Fujitsu Scholarship Garners Enormous Interest from Malaysians

  • Third-Highest Number of Short-Listed Participants among the 18 countries in Asia
  • Malaysia saw six shortlisted applicants from the 117 applicants, behind only to Vietnam and India

Fujitsu announced today that the 35th Fujitsu scholarship programme for the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program captured great attention from Malaysians interested in bettering their leadership skills. The six short-listed Malaysians represented the second-highest level of interest from a single country from among the 18 participating countries in Asia Pacific region, third only to Vietnam who had fourteen short-listed applicants and India, with nine short-listed applicants.

The Fujitsu Scholarship for the highly coveted Fujitsu-JAIMS (the Japan-America Institute of Management Science) management program titled Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge saw four of the six short-listed Malaysians selected for the deciding face-to-face interview and one, Ms. Rusnida Talib, a Senior Civil Engineer at Kuala Lumpur City Hall, winning the coveted spot. Ms. Talib was awarded with one of the only ten scholarships in this all expenses-paid, cross-cultural management training program that takes place in Japan, Hawaii, Thailand, and Singapore.

“We are delighted to see such an interest from Malaysia in the Fujitsu-JAIMS Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program and we wholeheartedly congratulate Ms. Rusnida Talib on winning a place in it,” said David Chong, Head of Marketing, Fujitsu Malaysia. “As an industry leader we see it as our responsibility to help nurture a next generation of leaders that will not only be concerned about the profits but also, how to create growth while advancing their communities too. Programs such as the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge are key in such endeavours.”

Ms. Talib, from the Civil Engineering and Urban Transportation Department, was selected based on her social contribution to developing Malaysia and its communities, as well as her professional qualifications, capabilities, work experience and goals.

“I’m very proud to have won a seat in this prestigious scholarship programme, as I believe that with the knowledge I will gain over the 14 weeks I can advance myself and my contribution to community development. The class syllabus seems balanced and challenging, and is sure to make me a better leader, particularly thanks to the culture of Japanese work ethics. My work at Kuala Lumpur City Hall requires that I blend preserving our culture with world-class infrastructure, and this programme will be an ideal place to learn more about doing so, particularly as we will be spending time in countries or areas that face similar challenges such as Thailand and Hawaii in the US,” she said.

Established in 1985, the Fujitsu Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for people in Asia-Pacific to study under the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program and gain best global business management practices that can be applied in their own countries and organizations. To date, the scholarship has enabled 499 professionals from 18 countries with practical wisdom – a skill of decision-making and acting on the spot based on the sense of common good. Through this program, participants are armed with a global perspective and local knowledge, which gives them the insights to capture the essence of a situation, exercise good judgment, and act wisely within a changing context.

Applications for the 36th Fujitsu Scholarship program is now open through to September 30, 2016, noon Japan time. Kindly visit our website for further details on the scholarship:

Fujitsu Scholarship:
How to Apply:
Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge:

The Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program is designed to be highly interactive with company visits and presentations, onsite projects, lectures, activities, and discussions involving professors from renowned universities including Hitotsubashi University, International University of Japan, Chuo University, University of Tokyo, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Nanyang Business School, National University of Singapore, and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, while also including interactions with business corporate leaders from corporations such as Eisai Co., Ltd., Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd.

About Fujitsu
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About Fujitsu Asia
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