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1.Number of Malaysian Students in Japan
There are 3 types of Malaysian Students studying in Japanese Universities and Colleges; students under the Japanese Government Scholarship, those under the Malaysian Government Scholarship, and privately funded students.
At present (as of May 1996), 2,189 Malaysian students are studying in Japan. (Table 1)

Table 1. Number of Malaysian Students in Japan
year Japanese Government Scholarship Malaysian Government Scholarship Private Students Total
1985 109 116 410 635
1986 135 227 532 896
1987 165 315 640 1,120
1988 197 355 649 1,201
1989 232 395 683 1,310
1990 254 446 844 1,544
1991 262 492 988 1,742
1992 252 572 1,110 1,934
1993 254 600 1,251 2,105
1994 270 775 1,231 2,276
1995 287 872 1,071 2,230
1996 299 1,004 886 2,189
1997 324 1,194 610 2,128
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2. The Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbusho Scholarship)
There are several different types of Japanese Government Scholarship, depending upon the courses Malaysian students take.
1,024 Malaysian students have been sent by this scholarship so far.
The number of Malaysian students sent to Japan on a year-by-year basis (Table 2)

Table 2. Number of Malaysian Students sent by Monbusho Scholarship
(on a year-by-year basis)

Under - graduate Research Teacher Training College of Technology Senshu - Gakko Total
1988 14 20 11 5 7 57
1989 15 25 11 5 8 64
1990 17 27 10 5 7 66
1991 17 27 2 5 8 59
1992 21 25 5 5 8 64
1993 22 27 6 1 4 60
1994 19 27 5 3 3 59
1995 21 27 3 1 6 58
1996 18 27 4 2 8 62
1997 18 31 3 6 9 57
1998 18 16 - 4 5 43
Total 385 431 115 62 78 1,077

3. The Malaysian Government Scholarship
Since 1983, the Malaysian Government has sent 2,410 Malaysian students under the Look East Policy.
Now 4 preparatory Education Centers exist in Malaysia where Malaysian students undergo preparatory education before going on to study in Japan; they are Ambang Asuhan Jepun of Universiti Malaya (Undergraduate Program), Pusat Persediaan Kajian Teknikal Ke Jepun of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (College of Technology Program), Japanese Matriculation Center (Yayasan Pelajaran MARA), and Look East Policy Program of Institute Teknologi MARA (Japanese Language Course).
The number of students sent under the program are as follows (Table 3).

Table 4. Number of students sent by Malaysian Government Scholarship
(on a year-by-year basis)
Under - graduate Under - graduate (YPM) Medicine Japanese Language College of Technology Total
1983 - - - - 24 24
84 (10) 39 - - - 28 67
85 (10) 45 - - - 30 75
86 (10) 64 - - - 29 93
87 (10) 79 - - - 30 109
88 (10) 81 - - - 30 111
89 (10) 84 - - - 29 113
90 (10) 81 - 2 10 50 143
91 (10) 88 - 2 10 65 165
92 (10) 104 - 2 12 78 196
93 (10) 114 - - 15 0 129
94 (10) 135 - - 20 92 247
95 (10) 123 58 - 17 89 287
96 (10) 128 76 - 14 88 306
97 (10) 145 94 - 10 96 345
98 (10) 147 43 - 6 94 290
Total (150)1,457 269 6 114 852 2,689
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