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Showa University Foreign Research Fellow 2018

The reception facility: Showa University International Training center for Endoscopy and endoscopic surgery (SUITE) / Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Yokohama Northern Hospital

Location: 35-1 Chigasaki-chuo Tsuzuki-ku Yokohama city 224-8503 Japan

(A). Foreign Research Fellow with a scholarship

Program: From April 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019.
You can start learning from any time during this period.
Application is open between June 1st and July 1st, 2017.
The result of the selection will be out in October 2017

To be a foreign research fellow, you need to satisfy the university’s criteria as follows:

-You have graduated from a university or you are considered to have the same level of education.
-And now you are working at a university / hospital / institution.

Required documents
  1. A letter of recommendation from your current workplace. Please use the official letterhead.
  2. Curriculum Vitae with your photo in it (Resume, Research brief etc.)
  3. Medical License in English (copy)
  4. Diploma or graduation certificate in English (copy)
  5. Completed Application Form (Please download)
    You can apply for:
    ・The use of the dormitory (if there is a vacancy)

    - Location: Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku in Tokyo (It takes one hour from our hospital by train and walk)
    - Room: A shared type room for two people.

    ・A scholarship (100,000 yen / month)

    - You need to study for more than 3 months to be eligible for application.
    - The maximum benefit period of the scholarship is one year.
    - If you would receive financial support from the government or other organizations at the same time, you can’t apply for this scholarship.

  6. A copy of certificate that proves the ability of speaking/writing/listening in English. (TOEFL or IELTS would be highly appreciated if possible)
  7. An essay that describes the motive of your application and the plan of your study.  (Free style. Character limit: N/A)

    NB: The training program starts in April and ends in March next year. (Showa University academic year begins on April 1st.) If your training schedule overlaps consecutive academic years, you may need to apply again later (for the period in the next year). At the end of the training, you will receive the training completion certificate from Showa University.

    Please also check this web site:
    Showa University Application Process for International Fellows

(B).  Foreign Research Fellow without a scholarship

Learning period: 3 months at least and 1 year at the maximum
Application: open anytime (NB: There is a limit to the number or trainees at one time)
Submission deadline: 6 months before your visit

To be a foreign research fellow, you need to satisfy the university’s criteria as follows:

-You have graduated from a university or you are considered to have the same level of education.
-And now you are working at a university / hospital / institution.

Required documents (Submission deadline: 6 months before your visit)
  1. A letter of recommendation from your current workplace.
    Please use the official letterhead.
    Official letterhead:company / organization stationery usually containing a company's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and often including a logo and other details.
  2. Curriculum Vitae with your photo in it (Resume, Research brief etc.)
  3. Medical License in English (copy)
  4. Diploma or graduation certificate in English (copy)
  5. Completed Application Form
    Showa University Faculty meeting will select or accept research fellows and it takes about 2-3 months for the procedure.
  6. A copy of certificate that proves the ability of speaking/writing/listening in English. (TOEFL or IELTS would be highly appreciated if possible)
  7. An essay that describes the motive of your application and the plan of your study.  (Free style. Character limit: N/A)

    NB: Please inform us if you would like to use the dormitory.
    You can use it if there is a vacancy. (Location: Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku in Tokyo)
    At the end of the training, you will receive the training completion certificate from Showa University.

    Please also check this web site:
    Showa University Application Process for International Fellows

(C). Visitor (Visa-free term visit with a simple registration)

Please note that we don’t accept visitors if they need a visa to enter Japan.
If you need a visa, please apply for (A) or (B).
Learning period can be shortened than 3 months depending on the situation.
But if the necessary procedure to obtain a visa is very simple, we might be able to help you to come here as a visitor.
(e.g. Just issuing an invitation letter and send it electronically may be acceptable.)
Please use Contact Form for any inquiries.

Requirement
  1. Curriculum Vitae with your photo in it (Resume, Research brief etc.)
  2. A photocopy of medical license.
  3. Description of the purpose of the training and your main interests

    Please provide us with the required information above at least four months before your visit. At the end of the training, you can receive the certificate of attendance from SUITE / Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Yokohama Northern Hospital.