Want to study in the Land of the Rising Sun? Japan opens scholarship grants for postgraduate studies

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  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) opens scholarship grants to qualified Filipinos who want to pursue postgraduate studies
  • Seven prestigious Japan universities participated in the grant
  • Qualifications and processes are posted in the JICA website and deadline of submission will be on January 25

Under the scholarship grant by the Knowledge Co-Creation Program (of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), qualified Filipinos who are aiming to continue their postgraduate studies in Japan may now be possible.

The Department of Finance (DOF)’s statement was quoted by GMA stating that the grant will be open for Master’s and Doctorate degrees in seven prestigious universities in Japan.

This includes the National Graduate Institute for Policy (GRIPS), Waseda University, Sophia University, International University of Japan, Kyoto University, Hitotsubashi University, and the University of Tsukaba.

The DOF statement clarified, “Qualified applicants must either be a ‘young or middle-age government official, or personnel from private institutions who are expected to engage in policy formulation; prospective academicians.”

Some of the qualifications include:

  • preferably less than 40 years of age, but those who are over 40 will be subject to discussion
  • must at least have a Bachelor’s degree and have competent English language skills, both in written and oral communication
  • must also have a TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test) score of 79 or higher, and an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or higher

Applicants who qualify for the grant will receive custom-made program and other support programs in Japan. The grand will also include the round-trip airfare, books and interior researches, allowance for living expenses, outfit allowance, and moving allowance.

The deadline of submission will be on January 25. You can visit the official website of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for more details: www.jica.go.jp 

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