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ICLC Uchinanchu Youth

Scholarship Program 

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About Us

ICLC(International Center of Language and Culture)

was established in 1983,

making it Okinawa's oldest language school.

 

With experience and knowledge over the many years, we provide education that meets the needs and goals of each student.

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Commemorating our 40th Anniversary

The foundation of ICLC began 40 years ago with the teaching
of Japanese to the Nikkeis of Okinawan descent.
By providing knowledge about the culture and language, we have prepared students to join and adapt to Okinawan and Japanese society.

To celebrate this 40th anniversary, we have launched a
scholarship program for the Nikkei Uchinanchu,
both to contribute to the development of the future uchinanchu network, and for scholarship recipients to deepen their
knowledge of Okinawan culture and its roots.

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April 2024 scholarship recipients with other Uchinanchu students.

Application Eligibility

  1. Those with family roots in Okinawa (non-Japanese nationals).

  2. Those who are up to 33 years of age.
    *At time of application

  3. Those who are physically and mentally healthy.

  4. Those who have a clear motivation to learn about Okinawa and its culture.

  5. Those who are motivated to study Japanese.

  6. Those who agree to cooperating in public relations activities related to this program.
    *Social media posts, tv interviews, etc.

  7. Those who agree to ICLC’s school terms.
    *See page 8 on Application Guide

  8. Applicants who meet the visa requirements below:

    • Those who have completed high school education or higher

    • Those who have a financial sponsor (family member/relative or self-sponsoring)

    • The sponsor must have enough living funds (2 million yen in bank account)

*Limited to 1 scholarship recipient per household in the same school year.​

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Scholarship

Full Tuition Scholarship

Admission: April 2025

Duration: 1 year

Intake: 3 students

Coverage: 100% of tuition

*Entrance, visa application, insurance, health check-up, dorm, flight and living expenses are not included.

Normal School Expense:

897,000 yen

With Full Scholarship:

117,000 yen
(Above expense includes entrance, visa application, student insurance and health check-up fee)

Half Tuition Scholarship

Admission: April 2025

Duration: 1 year

Intake: 3 students

Coverage: 50% of tuition

*Entrance, visa application, insurance, health check-up, dorm, flight and living expenses are not included.

Normal School Expense:

897,000 yen

With Half Scholarship:

507,000 yen
(Above expense includes 50% tuition, entrance, visa application, student insurance and health check-up fee)

The scholarship DOES NOT cover Flight fees, housing, and other living costs.

Application Documents

Full Tuition Scholarship

Half Tuition Scholarship

  1. Personal History & Reason for Study ↓

  2. Diploma from final education

  3. Academic transcripts from final education

How to Apply

1. Submit the application form from the button below.

2. Receive an email from ICLC and submit required documents via email.

Application Schedule

Submit application documents:
    2024 JUN 1 (Sat)
2024 JUL 31 (Sat) 24:00 (Japan Time)

1st Screening result (documents):2024 AUG 9 (Fri)

2nd Screening (interview):2024 AUG 13 (Mon) ~ 29 (Thu)

Notice of final result:2024 SEP 13 (Fri)

Contact Us

2F Sunhills Tabaru, 1-4-1 Tabaru, Naha, Okinawa

Tel: (+81) 98-859-3881

Thank you!

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