The JDS Program aims to provide nationalities of China, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka with opportunities for academic research at Japanese higher educational institutions under the Grant Aid assistance by Government of Japan.
The objective of this program is to support the respective Government in its efforts to facilitate its own plans for human resource development mainly for capacity building and institutional building, and thereby extend and enhance the bilateral relationship with Japan.
The JDS Program targets young government officers for public sector, researchers, and others with potential to play leadership roles in their specialties after return to each country as well as to become leaders in their homeland in the 21st century. This Program is implemented by the related Ministry of the respective countries, Government of Japan JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
The JDS fellows are sent to Japanese higher educational institutions to pursue a Master’s Degree.
Host Institutions: Selected Universities in Japan, Next course starts Aug-Oct 2013
Field of studies: Depending on the country, the field of studies supported include: Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics and Finance, Law, Public Policy, International Relations, Information Technology, Industrial Development and other related fields
Number of Awards: Bangladesh: 15 fellows, Laos: not specified, Philippines: 20 fellows, China: 45 fellows
Target group: Nationals of China, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka
Scholarship value/inclusions: The scholarship shall include institution expenses (tuition fees, admission fees), traveling and seminar allowance, book allowance, arrival allowance, accommodation allowance, daily expenses, shipping allowance, etc. For more information, please read the terms and conditions of the scholarship (link found below).
Eligibility: See the country-specific eligibility requirements in their respective websites (links found below).
Deadline: Sept-Oct 2012 (annual)
Official Scholarship Websites (country specific): http://sv2.jice.org/e/jds/application/index.htm