Persons interested in studying in Japan, from next year, are invited to apply for a number of scholarships being offered by the Japanese Government.

Research programmes for students will be available from April 2012 to March 2014 and October 2012 to March 2014. Both programmes will include six months of Japanese language instruction.

Undergraduate programmes will be offered for a seven-year period, from April 2012 to March 2019, for those majoring in medicine and related fields including dentistry and veterinary medicine. Pharmacology will, however, be offered as a six-year course.

For persons seeking to major in any other field of study, five-year scholarship programmes will be on offer for the period April 2012 to March 2017.

All programmes at the undergraduate level will include one year of Japanese language instruction.

Successful applicants for scholarship programmes will be required to sit an examination and attend an interview, both of which will be held in Trinidad.

For further information and application forms, interested persons should write to: the EMBASSY OF JAPAN; 5 Hayes Street, St. Clair; Port-of-Spain; REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, W.I.

The embassy may also be contacted at telephone number (868) 628-5991 ext 242; or, individuals may choose to send a fax or e-mail to (868) 628-6515 and respectively. Students may also visit the website:

The completed forms must be submitted to the Embassy no later than May 31.

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