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Application for the 59th & 60th IATSS Forum Program in 2018

[ Period ]
Application for the 59th & 60th IATSS Forum Program in 2018

59th IATSS Forum: *May - July, 2018 (55days)
60th IATSS Forum: *September - November, 2018 (55days)
* Applications are accepted once a year.

[ Participating Countries ]

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Language Used: English

Communications will be based in English.

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Number of participants

59th IATSS Forum: 18 participants , 2 participants for 9 countries
60th IATSS Forum: 18 participants , 2 participants for 9 countries

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Closing Date of Application for 59th & 60th

From February-1st to June-30th, 2017

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Fees

The IATSS Forum pays for the round trip airfare, participation fees for the program, accommodations, and almost all food expenses, etc.
Participants need to pay for their personal expenses.

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Eligibility
  • Applicants must be from one of the above mentioned countries and possess the physical and mental capabilities necessary to participate fully in program activities.
  • Applicants should be 35 years old or younger at the time of the closing date of the application.
  • Applicants must currently be a full-time employee working in a professional field.(Self-employed and freelance included)
  • Applicants should have at least 2 years of full-time professional job experience at the time of the application.
  • Applicants should have sufficient English skills and cultural adaptability to live and study abroad.
  • Applicants must travel to Japan unaccompanied.

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Application Procedure

Application documents: All documents are to be sent to the applicant's Country Secretariat.

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • The Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Need to submit
  • IATSS Forum application form (A4 size)
  • 2 essays (A4 size)
  • 2 photo (4 cm x 3 cm, name on the back)
  • 2 recommendation forms (A4) (One of them should be your direct supervisor at your present job)
  • Certificate of English Proficiency (if possible)
  • Application Form PDF
  • Application Form DOC

Please carefully read the application booklet above first and download the application form (word) for submission.

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Selection

There are three stages to the screening process.

First Screening
(July, 2017)Examination of application documents by the IATSS Forum Country Committee
Second Screening
(August-September, 2017)Examination of application documents by the IATSS Forum Steering Committee in Japan
Final Interview
(November-December, 2017)Interview with prospective applicants by the IATSS Forum Steering Committee and the IATSS Forum Country Committee, in their country

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Other terms and conditions
  • The IATSS Forum Steering Committee retains the right to make the final decision on participation in the program.
  • Only those applicants who have successfully passed screening at each stage will be contacted.
  • The IATSS Forum Steering Committee will specify participant arrival and departure dates.

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