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Application for the 57th & 58th IATSS Forum Program in 2017

[ Period ]
Application for the 57th & 58th IATSS Forum Program in 2017

57th IATSS Forum: *May - July, 2017 (55days)
58th IATSS Forum: *September - November, 2017 (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

57th IATSS Forum: 18 participants , 2 participants for 9 countries
58th IATSS Forum: 18 participants , 2 participants for 9 countries

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Closing Date of Application for 57th & 58th

From February-1st to June-30th, 2016

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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 should have at least 2 years of full-time professional job experience at the time of the application and be eligible for reinstatement to his/her current position after completing the program.

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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)
  • 1 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, 2016)Examination of application documents by the IATSS Forum Country Committee
Second Screening
(August-September, 2016)Examination of application documents by the IATSS Forum Steering Committee in Japan
Final Interview
(November-December, 2016)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
  • Only those applicants who have successfully passed screening at each stage will be contacted.
  • Schedule subject to change.
  • We can not guarantee which season's forum you will be able to participate in.

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