Ivan Martika, a student of BINUS UNIVERSITY who majors in Japanese Literature, accomplished an impressive achievement. The 2013 BINUSIAN passed the selection for the scholarship of Monbukagakusho Program Japanese Studies 2011.
Ivan will attend college for a year at Osaka University, Japan (October 2011-September 2012). He obtains a full scholarship, provided by the Japan government. “If everything goes well, I will leave on 25 September 2011,” Ivan texted us.
The Monbukagakusho Program is developed especially for students majoring in Japanese Literature. The purpose is to improve their language ability and to enrich their cultural knowledge of Japan. The program is a non-degree scholarship and will occur for period of one year, starting from October 2011.
“Hopefully this achievement can improve the good reputation of BINUS UNIVERSITY on an international level,” said Head of Japanese Department, Elisa Carolina Marion SS to the editorial staff, Monday (12/9).
Every year, the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia (Jakarta) and the consulates in Surabaya, Medan and Makassar open registration and selection for students who wants to apply for the Monbukagakusho scholarship.
Their other programs include Research Student Program for university graduates, undergraduates, College of Technology, Professional Training College for high school graduates, Japanese Studies for students majoring in Japanese subjects, and Teacher Training. For now, there are 1.600 Indonesian students in Japan. 
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