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SMBC scholarship offers Japan internships for university students

SMBC President Mr Takeshi Kunibe poses for photo together with students.  Photo: Aye Min Soe
SMBC President Mr Takeshi Kunibe poses for photo together with students. Photo: Aye Min Soe

Yangon, 9 July — Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation launched a scholarship programme Thursday at the Yangon University of Economics under which 10 local students will undertake a two-week internship in Japan.
Third-year students from the University of Yangon, the Yangon University of Economics and the Yangon University of Foreign Languages will be eligible for the program, with scholarship winners also receiving US $1,000 per year.
At a ceremony to launch the scholarship programme, SMBC President Mr Takeshi Kunibe gave a speech to 200 students, urging them to cultivate their powers of reason and have an international outlook in order to handle the rapid changes brought by globalization.
Mr Kunibe presented a plaque to the rectors of the respective universities to mark the launch of the programme.
SMBC is also planning a separate internship programme at its Yangon branch, as well as a capacity building programme for teachers in Myanmar, according to a press release from the bank.
SMBC opened its branch in Yangon on 23 April, becoming one of the first international banks to operate an outlet in Myanmar.— GNLM

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