strengths in one area may be used to offset weaknesses in another.
Submit application documents to the Fujitsu Hawaii Representative Office by September 30, 2010 postmarked deadline (see special instructions for academic transcripts and test scores on the Application Checklist).
Note: Submitted application documents will not be returned to applicants.
If you have questions, contact the Fujitsu’s local affiliated office in your country/area or the Fujitsu Scholarship Program Office in Japan.
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