In partnership with Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd., Toyama Prefecture is currently looking for a Vietnamese International student who would be interested in completing graduate studies (Master’s degree) in Toyama Prefecture and being employed at Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd.

I – Requirements and Conditions

(1) Nationality

The applicant must hold Vietnamese nationality, and must reside in Vietnam at the time of application.

(2) Age

The applicant must be born on or after 02/04/1997.

(3) Education

The applicant must meet the one of the following requirements:

a) Have graduated from a Japanese university, or;
b) Have completed, outside of Japan, 16 years of formal education. (This includes people planning on graduating in June 2024)
c) Had completed, outside of Japan, 3 or more years of study/research, and have received a degree equivalent to bachelors (however some universities in Toyama may have an eligibility examination for acceptance).

(4) Specialization

Specialization fields: Pharmaceuticals

The applicant’s selected field must be related to the specialization done in undergraduate studies, and must be a field that can be further studied in a Graduate School within the Prefecture. (For accepted graduate schools and programs, see page 6 of present document.)

(5) Health

The applicant must be mentally and physically healthy.

(6) Japanese Language Proficiency

Not required. However, the applicant must have interest in learning Japanese, and must be able to make basic conversations (Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N2) by the time of graduation.

(7) Arrival in Japan

In principle, the applicant should be available to come to Japan by the day determined by the Governor between September and October of 2020.

(8) Prospective Employment

The applicant must be willing to pledge that, upon completion of their studies at graduate school, they will apply to the hiring process of Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd. The place of employment will either be within Toyama Prefecture, or within Japan.

(9) Internship

During his or her studies, the applicant will participate in an internship at Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd.

(10) Others

The applicant may not receive any other scholarship or grants.

II – Number of scholarships

There is one (1) scholarship available for one (1) participant.

Nguyen Thi Tu Oanh – The winner of Toyama Pharmacy scholarship 2019

III – Details of the scholarship

Within the limits of the budget, the scholarship provides for the following expenses, from the day of arrival in Japan until the day of conclusion of studies.

(1) Living expenses: 170,000 yen per month (rent expenses included). However, if the student leaves Japan for over 30 consecutive days or if the student fails to attend classes for a long period or otherwise takes a leave of absence from school, payment may be stopped during this interval.

(2) Travel expenses

a) Coming to Japan

The airplane ticket fare from the international airport closest to the student’s residence in Vietnam to Japan, economic class, as well as the travel expenses from the airport in Japan to Toyama are included.

b) Returning home

Cost of returning home is generally not included.

(3) Tuition fees: Entrance examination fees, Admission fees, Course fees and Insurances (National Health Care, Accident Insurance)

(4) Payment period

The scholarship includes payment for the period of six (6) months as a trainee student and the two years of study as a graduate student for a maximum of two (2) years and six (6) months. No extension will be accepted.

The Prefecture reserves the right to terminate scholarship in the following situations:

a) If the application contains any false statement;
b) If the student fails to comply with the statements in the Written Pledge;
c) If the student commits an act against the law in Japan;
d) If the university has taken disciplinary action against the student, such as but not limited to expulsion. (Scholarship payment may be stopped before said action is effective.)
e) If, due to poor results or temporary break of study, the student is deemed to be unable to complete their degree in the length of time specified above.
f) If the student’s residency status is changed from “International Student” to a different residency status.
g) If the student receives a different scholarship (except for specific research funds).
h) If, for other reasons, Toyama Prefecture or Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd. determines that the applicant is unsuitable as a scholarship student.

IV – Application Process

The applicant must submit a complete set of the following documents, before the deadline and to the address specified by Toyama Prefecture. No submitted documents will be returned. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The required documents are:

a) International Student Application Form, with a picture attached  (form 1)
b) Specialization, Research Plan and Placement Application Form (form 2)
c) Written Pledge (form 3)
d) Medical Certificate (form 4)
e) Final Grades of Graduated University
f) Final Diploma of Graduated University or Certificate of Degree Completion
g) Letter of Recommendation from Graduated University’s Dean or Responsible Professor
h) Graduation Thesis (Only applicants that have written such a thesis)
i) Copy of Passport


1. All documents must be submitted either in Japanese or in English, or be provided with a translation in either Japanese or English.

2. All pictures submitted must have been taken within the last six months upon application, and their size must be of 4.5 cm by 3.5 cm, showing the upper body, full-faced, and without any covering on the head. Also, on the reverse of each picture, the name and nationality must be written. Paper copies are not accepted. (Self-printed pictures are not accepted)

3. Your Specialization and Research Plan Form must offer a concrete and detailed plan of your expected research.

4. The Grades Report must describe the course title for grades received during each year of study in your faculty or graduate program, as applicable, and must also detail the final grade or completion status for credits acquired. (For example, you cannot substitute it for a document simply listing your rank upon graduation or your diploma.)

5. Regarding your diploma or certificate of degree completion, you may substitute a copy. However, the copy must be attested to by the appropriate authorities of the university having produced the document.

6. A graduation thesis, etc. is not necessary for application, but will be used to assess academic skill if available.

V – Application submission

Submit your application by mail to the following address:


Room No.1309, F12A, CMC Tower, Duy Tan Street, Cau Giay, Ha Noi


Hotline: 096 110 64 66

VI – Application deadline

The deadline to apply to this scholarship is on Friday, 29/03/2024

VII – Selection and Communication of Results

(1) A first round of selection will be conducted on the basis of the applications received.

(2) A second round of selection, by interview, will be conducted with participants selected in the first round to determine the final scholarship recipient. The interview will be conducted in Vietnamese, but Japanese ability will also be tested.

VIII – Placement and Research Direction

(1) The consultations regarding the placement of the selected applicant by the Toyama Prefecture will be based upon the first then second university preferences written on the Specialization, Research Plan and Placement Application Form, and if possible will be granted. However, it is possible that the placement may differ from the preferences expressed; there is no appeal process for the placement.

(2) Research guidance, classes, experiments and studies will, as a general rule, be conducted in Japanese. Furthermore, high level practical English is a required course at the Toyama Prefectural University Graduate School of Engineering.

(3) Do not contact the university directly if you have questions about it.

IX – Application Schedule (Planned)

(1) April – May 2024: Document screenings, interviews
(2) Jun 2024: Applicant selection, notification of results, admission procedures
(3) Jul – Aug 2024: Immigration procedures
(4) October 2024: Arrival in Japan (Admission as a trainee student)
(5) Jan 2024 – Feb  2025: Admission examination for Master’s program
(6) April 2025: Admission to Master’s program (If the participant does not succeed at the entrance examination, the participant shall return in March 2023, and the scholarship will be cut on the month after the announcement of the examination results.)
Internship, etc. with Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd. during studies
(7) March 2027: Completion of Master’s Degree
(8) April 2027: Start of work at Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd. after successful completion of hiring process.

X – Other

(1) The recipient of the scholarship will report by paper on the progress of his studies and research and his grades as determined by the Governor and Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd. Also, the recipient shall proactively cooperate in the activities of Kuroda Kagaku Co., Ltd. and Toyama Prefecture.

(2) Besides the requirements listed in this document, the relevant articles of the Toyama International Student Prefectural Scholarship Program apply as specified by Toyama Prefecture.

(3) If there are inquires or questions regarding the contents of the present document, the applicant will contact the Toyama Prefectural Scholarship Coordinator, and follow their instructions.


Graduate schools within Toyama Prefecture for which this Scholarship is applicable

University of Toyama Graduate School of Science and Engineering

  • Mathematical Informatics Program
  • Physics/Applied Physics Program
  • Life and Materials Chemistry Program
  • Earth Life and Environmental Science Program
  • Mechatronics Program
  • Materials Science and Engineering Program
  • Urban/Transportation Design Program
  • Advanced Clean Energy Program
University of Engineer

  • Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Environment and Social Infrastructure

You will need to submit a TOEIC score certificate or TOEFL score to register for the Postgraduate Master’s course entrance exam. TOEIC or TOEFL scores different from those mentioned above will not be accepted. You must have these scores ready by the time the application form is sent out (in May 2024).

Toyama Prefectural University

Information about the company sponsoring the scholarship

Name   Kuroda Kagaku co., ltd
Location  368 Johana,  Nanto city, Toyama Prefectural
Numbers of employees  325 people
Charter Capital  40.000.000 Japanese yen
Field  Design and product plastic parts
Company’s strengths Design and manufacture many machines using plastic. From joining plastic parts, reducing part weight, replacing metal pieces with plastic, creating composites and assemblies. The company uses a lot of techniques to be able to create these products.
Expectation for candidates  The employees are dynamic and autonomous, demonstrate leadership and have a global mindset.
Duties at work and expectations when entering the job Manager of Engineering Department of Vietnam Factory.

The new employee will be responsible for production preparation projects for a variety of products at the Oyabe Factory’s Global Engineering department and acquire skills as a growing leader.


Working Conditions (untill 2023) –Starting salary: 216,690 Japanese yen/month

– Allowances:     Language learning (applicable to employees with minimum TOEIC 600 and TOCFL minimum level 3) Subsidies for travel, family, technology, housing …

Salary increase of 3% / year

– Bonus: 4.3 months/year

– Holidays and holidays: 115 days (116 days in 2024)

– Benefits: Retirement benefit system, continuing education benefits, reduced working hours…


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