Apply Now: Asia Design Global Workshop 2023 Summer in Tokyo

Featured image above: Asia Design Global Workshop in Bangkok, early 2023 – photographed by Jin-baek Lee, OF Now Design Lab

8-day-long exploration and discovery with a hint of cultural exchange and friendship-building joined by students and professors with diverse backgrounds from leading design schools from around Asia

In a nutshell

1. Depending on your GPA due to the criteria provided by the Japanese government – 60,000 JPY for students with GPA of lower than 2.3 in the scale of 3.0 and 80,000 JPY for students with GPA of 2.3 or higher. More information in the required document below.
2. Selected students will book their tickets and accommodations themselves independently and will receive the above amount upon arrival.
3. Please note that students with Japanese nationality are NOT eligible, as the financial support come from the Japanese government’s program to foster cultural exchange between Japanese students and those from different culture than Japan.

The brief: Redesign Bad Design

During the eight-day workshop, the participating students as teams will discover bad designs on the streets of Tokyo. Each team will purchase the bad design with a maximum budget of 10,000 yen and transform it into an attractive and fantastic design.

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↘ Explore accommodations recommended by Shibaura Institute of Technology
↘ Explore the Shibaura Toyosu campus and its neighborhood

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Motivation letter & GPA for internal screening

  1. Write your motivation letter using this [ MS Word template ] and export as a PDF
  2. Download your GPA from UNIST Portal as a PDF
  3. Merge the two above into a PDF under your student number: e.g., 140526.pdf
  4. Upload it to the following [ DropBox link ]
  5. Deadline: Sunday 14 May 23:55

Required document to be handed over to Shibaura for the financial support

  1. Download this [ Excel file template ]
  2. Fill your information as much as possible in all four forms (there are four tabs)
  3. Replace the file name with your student number: e.g., 140526.xlsx
  4. Upload it to the following [ DropBox link ]
  5. Deadline: Sunday 14 May 23:55

Selection process & schedule

  1. The selection committee consists of more than three UNIST Design professors
  2. The motivation letter (1–5, 5 being highest) and your GPA will equally be weighted
  3. The representation of all study levels will also be considered (i.e., the selection committee will ensure that students from bachelors, masters, and doctoral level are all moderately represented in the cohort)
  4. The 15 students that are finally selected will be informed by Friday 19 of May 23:55 at the latest

Participating schools

  • Chaoyang University of Technology, TW
  • Chiba University, JP
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, TH
  • Ming Chi University of Technology, TW
  • Prince of Songkla University, TH
  • Shibaura Institute of Technology, JP
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, KR
  • University of Ulsan, KR