Faculty of Science and EngineeringWaseda University


Student Voice: Khin Sabai Htwe

From Myanmar

  • Name
    Khin Sabai Htwe
  • Country/ Region of Citizenship
  • Graduated from
    University of Computer Studies, Mandalay (UCSM)
  • Department
    Department of Computer Science and Communications Engineering (Doctoral)

“Special Scholarship Exclusively for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar” honored student


How did you find out about Waseda University?

I found out about the providing scholarships from Waseda University in “Fair in Japan 2015” festival held in Myanmar.  I went to observe, and I got some information documents from Waseda University’s staffs in there.


Why did you choose Waseda University?

Waseda University, one of the Institute University of Japan, is remaining at the high ranking not only in Japan but also in Asia.  Waseda’s mission is to build leaders, and it did producing leaders in different fields.  The other favorite thing is “Waseda University is in the central Tokyo”.


How did you get information for our program?

Since there was a “Fair in Japan 2015 Yangon” in Myanmar, I knew about the providing scholarships via some documents given by staff in Waseda University.  Then, I heard about this program from social network.


Did you have any concerns before coming to Japan?

Yes, I had concerned about the language difficulties, food, and weather because I cannot speak Japanese language yet.  I am a little afraid to face with freezing weather.  But now I am planning to study Japanese language in center and I will try to communicate each other.


Have you had any difficulties when you started a new life here?

Yes, I had because everything is Japanese language in here.  So, I tried to understand the meaning using Google translate and sometimes asked to another Japanese person if I lost the way or buy something in market.  Japanese people are very kind and explained to me patiently.


How is your life in Japan and Waseda?

Living in Japan is amazing and comfortable for transportation.  My dormitory is near the station, so I can go everywhere by train if I want to.  Especially, their instructions for direction are very clear even without knowledge of place.


What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I went to famous place in Japan such as Kamakura Daibutsu in Kanagawa Prefecture, and Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba City.  Sometimes, I go shopping with my friends to Shinjuku and Shibuya.  Most of days, I usually spend my free time in my dormitory and do cook by myself for lunch.


How are the relationships with your supervisor and lab members?

My supervisor is a good communicating teacher and very friendly.  He gave me helpful suggestion for my research journey.  And he arranges to all of us to discuss about our research topics every Tuesday a week.  Also, lab members discuss about the new idea in seminar.  And they exchange their opinions with each other.


Outline of the research

My research is biometric protection for personal identification system.  Nowadays, authentication is an important role for digital world.  Later, biometric is used for security key is more secure than conventional password system.  So, as increasing using biometric, we should think about the biometric privacy such as template data.  I will research about this with my own research ideas.


What is your career goal after your degree completion?

As a government staff in Myanmar, I will apply the knowledge and technologies taught from Japan in my specialized field.  As I can, I will effort and continue to develop my country when I come back to my country after completing the doctoral program.


Short message to the prospective students

in English

Waseda University is well known as a popular private university in Japan.  Also, international students come to learn and study.  You can easily go everywhere if you want to because Waseda University is in Shinjuku is known as a famous place in Tokyo.  You can continuously effort your research themes under the instructions of skillful Professors.  As a bilateral friendship of Japan and Myanmar, Waseda University also gives the special opportunities to only Myanmar citizens into “Special Scholarship Programs Exclusively for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar”.  So, I would like you to come here to study about high technology and subjects in Japan.  Please I hope you will try to enter Waseda University through Waseda’s Scholarship and other scholarships.  I will warmly welcome and wish to see you in Waseda University.

in Myanmar Language



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