Download NIFISA 8th Seminar Registration Guideline (PDF).


 The NIFISA 8th Seminar will be a 10 Days program, composed of Sport Management Seminar.
We hope the program could provide an opportunity to exchange new ideas of Olympic Movement from different countries.

*Dates:  27th,Augest~6th, September, 2018.

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

*Application period:  7th, May~1st, June, 2018

*The NIFISA 8th Seminar is planning to accept approximately 15 participants.

Seminar Opportunities

  • *Gain Knowledge about sports management and Olympic Movement.
  • *Communicate with Japanese instructors and students and foreign lecturers.
  • *Exchange ideas with participants from several couturiers.
  • *Experience Traditional Japanese Culture and Budo (Judo, Kendo).
  • *Attend Cultural Exchange Program.
  • *Enjoy Sport Activities.


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 holder, young researcher, top coach, national level athlete, NOC officer, government official).
  • 2. Possess advanced level knowledge and skills of sport field.
  • 3. Possess English language proficiency 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.
  • 4. Aged between 22 ~ 39 years is preferred.
  • 5. The individuals who have never participated in ʻTIASʼ (Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies) Program 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 country’s Regional or National Sport Federation, National Olympic Committee or from your university.
    • *All documents and forms must be completed in English
    • Start accepting registrations: 7th, MAY, 2018

      Registration deadline: 1st, JUNE, 2018

      Primary selection results: middle June, 2018

    • *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

    • Final selection results:late June (by email)


  • 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 Oral presentations at the final day of the seminar.
  • *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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