Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Program, 2018-2019

Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship Program (JDS) is now inviting applicants to undertake 2-year master’s course at Japanese Universities in English for the academic year 2018-2019. JDS Fellows are also expected to contribute to the enhanced bilateral relations between their countries and Japan, with well-rounded knowledge of Japan. The number of dispatches is 20 per year.

Applicants must have a good command of both written and spoken English.

Scholarship Award:

  • Full tuition fees
  • One round-trip air fare
  • Arrival allowance
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Monthly scholarship
  • Subsidiary allowance for purchasing books
  • Subsidiary allowance for shipping
  • Subsidiary allowance for traveling and seminar
  • Overseas travel insurance
  • Supports from the agent: Finding accommodation, Initial settlement of your life in Japan and Emergency situation etc

Scholarship Provider: JDS is funded by the Government of Japan through ODA (Official Development Assistance) supported by Japanese tax payers.

Age:  Between 22 and 39 as of April 1st, 2018 (Born on/after April 2nd, 1978 and born on/before April 1st, 1996)

Academic Background:  

  • Possess a Bachelor Degree relevant to the target fields
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL PBT 550/ iBT 79-80 or IELTS 6.5 or higher
  • CP1-1 Kobe University/ CP1-2 International Christian University/ CP1-3 Nagoya University: 16 years of formal education is required (in principle), however, relevant academic/research career or working experience can be considered as the alternative to meet the requirement.

Click here to apply


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