Fujitsu Scholarship

Fujitsu Scholarship

The Fujitsu Scholarship supports your development as a global leader by funding your participation in the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program.

Hone your leadership vision with this specialized program, delivered by JAIMS, in the wonderful setting of Honolulu, Hawaii. The diverse student body and rigorous curriculum will stretch you to be your best, and prepare you to lead your organization to success in the 21st Century.

The deadline for submitting your completed application for the 25th Fujitsu Scholarship is January 31, 2009. Please click on a link in the box below for more details.

Qualifications

In addition to qualifying for the
Fujitsu Scholarship, you must also qualify for admission to JAIMS' EWKLP. For complete EWKLP information, refer to the EWKLP Application Packet contained at the bottom of the Application Checklist section. Fujitsu Scholarship qualifications include the following:

1. A bachelor's degree or a degree equivalent to a four-year 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 January 2007 and January 2009. Applicants who received a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree with at least two years of full-time coursework within the last five years from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, or New Zealand; or from a university in Canada, Africa or Singapore, where English is the language of instruction are exempt from taking the TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS.
4. A minimum of three years of relevant full-time work experience (five years preferred) at the time of application.
5. To qualify for the Fujitsu Scholarship, 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.

To find out more information about these placement exams, click on the appropriate link below:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- http://www.ets.org/toefl/
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
- http://www.ets.org/toeic/
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- http://www.ielts.org/

Application Process (Please refer to
website for further information)

1. Download the Fujitsu Scholarship Application Packet from the bottom of the Application Checklist.
2. If you are unable to do so, please request the application packets through your local Fujitsu Limited affiliated office. You can find your local affiliate from this list here.
3. Complete and submit all documents listed on the Application Checklist.
4. Deadline for submission: January 31, 2009
Applicants who fail to submit all documents by the due date cannot be considered.
Submitted application documents will not be returned to applicants.
5. Submit all application materials to:
Fujitsu Hawaii Representative Office
c/o JAIMS
6660 Hawaii Kai Drive
Honolulu, HI 96825
U.S.A.

Selection Process

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 at a designated date in April or May 2009. Applicants should be residing in their respective countries of citizenship (or in Hawaii for Hawaii residents) 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.

Benefits

The Fujitsu Scholarship benefits include tuition and fees for the EWKLP program. Other benefits, which vary in amount each year, are also included.

1. Tuition and Fees for the EWKLP

2. Stipend Toward Living Expenses *
*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.

3. Airfare:
Fujitsu Ltd. will provide a round-trip air ticket to cover transportation from the participant's home country to Honolulu, and back. The selection of the air carrier and travel agent, including itinerary, is at the discretion of Fujitsu Ltd. In the event the participant wishes to change and/or expand the route and/or the period of stay, Fujitsu Ltd. reserves the right to withhold the original ticket.

4. Health Insurance:
Fujitsu Ltd. will provide medical insurance that covers a portion of the participant's medical expenses during the program period. The participant pays all medical expenses not covered by the medical insurance. The selection of the medical insurance plan is at the discretion of Fujitsu Ltd.

5. Housing Arrangements:
JAIMS will assist in locating appropriate housing in Honolulu for all participants. Fujitsu Ltd. will provide and pay for participant accommodations in Japan.
6. Visa Arrangements:
When applicable, participants will be assisted in obtaining the F-1 Student visa to enter the U.S. EWKLP participants will be assisted with the appropriate visa to enter Japan, if necessary. The expense of obtaining the visa is the financial responsibility of the participant.


Source: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/responsibility/community/scholarship/

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