Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Teacher Training Programs: Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Teacher Upgrading)

Registration for the departure in 2009 will be opened on 16 November and closed on January 29, 2010

Teacher Upgrading Program (Teacher Training Program) is one of the Japanese Government scholarship programs (Monbukagakusho) specifically designed for teachers for teaching in accordance with improving qualities. They will be given training in how to teach, making the teaching-learning plan more effectively and attract students and other things that can improve and quality of teachers. This program is a non-degree programs and the length is 1 year 6 months (including 6-month Japanese language learning) from October 2010.


1. Graduates of S-1 or D-4, and teachers who are actively teaching in elementary, junior, senior high school (including private schools and vocational).
2. Applicant has taught more than 5 years of formal education institutions on April 1, 2010. All fields are offered except, the Indonesian language, local language, Arabic language, religious education and hospitality.
3. Age under 35 years old on April 1, 2010.
4. Physically and spiritually healthy. (female applicants are not allowed in the pregnant condition)
5. Willing to learn Japanese because the language of instruction at the university is in Japanese.


1. Without the bond department.
2. Return economy ticket Indonesia (Jakarta) - Japan.
3. Free entrance exam fees, tuition and registration fee.
4. Monthly allowance of ¥ 170,000 per month (there is a possibility to change).
5. Participants are provided with dormitory regulated solely by payment recipients.


1. Registration opened on 16 November 2009 and closed on January 29, 2010.
2. For applicants, both public and private employees can directly submit / send the completed form to the Education Section Embassy of Japan with the necessary documents attached.
3. For applicants with the status of permanent civil servants to report and submit a photocopy of the form to the Bureau of International Cooperation (BKLN) Ministry of National Education.

(incomplete documents will not be received)

1. Form.
2. Passport photo (must be affixed on the form).
3. Diploma and transcripts.
4. Letter from the teaching that explains that the applicant is a faculty member who is still actively teaching and approved this scholarship program.
5. Letter of recommendation from employers about the person of the applicant.

* All documents should be written in English or Japanese.

Selection Steps

1. English written test (especially for teachers of Japanese: Japanese language test) on February 16, 2010.
2. Those who passed the written examination will be invited for an interview in Jakarta.
3. Those who pass the interview will be recommended to Monbukagakusho.
4. Those who pass the selection in the Monbukagakusho will receive scholarship recipients

Source: http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp/sch_tt.html


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