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Application Guidelines

The 69th International Student Conference

Japan Resident Participants (JRP)

ISC69 will be offering a scholarship program!

  • We will be giving a partial refund to the best performing 1-2 participants at the end of the conference

  • For further inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Application Period: April 2nd, 2023 〜 April 25th *EXTENDED TO 30th, 2023 (11:59 pm JST*)

Application Procedure: Please read the application requirements carefully and fill in the required Google Form (link). Submit it along with your application document and a digital copy of your student ID.
Screening Process: Written Application and Interview


*JST (Japan Standard Time) is GMT+9

1. Annual Theme of ISC69

“Be a Pioneer of the Next Generation: Action Towards Diversity, Sustainability, and Respect”

2. Table Topics

The list below includes the major Table table topics that ISC69 will be centered on. For more details, please visit this link

Table 1

Digital Nationalism - Decentralization of the internet; Formation of National Digital Ecosystems, Cybersecurity in China

Table 2

Gender and LGBTQ - Combating Gender and Sexuality based discrimination

Table 3

Mental health impact during public health emergencies - Addressing mental health impacts of world health emergencies

Table 4

Transition towards green economy - Building resiliency through digital innovations

Table 5

Covid-19 and Income Inequality - Anticipating future trends of income disparity and its impacts during another feasible crisis.  

3. Eligibility requirements

  • You must be dedicated to this conference, motivated, and responsible during all activities.

  • You must be enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school in Japan, and be above 18 years old as of June 1st, 2023. 

  • You must be able to travel from your current residence in Japan to the Olympic Center in Tokyo (Yoyogi) and participate in the entire program.

  • Having a proficient level of English is preferred, especially to be able to join academic discussions during the conference.

  • Applicants should be available during the period within which the conference will be held (mid to late August).

Applicant should have the financial means to travel to and from Olympic Center in Tokyo (Yoyogi) during the conference.

4. Application period

April 2nd, 2023 ~ April 25th, 2023 (11:59 pm JST)

5. Application Procedures 

Please read the application requirements carefully and fill in the required Google Form provided below. Submit it along with a digital copy of your student ID.
You can access the application form

6. Selection Process 

  1.  First Screening: Review of Written Applications 

    2.  Second Screening: Interview Phase

 **Applicants who pass the First Screening will have to undergo an Interview via  Video Conferencing with the respective Table heads of their most preferred Table Topic.

7. Participation fee

60,000 JPY

This participation fee covers participants' accommodation, meals, and transportation during the Main Conference. It does not cover transportation costs from your current residence to the Main Conference Location or any other costs that may arise.

***The participant will bear the cost of all other fees.

8. Schedule 

  • ~ April 27th: Result announcement on the 1st Screening will be sent via email

  • ~ May 7th: Result announcement on the 2nd Screening will be sent via email

  • May 27th & 28th: Advanced Conference (hybrid; offline for those in Japan)

  • May-August: Study & Cultural Exchange Sessions (online) 

  • August 17th - 19th: Study Tour (offline; extra fee for participation) 

  • August 19th - 28th: Main Conference (offline) 

  • August 27th: Final Forum (offline)

9. After Acceptance to participate in ISC69

  • The Advanced Conference (May 27th & 28th) will be held online for those residing outside of Japan. It is mandatory to join the two sessions, even though you will be joining online. In addition, if you happen to be in Japan during this time, we would love to have you at the Advanced Conference in person. Details will be announced later by your table chief or a committee member. 

  • The Study Tour will be held from August 17th to 19th. A survey will be distributed later to ask for your preferred Study Tour destination. It will be a great opportunity to tour Japan with International Students. Please be noted that an extra fee will be required for participation.

  • After the Study Tour, the Main Conference will take place from August 19th to 28th. All participants will gather and engage in discussions throughout the conference.

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