Faculty of Cultural Studies

Universitas Brawijaya

FCS UB Students Depart to Study in Japan

17-Sep-2018 admin Warta FIB


On Wednesday (12/09/2018), Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) dispatched nine of Japanese Literature Study Program students who received the Monbukagakusho grant to study in Japan. Monbukagakusho is a scholarship awarded to students of Japanese Literature, Japanese Education, and Japanese Studies. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT/Monbukagakusho) grants this Japanese Government Scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs.

The students got these scholarships through various ways and have competed nationally and internationally. They are leaving for Japan at the end of September 2018 and start their college in early October 2018.

Five students receiving Monbukagakusho grant through G to G (Government to Government) collaboration for S1 degree are Amane Satrio Kurniawan (batch of 2015) and Fenty Shofiah Rodhila (batch of 2014) who had the opportunity to study at Nagoya University, Dyah Lita Khoirina (batch of 2015) at Shizouka University, Karina Tanjung (batch of 2015) at Tohoku University and Kikis Priyambodo Andi (batch of 2015) at the University of Fukui. They will study for a year. They all take the same study program, namely Japanese Studies.

Fajri Nur Fatmawati and Taufik Kurnia (batch of 2015) received Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarships, which are also under the auspices of Monbukagakusho through the U to U (University to University) collaboration for S1 degree at Kanazawa University for 1 year.

S2 degree Monbukagakusho Scholarship recipients for two years through the U to U collaboration are Zulfikar Rachman (batch of 2012) who will continue his studies at Hiroshima University and Annisa Rizka Ramadani (batch of 2013) will continue her studies at Tohoku University, and both take the Japanese Linguistics Study Program. “I am very happy because I can continue my master’s degree in Japan, compete with all people in the world and be accepted at the desired university,” Zulfikar Rachman admitted.

UB got the most receivers of Monbukagakusho scholarships, this is due to the quality of students who have been recognized and able to compete both nationally and internationally. Ismatul Khasanah, M.Ed., Ph.D., Vice Dean for Student Affairs FCS UB said that what makes UB different from other universities is because at FCS UB holds a special class that prepares and enhances the Japanese Language students with foreign lecturers from Japan namely Iizuka Tasuku, MA and Ogawa Yuki, M.Hum

Prof. Dr. Agus Suman, SE., DEA, Dean of FCS UB conveyed several messages to the students during the farewell event, “I am very grateful that many of our students have learned experience in Japan. Take advantage of this opportunity well. Learning is not only about knowledge but also about life, how to manage colleges and education, libraries, campus facilities, cleanliness, queuing culture, and so on. Do take good and useful knowledge”.

“You are not only there as a person, but also as a representative of the country and carry the name of Indonesia. Let’s take care of the good name of our country and show that Indonesians are good, friendly, and can cooperate well. You are our pride, and all of you will be a role model for the juniors, and will motivate them to study harder,” he added. (DT/MSH/PSIK FIB)