Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Program, 2015/2016

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Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship Program (JDS) is now inviting potential applicants to undertake 2-year Master’s course at Japanese Universities in English for the academic year 2015-2016. Scholarship is open for citizens of Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Cambodia and Laos. JDS Fellows are also expected to contribute to the enhanced bilateral relations between their countries and Japan, with well-rounded knowledge of Japan.. Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship Program (JDS) is to support human resource development of the Japanese grant aid recipient countries. JDS program targets the highly capable young officials (mainly government) who are expected to engage in implementing social and economic development plans as a future leader. JDS Fellows are also expected to contribute to the enhanced bilateral relations between their countries and Japan, with well-rounded knowledge of Japan. JDS program offers 2-year Master’s course at Japanese Universities in English. JDS Fellows will get a special opportunity for directly learning the forefront knowledge in the technological environment as well as for building the wide human networks..  Scholarships are awarded for pursuing master degree program at Japanese universities.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are available for studying all the subjects.
Who can apply to this scholarship? – Citizens of Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Tajikistan,  Cambodia or Laos
· Age limit for Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic is between 22 and 40, for Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Cambodia and Laos is between 22 and 39, for  Vietnam is between 24 and 39, for Bangladesh is below Forty (40) years old, as of April 1st, 2015 (April 2nd, 1975 and born on/before April 1st, 1993)
· Hold a Bachelor Degree.
· Have a good command of both written and spoken English.
· International TOEFL 500 or equivalent is required.
· Mentally and physically in good health
Benefits of the scholarship: -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.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Scholarship is awarded for 2 year master degree program at Japanese accepting universities for the academic year 2015-2016.
Number of scholarships: The number of dispatches this year are as follows: Myanmar -44, Uzbekistan-15, Kyrgyz Republic-15, Vietnam-30, Bangladesh-15, Mongolia: 18, Tajikistan-5, Cambodia-24 and Laos-20.

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