SSSV, 90 days Program, Indonesian students, 農工融合研修

JASSO/TUAT-funded: SSSV/Short-Stay (90 days)
Program for Indonesian students on Agriculture and Engineering
日本インドネシア農工融合国際人材育成研修プログラム

FELLOWS (Graduate Students)
– Listya Citra Suluhingtyas (ITB) 2011/10-
– Jenny Rizkiana (ITB) 2011/10-
– Hanif Yuliani (UI) 2011/10-
– Ira Trisnawati (UI) 2011/10-
– Yessy Velina (IPB) 2011/12-
– Effendi (IPB) 2011/12-
Institut Teknologi Bandung: ITB; Institut Pertanian Bogor: IPB, Universitas Indonesia: UI

Activities:
Oct.6: Lab Tour, Lenggoro Lab
Oct.7: Lab Tour, Yamashita Lab
Oct.12: Lab Tour, Yohda Lab
Oct.14: Semi-open Seminar, Lenggoro Lab
Oct.26: Semi-open Seminar, Lenggoro Lab
Nov.18: Lab Tour, (Tojo/Chosa Lab) and Plant Factory of blueberry in Fuchu campus
Nov.18: Joint seminar with Tojo/Chosa Lab, Fuchu campus.
Nov.21: Workshop with other fellows (Vietnam, Brazil, etc.) in Fuchu campus.

Dec.20: We visited RION Co. a manufacturer of sound- and light-based instrumentation.

HOST/ADVISOR AT TUAT:
** Wuled Lenggoro (Program Director): Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering >> Particle Engineering Lab.
* Yohda,Masafumi: Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering >> Laboratory for Biomolecules and Proteomes
* Tojo,Seishu: Professor, Department of Ecoregion Science, Graduate School of Agriculture >> Agro-Environment Control and Renewable Energy Lab. >> Lab-brochure.
* Yamashita,Yoshiyuki: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Graduate School of Engineering >> Process Systems Engineering Lab. >> Lab-brochure. (Collaborating with Dr.Minejima,Chika)

Objectives:
Short-term training for graduate students from Indonesia to foster students endowed with both a wide range of perspectives in the combined disciplines of agriculture and engineering, to address the on-going global issues such as food-/natural-resources and environmental-/pollution-issues, and also to help students develop the related technical, leadership and cultural skills.

PERIOD:
From September October 2011 (for maximum three months). However, some fellows may also start the program from November 2011 (until January or February 2012).

SCHOLARSHIP:
* Sponsor: Japan Student Services Organization-JASSO
* Monthly stipend: 80,000 yen per month (up to three months)
* Please note that Japanese side (TUAT/JASSO) will not support the following:
— Transportation fee including a round-trip air ticket (Jakarta-Tokyo)
— Travel medical insurance program

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION
– Graduate student (master or doctoral course) at ITB, IPB, or UI
– Follow a short-term (max. three months) training on Agriculture-and-Engineering studies at TUAT campus, Tokyo.
– Make an application via a coordinator (ITB), International Relation Office (IPB) or contact-person (UI)
– Join a travel medical insurance program

DETAILED APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Distribution of application guidelines (TUAT >> Indonesian University (ITB, IPB, UI): End of June.
2. Recruitment of students (by Indonesian universities)
3. Application (Student >> Indonesian university)
4. Recommendation of students (ITB/IPB/UI >> TUAT)
5. Recommendation of students (TUAT >> the sponsor/JASSO)
6. Notice of screening results (JASSO >> TUAT)
7. Notice of screening results (TUAT >> Indonesia universities >> student)
8. Visa application via Japanese Embassy in Jakarta: July-August August-September.
9. Coming to Tokyo: September October (or later, if necessary)
10. End of the program: the end of December (or later)

NOTE
– Under the guidance of the host professor, a student should join/start a research project related to on-going global issues, including food and natural resources issues and environmental and pollution issues.
– It is preferable to make a report and present it at a weekly-(or maybe monthly) seminar where several research advisors (host professors of this program) may attend.
– TUAT will try to offer some Japanese language courses, special for this program.
– The coordinator is now (June 2011) arranging six rooms at TUAT International Student Dormitory, which is good moneywise comparing the other accommodation facilities.

Why TUAT?
TUAT with its three core “fields” of Engineering, Agriculture, and Veterinary science, is a unique university. Holding to the fundamental principles of contributing to the development of science and technology in harmony with society and the natural environment, TUAT trains human resources who address interrelated issues through free thought-based academic research in agriculture , engineering and integrated fields. (link from www.tuat.ac.jp)

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– GENERAL INFORMATION –
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STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM (SCHOLARSHIP FOR SHORT-STAY IN JAPAN)

PROGRAM OUTLINE
This scholarship is available for qualified international students accepted by project leaders at Japanese universities, graduate schools, or technical colleges under each university’s student exchange agreement or its equivalent memorandum of understanding, on a short-stay basis for up to three months.

– This scholarship program is funded by MEXT and administered by JASSO (Japan Student Service Organization.)
– Up to 3 months during the 2011-2012 academic year (July 2011- March 2012)
– Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month, provided by JASSO

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION
Applicants must satisfy the following conditions: 
– MUST hold nationality of countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan.
– DOES NOT hold nationality of Japan.

APPLICATION OVERVIEW
Japanese universities submit their student exchange project plans for short stay to JASSO.  Based on each plan, JASSO allocates the quota of scholarships to each project at the participating Japanese universities. Within this quota, each project leader will recommend their exchange students to JASSO through their corresponding Japanese university.

Recommendations will be accepted from universities within the approved quota of scholarships.

All applications must be processed through Japanese universities. Direct applications from overseas universities or students to JASSO will not be accepted.

CONDITIONS AT TUAT
Exchange students must remain registered at their home university and will be accepted as International Internship Students or equivalent statuses at TUAT. A recommendation from their supervisors at their universities is required to apply for the program.

Exchange students must carry comprehensive health insurance valid in Japan and will be charged the usual contractual rate for such insurance. Students must submit health certificates to TUAT in advance. Students must also pay for designated university insurance valid in Japan when arriving at TUAT.

The period for which the exchange students will be received shall be determined according to each approved scholarship and shall no more than three months.

Exchange students must submit a report of study results to TUAT soon after the program is completed.

TUAT will arrange providing the exchange students with housing at the university’s international house during their stay as long as rooms are available. During busy periods, the international house may be full, and exchange students may have to find a private apartment around TUAT instead.

Each project leader at TUAT will be responsible for arranging supervising professors for the exchange students.

Exchange students must comply with international exchange laws and other legal requirements of Japan as well as with the rules and regulations of TUAT.



– Other programs supported by JASSO, 2011 >> List


Fee for Dormitory
– Basic fee, per month = 16,700 yen (including commonly fee)
– Fee when someone move (for cleaning the room etc) = 12,000 yen.
– Rental of futon (sleeping tool) = 8,500-9,000 yen (for three months)
+ Plus = water (1,500 yen/month, fixed)
+ Electric power = (around 2,000 / month, depending on the usage)
Then TOTAL per month = 28,700 yen. (Relatively cheap, comparing with a single room at normal apartment = 55,000 yen, not-including electricity, water, futon)



MEMO: FOR VISA APPLICATION

本人が自国で用意する書類
①査証申請書
②写真
③旅券
④航空便の予約確認書・証明書等
⑤在学証明書
⑥渡航費用支弁能力を証する資料
 ・所属大学の許可証、派遣状、これらに準ずる文書等
 ・預金残高証明書
・詳細は事前に国内の日本大使館・総領事館に問い合わせ、右記の日本からの書類とともに申請すること。
(本人確認書類、補足資料を必要とする場合がある。)
・申請受理後の審査期間は概ね1週間程度。
・査証の有効期間は3ヶ月。

○日本側で用意する書類
①招へい理由書
②滞在予定表
(左記⑥の渡航費用を招へい元が負担する場合は、次の③、④を提出)
③身元保証書
④招へい機関に関する資料(大学概要説明書・パンフレット等)
・渡航費用は本人負担であるが、滞在費は招へい側負担であるので、上記③、④も念のため、準備する。
・上記の書類を相手国国内の査証申請人(本人)に送付すること。”