Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship for Year 2021

Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship for Year 2021

Kyoritsu International Foundation offers scholarships worth JPY720,000 (JPY60,000 a month), allowing 2 Malaysians a chance to study in Japan for 1 year under the April 2021 intake.

The scholarship interview will be held at
The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. (updated on 27 May)


  1. Download & fill-in the Application Form.
  2. Prepare a copy of the documents required.
  3. Submit a scanned copy of all documents online.
  4. Post the original application form & required documents to A to Z Language Centre.
  • All received documents will be sent to Japan for processing.
  • Candidates will be short-listed based on the documents submitted.
  • Short-listed candidates will be informed in early August, roughly 1-2 weeks before the interview day.
  • All short-listed candidates are required to attend the group interview on 27 Aug 2020 (Thu) at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2 candidates will be chosen, announcement will be made on the same day after the group interview ends. 

Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship Interview for Year 2020 held on 22 August (Thu) last year

Scholarship Information

name of scholarship


scholarship amount


JPY60,000 per month for 1 year

scholarship awarding period

2021年4月 - 2022年3月

applicable institutions


japanese language school

number of recipients


eligibility & Requirements

Malaysian Citizen

17 years old (born in year 2003) & above and currently residing in Malaysia

jlpt n4 proficiency & above

Passed the exam or have JLPT N4 proficiency & above

Applying for April 2021 Intake

Applying to study in a Japanese Language School in Japan in April 2021

Secondary School Graduate

Must have completed secondary education (Form 5) by March 2021.

Report Submission

Scholarship recipients are required to submit 2 reports in a year (within 800 words) as instructed by the organization (further details will be given later).

Application Procedure

Download, print-out and fill-in the application form with the required details.

※Kindly ensure that the details are official & complete, example

  • Name as per MyKad/Passport.
  • Name of School in full
    (e.g. ✔ A to Z Language Centre, ✖ ATOZ).

The following documents need to be submitted as well

  1. Proof of citizenship – MyKad/Passport copy
  2. Passport photo – proper photo, white-background, 3cm x 4cm
  3. JLPT Certificates (if applicable)
  1. Scan your application forms & documents into a PDF copy.
  2. Submit the PDF copy to our person-in-charge by 5:00pm, 3 July 2020 (Friday).
  3. Post your original application form & required documents to A to Z Language Centre (Damansara) through registered mail, courier services (e.g. UPS, DHL, Citylink etc) or hand-in personally.
  4. A to Z Language Centre must receive your documents latest by 5:00pm, 8 July 2020 (Wednesday).


  • The documents contain personal information.
  • Submission is not complete if we do not receive your original copy; you may be disqualified automatically.

The person-in-charge will contact you personally upon receiving your online submission (and again upon receiving your original documents).

If you do not hear from us within 3 working days, kindly

  • Check your SPAM mailbox as our emails may sometimes end up there.
  • Contact our person-in-charge (Ms. Regina) at 011-366-98-366.
Application Period

15 May (Fri) - 3 July 2020 (Fri)

Late submissions will not be entertained;
incomplete forms/insufficient documents will be disqualified.

Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, the foundation requires all applications to be submitted in hard-copies.

In the past years, one of the problems that we faced was the original forms (posted by applicants) arrived later than expected, causing the applications to be disqualified automatically, even though the documents were sent out days before the due date.

Having applicants submitting a PDF copy before posting the original forms allow the application to be counted; it also allows us to keep track of the number of active applications, in a way creating a win-win for both sides.

You are advised to fill-in the form by hand (hand-written).

In-fact, the recommendation letter (推薦書) has to be hand-written by your referee (the person who writes your recommendation letter) in the form itself.

Will filling-in digitally affect your chances of getting short-listed?
We can’t say for sure as this will be decided entirely by the foundation in Japan

Besides personal/local details like your name, the name of your school, address etc, the recommendation letter (推薦書) in page 2 and the essays in page 3 have to be written entirely in Japanese.

Do check out the sample that we have included in the download pack for reference.

  • Your Japanese teacher
  • Your Japanese school principal
  • Your supervisor, your boss (who is able to write in Japanese)

In short, someone who is able to evaluate your performance at school or at work, and who is able to write in Japanese.
※ Your Japanese friend is not a good choice.

Honestly, we are not able to help you on this matter and you are expected to find a solution for yourself.

Yes, assuming you are able to fill-in the forms as instructed and have no problems answering the questions in Japanese during the interview if you are one of the short-listed candidates.

No, you are expected to speak and answer in Japanese throughout the interview.

Yes, this scholarship is only applicable for applications to a Japanese language school (日本語学校).

In short, it is not applicable for

  • 専門学校 (technical schools)
  • 短期大学 (junior colleges)
  • 大学 (universities)

No, this scholarship is only applicable for the April 2021 intake.

In general, if you were chosen as one of the scholarship recipients but is unable to join the April 2021 intake regardless of the reasons (e.g. fail to obtain C.O.E. by the immigration of Japan), your scholarship will be forfeited.

No, if you are not able to attend the interview on 27 August (after being short-listed), you will be disqualified automatically.

No. You are required to stay until the end of the event.

Leaving right after the interview will result in disqualification, even if you were chosen as one of the recipients.

Kindly contact our person-in-charge, Ms. Regina Teh at 011-366-98-366 (available on LINE, Whatsapp & Telegram).