Japanese food brand offers post-grad scholarships

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Annually, Ajinomoto Philippine Philippines (APC), an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc., gives deserving Filipino students in need of financial support a chance to pursue postgraduate education at the prestigious University of Tokyo in Japan.

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The chosen candidate can major in any field of science and technology and either enroll first in a one-year research program and then continue on to a two-year master’s program; or directly enroll in a two-year master’s program.

APC already sent four Filipino scholars to Japan since the Scholarship Grant was first awarded to Giselle Grace Lim in the year 2010. Lim graduated with a Master’s degree in applied biological chemistry. The following years, both Karen Tan and Melvin Charles Dy were given opportunities to pursue graduate degrees in natural products chemistry and applied computer studies, respectively.

The last Filipino scholar sent to Japan is Rogie Royce Carandang, a graduate of Industrial Pharmacy and Public Health from the University of Philippines, Manila. He says he is blessed to have attended what he considers the best University in Asia. He is now a research student at the Tokyo University’s Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Apart from learning from the best instructors, he is also given access to research facilities, exclusive science conferences and other learning opportunities.

Interested applicants may log on to www.ajinomoto.com.ph for details. Deadline for applications is on March 21.

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