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Student Reporter Scholarship

Student Reporter Scholarship Program

Why don't you write about your study experience at JCI with photos and movies? JCI is looking for a student reporter from among the students applying for JCI.

While studying at JCI, please write about your schoolwork, lessons, and activities at school. Daily interactions with your instructor and classmates will also be good topics. In addition to that, why don't you share your off-campus learning experiences with people in the world? To make your activity report distinctive, please share the excitement of studying abroad with your photos and movie. Your family, friends, and future JCI students will be happy to hear about your study abroad experiences in Japan!

Students selected as student reporters will receive a 5-10% discount on the tuition fee as a scholarship. In addition, students who submit excellent reports will be able to have their profile introduced at the JCI website as an alumnus for five years after graduation. It would be a great business opportunity for graduates.

Qualifications : JCI Prospective Students

Number of applicants : 1 student from each major

Amount of benefits received : 5-10% of the course tuition

You can use this scholarship with the regular scholarship application. In addition, the student who submits the best weekly report will be awarded and get a gift related to Japanese cooking.

Report Contents:

1. Summary of the contents and rules we would like you to report on.

Once a week, report on each lesson of the week with photos/video and text. The following contents and conditions must be met.



  • Descriptions of the techniques learned the introduction of materials and tools, lesson scenes, etc.

  • Minimum of 5 photos and 10 videos per week.

  • Each photo image must have 2 to 10 lines of comment.

  • Language should be English and native language( As per Japanese native, Japanese, or English).

 ◾️Examples of contents of a one-week report

  • At least 2 close-up photos or videos of your class work.

  • Photos and videos of you with your classmates and teachers (pictures/videos of all of you together, photos/videos of you with your teachers).

  • At least 2 photos/videos of you working in class

  • At least 2 photos/videos of you in your daily life (where you are staying, in the city, on vacation, back home, traveling, etc.)

  • At least 10 works per week (at least 5 photos and 5 videos of you with school staff, etc.).

For example, a student in the academic year who starts their course in the fall semester should submit 27 weeks of lessons (27 reports) + 1 report during fall break + 1 report during winter break + 1 report during spring break = 30 reports in total.

・For academic year students starting courses in the spring (January), students must submit 27 weeks of lessons (27 reports) + 1 report during spring break = 28 reports total.

・For academic year students starting in early summer (May), 27 weeks of lessons (27 pieces) plus 2 reports during the summer break and 1 report during the winter break = 30 reports total.

 ◾️How to submit photos and reports

  • All digital pictures and videos are to be submitted to the secretary's office every Friday morning.

  • Report texts, compressed photos, explanatory text for each image, 5 or more videos of 10 seconds each, and explanatory text for each video are to be sent to the designated email address specified by the school by Friday afternoon each week. You must compress data.

2. Rules and Notes on Student Report Scholarships; please read carefully.

Please note that being awarded a scholarship above means that you will be expected to contribute a lot. JCI is looking for motivated students who will share their classes at JCI, the joy of learning Washoku, and life in Japan with the whole world in a positive way. We are willing to provide mutual understanding and support to achieve this goal.

If you are awarded a Student Report Scholarship and fail to write your report during the lessons, your un-updated report history will remain on the school's website. In addition, you will not be able to take the classes for which you were awarded the scholarship. Therefore, if you receive a 10% scholarship and fail to submit a single report, you will forfeit your right to take classes for your last 10% period. If you receive a 5% scholarship and submit only half of the required reports, you will forfeit your right to attend 2.5% of the classes. If you want to take all the classes, you are obliged to return the scholarship you received at the time of enrollment to the school by one month before the end of the course.


Please consider carefully whether you want to do it and whether it suits you before applying. JCI is looking for motivated applicants!

◾️Conditions of Course Reporter

  • All rights reserved by the JCI school.

  • Your name and picture will also be on the web page.

  • The school will check the contents, so not all of your reports will be on our website.

How to apply:

You can use this scholarship with the regular scholarship application. In addition, the student who submits the best weekly report will be awarded and get a gift related to Japanese cooking.

  1. Download the Student Repoter Scholarship Application Form JCI website.

  2. Submit complete application form with your essay. Please choose either one of the following topics and write an essay in English (200-300 words).

  • "What experiences inspired you to study Japanese food? And how do you think your experience studying at JCI will help you in your future work and life?"

      *Please be sure to write the name of your course. If you do not provide the course name, you may not be selected.

Deadline : 6 months prior to the start of the course

A reporter will be selected from applicants who submit the form at least six months before the course start date. The screening will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Reporters may also be selected while in session.

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