How to Apply

Q: How can I apply?

A: Please visit ”Application Guideline” page, read the notifications, and submit your application from the URL of the application form. We will select successful applicants only on the basis of the application form you submit.*URL will be updated soon.


▼ Application form ▼ Coming SOON!

For Self-funded Applicants - LINK

For Scholarship Applicants - LINK


Q: When will the results be announced?

A: It is expected to be on 18th December, but this date is subject to change.


Q: Is it possible to apply after the deadline?

A: No. We are afraid that the deadline date cannot be extended for whatever reason you may have. Please submit the application form well in advance of the deadline.


Q: How many people will be able to get the scholarship?

A: Only 1-3 people (Maximum 3) will be able to get the scholarship.


Q: Which fees does the scholarship cover?

A: The scholarship for IDYF 2018 would cover the participation fee, excluding transportation fees. 


Q: What are the conditions for receiving scholarship?

A: We will give scholarship to those who want to use their skills, abilities, knowledge, or experiences, but cannot afford the participation fee due to the financial difficulty.


Q: Is it possible to apply for both the self-funded and the scholarship?

A: No, you cannot. The selection for scholarship would be much more competitive than that for self-funded, as only 1-3 people will receive the scholarship, out of the 40 participants in total. Please carefully consider  before choosing which one you apply for.


Q: How does the IDYF 2018 Committee evaluate the scholarship application?

A: We will take into account your; language abilities, grades at academic institutions, prior practical experiences, answers to the assigned essays and a result of Skype interview. We will make a judgement based on all the things above.


Q: How can I get scholarship?

A: First of all, please submit the application for scholarship applicants. Then, a Skype interview will be held with only those who passed document screening. Those who pass the interview will receive scholarship for IDYF 2018.


Q: Is it possible to receive financial support for flight tickets even if I’m not eligible for scholarship?

A: No. We are sorry, but we cannot prepare any financial support for those who are not eligible for scholarship.


Q: Is there any type of partial scholarship?

A: No. We don’t have any type of partial scholarship.

Participation Fee

Q: What is included in the participation fee?

A: It includes accommodation, meals, and transportation fees during the forum (March 11th to 18th 2018) Flights tickets, transportation fee from the airport to venue, accommodation fee before and after the forum, personal wi-fi charge, Visa expenses, or insurance are not included. 


Q: Are there any costs we additionally have to pay?

A: Yes. Any cost that the participation fee does not cover will be borne by each participant, such as transportation fee between the airport and the venue, the hotel fee where you stay before and after the forum, insurance fee and wi-fi if needed.


Q: How do we pay the participation fee?

A: We will collect the money on the first day of the forum, only in cash in Japanese yen. We will notify later on, how to make the payment to those who are selected.


Q: When and how will the results of the selection process be announced?

A: We will post the list of the applicants selected as participants for IDYF2018 on our website by 17th of December (JST). You will not receive any email unless you are selected. If you do not like others to see your name on the website, please notify us on the application form.


Q: Will the IDYF staff help the participants acquire a visa?

A: Yes. If you require any documents (e.g. invitation letter), please inform us so that we could provide you with them. It is your responsibility to get a visa on time. As the visa process could take a long time, we strongly recommend that you start preparing as soon as possible when selected as participants. *Visa expenses are not included in the participation fee.


If you have any questions related to the member selection and the scholarship, please send the email to idyf2018.inquiry@gmail.com


We strongly recommend you to read the FAQ above before asking questions. We are sorry but we MAY NOT answer your questions if it is too much overlapped with the content in the FAQ.