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February 18, 2020

Myanmar-Japan Association awards scholarships for 2020 academic year

Chairman of the Myanmar-Japan Association, U Saw Hla Min, hands over his book entitled “My Diplomatic Journey” to an official. Photo: mna
Chairman of the Myanmar-Japan Association, U Saw Hla Min, hands over his book entitled “My Diplomatic Journey” to an official. Photo: MNA

The Myanmar-Japan Association (MJA) has called for outstanding second-year students from 8 Myanmar universities who are facing financial hardships in their pursuit of education to apply for the MJA University Scholarship Programme-2020.
The MJA Selection Committee has reviewed the preliminarily reviewed batch of applications and has selected the following 82 students eligible for the university scholarship stipend of K500,000 each for 2020 academic year:
(1) Yangon University of Foreign – 15 students
Languages (Japanese Language)
(2) Mandalay University of Foreign – 15 students
Languages (Japanese Language)
(3) University of Education (Yangon) – 15 students
(4) University of Education (Sagaing) – 10 students
(5) University of Economics (Yangon) – 10 students
(6) Technological University (Yangon) – 7 students
(7) National University of Arts and – 5 students
Culture (Yangon)
(8) University of Nursing (Yangon) – 5 students
The scholarship conferring ceremony was held at Sein Lan Soe Pyay Garden on Inya Road, Yangon, in the afternoon of yesterday. It was attended by the MJA Chairman and executive members, professors and department heads of relevant universities, students chosen for the scholarship and their parents, and former scholarship recipients from 2014-2018.
During the ceremony, MJA Chairman U Saw Hla Min explained the reasons for providing the scholarship and its programme. He then conferred the allotted amount from the first-year stipend of K17,100,000 to each of the 57 students of 6 universities in Yangon Region.
The first-year stipend of K7,500,000 for the 25 students of Mandalay University of Foreign Languages and University of Education (Sagaing) was conferred on the students by the MJA Chairman and members during a ceremony at Link 78 Hotel, Mandalay, on 8 February 2020. The second round of stipends of K200,000 will be conferred on the successful completion of the first semester examinations.
During the conferring ceremony in Yangon, the 52 recipients of the 2014-2018 scholarships were also present and MJA officials awarded the five best students of ‘Personal and Professional Development’ for MJA Students Reunion Tour – 2019.
At the same ceremony, MJA officials awarded four junior ambassadors for the BRIDGE Summer Camp – 2020, Japan, to be held in Fukuoka.
MJA Chairman U Saw Hla Min personally handed over copies of his book, ‘My Diplomatic Journey’, to libraries of eight universities.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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