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Master Kong Dream Scholarship Program

Introduction

Master Kong Dream Scholarship Program is carried out by Waseda University’s Center for International Education from AY2016 fall semester, made possible by the donation of Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi Holding Corporation, a  general food company.At the end of the program, students will be writing research papers on subjects such as environmental issues, food safety, and dwindling birthrate combined with the aging population.

<Scholarship Recipients>
Undergraduate students of one of following five Chinese Universities:

Peking University
Tsinghua University
Fudan University
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Zhejiang University

<Duration of Study Abroad>
6 months (Spring or Fall semester)

<Number of Scholarship Recipients>
25 for each semester

Application

Step 1:Decide which school you will apply for at Waseda and nomination by home universities

Before application, applicants MUST consult with staff of their home universities if this affects your graduation and credit transfer, and also which school you can apply for.

Documents to be submitted to their home university by the deadline your home university announces (must be in ENGLISH)

  1. CV
  2.  Research Proposal (approx. 1000-1200 words)
  3.  English Test Score Sheet (TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS)
  4.  Transcript
 Step 2: Research Proposal evaluation and interview by Master Kong and Waseda University

Interview by Master Kong and Waseda University will be held at your home university. (the date of interview cannot be changed)

Step 3: Apply for undergraduate school at Waseda University

If applicants pass the interview, they must submit an online application form and other required documents such as a Study Plan, a certificate of English score, and an application form for VISA, etc.Based on the submitted documents for the exchange program, each school screens the documents, and an acceptance letter will be issued. Students finally become Master Kong Students.

 

Schedule

Program Schedule for Spring Admission (tentative, subject to change)

Timeline Details
Mid -June Program Information is released at 5 Chinese Universities
June – September Nomination by home universities
Mid – October Interview by Master Kong and Waseda University in China
End of October Acceptance Notification of Interview
November Apply for School at Waseda University
December Screening at Schools of Waseda University
End of January Notification of Acceptance, Visa Application process starts
Early March Pre-Departure Orientation in Shanghai (A week)
Early-March Master Kong Dream Scholarship Program starts in Japan
Late May Field Trip to Sukumo-City, Kochi Prefecture (Mandatory)
Early-Mid August Return to China

 

Program Schedule for Fall Admission (tentative, subject to change)

Timeline Details
Mid November Program Information is released at 5 Chinese Universities
November-December Nomination by home universities
Mid January Interview by Master Kong and Waseda University in China
 End of January Acceptance Notification of Interview
 February Apply for School at Waseda University
 April Screening at Schools of Waseda University
 Late May Notification of Acceptance, Visa Application process starts
 Early September Pre-Departure Orientation in Shanghai (A week)
  Early September Master Kong Dream Scholarship Program starts in Japan
 Late October Field Trip to Sukumo-City, Kochi Prefecture (Mandatory)
 Early-Mid January Return to China

Dormitory

Waseda University shall arrange accommodation within 40 minutes from campus by train, with one room for 2 students, basic furniture and appliances provided, and a communal kitchen and bathroom.

 

Scholarship

The following support will be provided:

  • Tuition fee at Waseda University (under the scheme of student exchange program)
  • Housing
  • Air tickets (from Shanghai to Tokyo and Tokyo to either Shanghai or Beijing)
  • Living stipend in Japan (Approx. 410,000 Japanese Yen in total)

 

Curriculum in Japan

In addition to students’ affiliated school’s curriculum, Master Kong students follow the designated curriculum and must acquire at least 14 credits in total (20 credits for SILS).

 1.Mandatory courses offered by CIE

Course Name Name of Instructor Semester Day・Time Credits Language Campus
Global Asia Practicum 01 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Spring  Mon.6 4 English Waseda
Global Asia Practicum 02 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Fall  Mon.6 4 English Waseda
Global Asia Seminar I 01 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Spring Wed.1 2 English Waseda
Global Asia Seminar I 02 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Fall Wed.1 2 English Waseda
Global Asia Seminar II 01 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Spring Wed.2 2 English Waseda
Global Asia Seminar II 02 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Fall Wed.3 2 English Waseda
Global Asia Seminar III 01 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Spring Wed.3 2 English Waseda
Global Asia Seminar III 02 HIRAKAWA, Sachiko Fall Wed.3 2 English Waseda

Instructor

 

2. Courses offered by affiliated school

  • Political Science and Economics
  • Commerce
  • SILS (School of Int’l Liberal Studies)
  • Social Sciences
  • Fundamental Science & Engineering
  • Creative Science & Engineering
  • Advanced Science & Engineering

 

3.Japanese Language Course (Optional)

Master Kong students CANNOT register for a language course as part of the required minimum of 14 credits (except SILS). However, they may register for language courses as additional credits to the minimum 14 credits.

 

Field Trip and Guest Speakers

To develop knowledge for the final report, Waseda University will set up the following arrangements based on students’ interests. These are part of “Global Asia Practicum” and “Global Asia Seminar I ~III” so all Master Kong students need to participate in those events.

 

Field Trip to Sukumo –City, Kochi Prefecture (4 days)

Sukumo City is the place of birth of Azusa ONO who is called “Mother of Founding Waseda University”. Kochi Prefecture is a Japanese rural area and known as an aging society. The aim is to know how an aging society has impacted the rural area, and how local people try to manage it. Students will visit local communities such as elementary school, nursing home, etc. and interact with the local people. In addition, students learn environmental study especially focusing on forestry. All students submit a report on the field trip.

Special classes by guest speakers

*guest speaker is subject to change

During class, we will invite three guest speakers from outside the university and discuss International Relations. In the past we have invited the following speakers:

  • Head of the OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague

Asian OSCE participating states and partners for cooperation, the impact of security and economy-related questions in the region

  • Retired Vice Admiral, former Commander in chief of JMSDF fleet

Geopolitics and Trends in the Asia-Pacific at the Maritime Theater

  • Intelligence Analyst at Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office (CIRO)

Globalization and the Crime Situation in Japan

Contact

If there are any questions, please contact GES at the following e-mail address, which Waseda University entrusts clerical work concerning the admission procedures.

GES: Ms Chen Hangyu chenhangyu@xf-world.org

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