Download NIFISA 6th Seminar Registration Guideline (PDF).


The NIFISA 6th Seminar will be a 11 Days program, composed of Sport Management Seminar and International Conference about Sport Promotion and Development. We hope the program could provide an opportunity to exchange new ideas of Olympic Movement from different countries.

*Dates:  13th~23rd, September, 2017.

*Venue:  National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya(1-Shiromizu, Kanoya, Kagoshima 891-2393 JAPAN)

*Application period:  2nd, May~2nd, June, 2017

*The NIFISA 6th Seminar is planning to accept approximately 15 participants.

Seminar Opportunities

  • *Attend the 1st NIFISA Conference (22nd, September, 2017) and have poster presentation.Detail
  • *Gain Knowledge about sports management and Olympic Movement.
  • *Communicate with Japanese instructors and students and foreign lecturers.
  • *Enjoy Sport Activities with famous coaches.
  • *Experience Traditional Japanese Culture and Martial (Judo, Kendo).
  • *Attend Cultural Exchange Program.


Candidate criteria

  • 1. Hold a passionate interest in the Olympic Movement and Sports Management for Top Coaching (e.g. graduate student or any higher degree holders, young researcher or coach)
  • 2. Be an imminent leader in your country in sport professions in the near future
  • 3. Possess advanced level knowledge and skills of sport disciplines
  • 4. Possess English language proficiency to understand the seminars in English. (with the score of TOEIC 650, TOEFL (iBT) 70, IELT 5.0 or international experience of one year or more in an English-speaking country)
  • We only accept individuals who have never participated in ʻTIASʼ (Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies) or ʻNIFISAʼ (NIFS International Sport Academy) program.

Application process and Guideline

Application must include the following:

  • 1. First Step-Application Documents Review
    • (1) Completed Resume Form (attached Resume Form) and attach your current photo
    • (2) Completed Proposal Form (attached Proposal Form): Within 300 words (include reason(s) or motivations for interest in participating)
    • (3) A signed Letter of Recommendation from your countryʼs Regional or National Sport Federation, National Olympic Committee or from your university.

      All documents and forms must be completed in English

      Start accepting registrations: 2nd, MAY, 2017

      Registration deadline: 2nd, JUNE, 2017

      Primary selection results: middle June, 2017

    • *All personal information submitted will be treated in a confidential manner by NIFISA and will be used only for the purpose of selecting participants for the program.
  • 2.Next Step- Skype interview
    • Selected candidates will participate in a short Skype interview conducted in English with professors from the NIFISA.
    • Skype interview Date: late June, 2017

    • Final selection results:late June, 2017 (by email and letter)


  • 1. We will cover expenses for:
    • (1) Your travel from and to a designated airport in your country of origin. (We will send an e-ticket for flight)
    • (2) Accommodation and breakfast in Kanoya.
  • 2. You will pay for any expenses:
    • (1) Transportation between the airport and your home.
    • (2) Lunch and dinner while the seminar
    • (3) All other expenses.


  • *If you are selected to participate in the seminar you are required to attend all sessions.
  • *All participants are supposed to have poster presentations at the 1st NIFISA Conference on 22nd, Sep., 2017.
  • *Participants will be required to provide those documents as the following:
    • (1) Photocopy of your current passport.
    • (2) Completed copy of the Photo Release form.
    • (3) Statement about any special medical, dietary, and religious requirements or food allergies.
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