On April 8, Shimane University, with the help of Ningxia Foreign Affairs Office (NXFAO),?held the 2023 entrance exam in Yinchuan through online interviews and offline written exam.?Ningxia has organized the exam for 21 consecutive years, selecting?students with high school diploma or above to attend the international friendship city scholarship program between Ningxia and Shimane and offering them the chance to study in Shimane University as undergraduate students.
Since 1993 when Ningxia and Shimane of Japan established friendly relations,?they have seen ever deepening friendship. The fruitful results?they have achieved through educational cooperation play an active role in strengthening?mutual communication and understanding and underpin the further development of their friendly relations. This scholarship program has become a flagship program in Ningxia and Shimane’s endeavors to advance friendship. A total of 30 Ningxia students have studied in Shimane up to now, facilitating Ningxia and Shimane’s friendly ties.
Going forward, NXFAO will create an information database of students who attended the program and maintain contact with them as a means to pool friendly forces together. Meanwhile, more efforts will be made?to promote this scholarship program, attracting more young people in Ningxia to engage in the friendly interactions between the two places. With these efforts, Ningxia and Shimane’s friendly?relations?will be brought?to a new level and be better positioned to embrace its 30th?anniversary next year.