The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Program in Bangladesh has been started since 2001. Total of 198 fellows have been sent to Japan under the program so far and another 15 fellows will be dispatched in August 2012. JDS Program is now inviting potential applicants who understand its aims and are interested in 2 years master degree program at Japanese accepting universities for the academic year 2013-2014.The program at Japanese universities will be instructed in English. The number of dispatches is 15 per year.
– Nationality: Bangladesh Nationals. – Age: Below Forty (40) as of April 1, 2013 (Born on/after April 2, 1973). – Academic Background: Completed sixteen (16) years of school education with at least Bachelor’s degree. At least two (2) First Divisions or equivalent with no Third Division. – Work Experience:for BCS Cadre Officials. – Public Administration, Economics, Environmental Policy and International Relations: To be a confirmed member of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Cadre for at least two (2) years of work experience as full-time employee in Government Service.(for Bangladesh Bank Class-1 Officers). – Economics and Environmental Policy: To be a Bangladesh Bank Class-1 Officers for at least two (2) years of work experience as full-time employee in Bangladesh Bank. – Applicants must obtain permission for their appropriate department or person (Prescribed Form). – Applicants from BCS Cadres are required to complete necessary Foundation Training Course by April 1, 2013 and eligible to get the deputation for full period of preparatory orientation as well as study in Japan before departure for Japan. – Applicants from Bangladesh Bank are required to be eligible to get the deputation for full period of preparatory orientation as well as study in Japan before departure for Japan. – English: To have a good command of both written and spoken English (preferably IELTS 6.0, CBT (Computer-Based TOEFL) 213, PBT (Paper Based TOEFL) 550 or above. – Health: Must be mentally and physically in good health.