Japan Human Resource Development Scholarships (JDS) for Developing Countries in Asia

Japanese Government
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: Sept-Oct 2013 (annual)
Study in:  Japan
Next course starts Aug-Oct 2014

Brief description:

The JDS Program aims to provide nationalities of  Kyrgyz Republic, Myanmar, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Cambodia with opportunities for academic research at Japanese higher educational institutions under the Grant Aid assistance by Government of Japan.  The JDS fellows are sent to Japanese higher educational institutions  to pursue a Master’s Degree.

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.

Host Institution(s):

Selected Universities in Japan

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:


Target group:

Nationals of Kyrgyz Republic, Myanmar, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Cambodia.

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).


See the country-specific eligibility requirements in their respective websites (links found below).

Application instructions:

It is important to visit the country-specific websites  for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.  Application forms can also be downloaded from the official websites.


Official Scholarship Websites (country specific): http://jds-scholarship.org/

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