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June 16, 2017

 

RASAfs Financial Assistance for Asian Students

 

 

              Rural Asia Solidarity Association (RASA) is an NGO which is engaged in international cooperation and exchanges with developing countries. Thailand was the country for RASA to have special commitments. RASAfs Financial Assistance is a part of its activities to help Asian students studying in Japan learn more comfortably to attain skills and information for development of their mother countries.

              This assistance was initiated with donation made by SANfICHI-KAI, the alumni society of the seminar of Professor KOMATSU Ryuji of the then professor of Keio University, Tokyo in 1985. MTB15, another leading sponsor, joined in 1986. Thereafter many individual and group donors have participated in this assistance program.

              This financial assistance, which amounts to one hundred thousand Japanese yen for a student, is designed to avail awardees of some extra expenses, which are not affordable from regular sources of income. RASA and all sponsors wish if awardees spend this assistance for whatever purposes such as a trip for fun, expensive equipment, a set of books and any other aims fulfilling needs of students which are not easily possible in daily life.

 

              RASAfs Financial Assistance has a policy to serve for students who have difficulties to receive scholarship from other sources. Therefore, it highlights the under-privileged Asian students studying in Japan, and sets special conditions for eligibility for this assistance. More specifically an applicant has to satisfy one of the following conditions:

 

1) An applicant must be 30 years old or OLDER, as of April 1, 2017,

2) A gkenkyu-sei (research student)h or gbekka-sei (student in a special course)h,

3) A refugee or asylum seeker.

 

              RASA invites Asian students fulfilling one of the above conditions for application, and requests universities / colleges / schools to disseminate this notice to their students. More detailed information and the application form for FY2017 are found at the following pages:

 

How to Apply                    •åW—v€(Japanese version)

 

Application form             \ž—pŽ†(Japanese version)

 

 

RASA has selected ten awardees for the year 2017. If you applied for this assistance and have not been informed by RASA yet, to our regret, you were not selected as an awardee.

 

 

RASAfs fund for the financial assistance was exhausted through the assistance made in 2017. Therefore, the fiscal year 2017 will be the final year for RASA to conduct this assistance program. RASA is grateful to all people and parties for this program to be materialized for past 33 years.

 

 

Past Awardees

 

Since 2003 RASA has requested awardees to give profiles of them. They are compiled below by year. While most of them are written in Japanese, a few for each year write a profile in English:

 

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

 

 

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