Samoan Engineer to Pursue his Masters in Japan

Le’aututū Manuia will undergo a Master’s in the area of energy systems, focusing specifically on providing grid inertia support for greater utilisation of inverter-based renewable energy resources.

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A 26-year-old Engineer from Ululoloa has been granted a scholarship to study his Masters at the Kyoto University in Japan.

Mr. Le’aututū Manuia Lameta-Brown holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) from the University of Auckland and has been offered a Japanese Government Scholarship, provided through its Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

HE Mr. SENTA Keisuke and Le’aututū Manuia Lameta-Brown at a farewell ceremony, 25 March 2024.

At a brief departure ceremony held at the Embassy of Japan in Apia on Monday 25 March, Le’aututū Manuia said he was excited to travel to Japan to pursue further studies.

He will undergo a Master’s in the area of energy systems, focusing specifically on providing grid inertia support for greater utilisation of inverter-based renewable energy resources.

Le’aututū says he hopes to contribute to Samoa’s development and the advancements of technology in renewable energy, through his chosen area of study.

The scholarship program underscores the strong ties between Japan and Samoa and aims to promote academic and cultural exchanges between the two countries, said the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, HE Mr. SENTA Keisuke.

His Excellency congratulated Le’aututū and wished him all the best in successful achievements of his studies and his future endeavours.

About Japan’s MEXT Scholarship

The Japanese Government offers several types of scholarship to the people of the Independent State of Samoa to study in Japan every year.

The Embassy of Japan in Samoa conducts the selection of the candidate based on
• Teachers Training Students Scholarship (selection period: February/March)
• Specified Training College Students Scholarship (selection period: June/July)
• Undergraduate Student Scholarship (selection period: June/July)
• Research student Scholarship (selection period: June/July)

The requirements of applicants and the availabilities of fields of study varies and if you are interested, please feel free to email japanese.embassy@ap.mofa.go.jp ,call Embassy of Japan on 21187 or visit us at the 2nd floor of SNPF Plaza.