2016 Kempi Scholarship to Study in Okinawa • DEADLINE: 10/9

2015 Kempi Students Party

NOTE: This specific post is for OAA members only (if you’re not an OAA member, please contact your closest Okinawa kenjinkai/association). Each kenjinkai/association submits their own applicants to the Okinawa Prefectural Government.

The 2015 application for the Kempi Scholarship to study in Okinawa is now available for interested persons! This unique and incredibly wonderful opportunity has been around a long time, but has changed and expanded in the past few years.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 9
If you’re interested in applying, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. There is an extensive application and selection process, so a sit-down info session at the OAA is highly recommended. Please contact us at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com

This annual scholarship provides three different opportunities:

  • study one year at one of five universities in Okinawa: University of Ryukyus, Okinawa University, Okinawa International University, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Meio University
  • study six months at a university and six months of business training
  • study a traditional Okinawan art (dance/music, textiles, making a sanshin, making a hanagasa, Ryukyuan/Okinawan cuisine, etc) (3 months language study and 9 months for training)

2015年度の県費留学生をOAAでも募集中です。恒例の留学先と内容:

  • 受入大学は琉球大学、名桜大学、沖縄国際大学、沖縄大学、沖縄県立芸術大学の5大学で、どちらかで1年間講義を受ける事が出来ます。
  • 半年間大学で講義を受けそして半年間現地企業研修も可能です。
  • 1年間の伝統芸能修得コースでは舞踊、織物、三味線、音楽等があります。

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be of full or partial Okinawan descent
  • Must be between 18 and 34 years of age (not older than 35 by April 1, 2016)
  • Must have basic Japanese language skills
  • Must have relatives or a family friend who is willing to sponsor the student
  • Must be an OAA member

応募の資格条件:

  • 沖縄県出身移住者の子弟、又は、OAAの会員である事。
  • 18歳から35歳までの会員で(2016年4月1日時点で35歳未満である者)
  • 修学・技術研修に必要な日本語を理解できる能力のある者。
  • 留学中の身元保証人として留学に理解と協力の得られる親族等が県内に住居している者。

APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Essay written in Japanese • Official transcripts (high school and/or college) • Physical exam (form will be given for doctor’s signature) • Sit-down interview (conducted at the OAA Center)

DEADLINE [締切日]: October 9, 2015
2015年10月9日(金曜日)午後12:00です。

There is an extensive application and selection process, so a sit-down info session at the OAA is highly recommended. Please contact us at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com as soon as possible.
詳細はOAAの事務局の山内優子までお問い合わせ下さい。

2014 Kempi Students Recognition

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