[Medicine, Pharmacology, Biology, Nutrition, Physical Education, or Engineering majors]
2021 Application Form for New applicants : PDF format (approx. 226kb)
2021 Application Form for Renewing applicants : PDF format (approx. 239kb)
[Business related majors]
2021 Application Form for New applicants : PDF format (approx. 223kb)
2021 Application Form for Renewing applicants : PDF format (approx. 233kb)
[Letter of Recommendation]
For New applicants: Excel format (approx. 28kb)
For Renewing applicants: Excel format (approx. 30kb)
- From the top page of the Foundation’s website, choose “Apply Now” to enter the Application Support System. Follow the instructions under “Application Process” to enter your basic information and submit your Scholarship Application Form (excluding letter of recommendation), Academic Transcript, and Japanese translation (only if you completed the application form in English) as PDF files. (Do not upload papers or other undesignated documents.)
*Lack of pages or necessary documents will cause you to be disqualified. (The page with photograph should be scanned in colors.)
*Be sure to attach a photograph to the Scholarship Application Form you submit online.
*Be sure to use a scanner to digitize your form as a PDF file. (We do not accept PDFs created from photographs using smartphone applications and the like. Do not scan using horizontal [landscape] orientation.)
*You will be disqualified if there are any differences between the content of the Scholarship Application Form and the basic information you entered. (Special attention should be paid to your name and research subject.)
You cannot cancel your online submission, so please be cautious when making online submission.
- Write the reference number issued after online submission in the required five spaces (refer to STEP04 of the “Application Process”) on your application documents, and mail the documents to the Foundation. In addition to these five spaces, you must also write the reference number on the envelope containing your letter of recommendation, the envelope in which you send your Scholarship Application Form, and all other envelopes used in the application.
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation Office
Otsuka Group Osaka Headquarters Building
3-2-27 Otedori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
*You will be disqualified if there are any differences between the content of the Scholarship Application Form you submitted online and the one sent to the Foundation by mail.
*Documents submitted will not be used for any purpose other than the business of the Foundation.
*The documents will not be returned to applicants.
2) Application materials
Scholarship Application Form for your application category (Use the form designated by the Foundation, printed on a single side on A4 size paper. Please leave pages unstapled. You will be disqualified if the application form lacks any of the pages.)
*All documents other than the letter of recommendation must be handwritten in Japanese or English by the applicant (do not use erasable pen). Applications completed in English must be accompanied by a Japanese translation (those submitted without complete and accurate Japanese translation will be disqualified. You will also be disqualified if the Japanese translation fails to indicate the character counts of the sections that have predetermined character limits). If you are to submit the applications in English, make sure to read parts explaining about Japanese translation in our Application FAQs.
*Please note that application forms are different for new and renewing applicants, as well as for the medical fields and the business fields applicants. Your application will be ineligible if you do not use the correct form.
*Renewing applicants must not copy from a Scholarship Application Form submitted for a previous application. You will be disqualified if you copy any material from a previous application. Even if there has been no change in your future aspirations and research subjects, you should rewrite your application in new words.
*Applicants submitting application documents (including the contents of the Scholarship Application Form and Japanese translations) that appear not to have been checked appropriately by their supervising professor shall be disqualified.
Letter of recommendation duly signed by the recommender and placed in a sealed envelope for submission (letters written in English must be accompanied by a Japanese translation).
*If a professor is to recommend two or more applicants, please rank the applicants and state the reasons behind, then enclose the statement of reasons (推薦順位とその理由書) in the same envelope with the letter of recommendation. (This does not apply when only one applicant is recommended.)
Color photograph: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm photo showing the applicant facing forward from the chest up, taken no longer than six months ago (Paste the photo to the application form.)
Academic transcript: Most recent transcript, with course titles, credits earned, grades or other evaluations of student performance, and explanations of what the evaluations mean. (Pass/fail records alone are not acceptable.) Send a transcript current as of the most recent year for which level evaluations or grade evaluations were made. (Student grade reports are not acceptable. A statement of reasons for not having grades in the institution currently attended is not acceptable.)
*At least one year’s worth of academic transcripts are required. If your most recent transcript only covers half a year, submit the one from the previous year as well.
Student registration certificate (in Japanese) issued on or after April 1, 2021. Photocopies are not acceptable.
Certificate of residence: Official copy of full record issued on or after the call for applications is made. Photocopies, records that do not show “Nationality/Region” and “Status of Residence, etc.,” and records that include an Individual Number (nicknamed “My Number”) are not acceptable.
[When applicable] Documents showing information on other scholarships and research grants: If the applicant is receiving a scholarship or research grant from another source between April 2021 and March 2022, include a copy of a document showing the name of the granting organization, the scholarship/grant amount and period, and other relevant information.
3) Application deadline
*Please note that different application deadlines are set for new applicants and renewing applicants.
- New applicants: Applicants who have not previously received a scholarship from the Foundation
Online submissions: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Submissions by mail: Must arrive at the office no later than Thursday, April 22, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
- Renewing applicants: Applicants who have previously received a scholarship from the Foundation
Online submissions: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Submissions by mail: Must arrive at the office no later than Thursday, April 15, 2021, 3:00 p.m.