Japanese Government Scholarship 2013

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Scholarship Description:

Japanese Government Scholarship 2013 is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship 2013

The Young Leaders' Program (YLP) aims to cultivate national leaders of the future in Asia and around the world. In addition, while enhancing the participants' understanding about Japan, it should help form a network among national leaders, contributing to the establishment of friendly relations and improved policy planning activities between worldwide, including Japan. The YLP is one of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT*) Scholarship Student systems. *MEXT = Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Deadline: 01 Oct 2013


Eligible Countries and Participants

Participants are selected from the countries listed below. They should be young public administrators and government officials who are expected to play active roles in the future as national leaders in their home countries.

Eligible Countries:

P. R. China, Rep. of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey (29 Countries)


(1) Nationality: Applicants must be nationals of countries eligible for the YLP (School of Government). (2) Age: Applicants must be, in principle, under 40 years of age, as at 1 October, 2013 (i.e. born on or after 2 October 1973). (3) Academic Background: Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized/accredited university or college, and have achieved shown excellent academic performance. (4) Work Experience: At least 3 years of work experience in public administration (preferably 5 years or more). (5) English Proficiency: A minimum TOEFL-iBT score of 79 (TOEFL-CBT score of 213, TOEFL-PBT score of 550) , IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. (6) Health: Applicants must be in good health. (7) Visa Requirement: Selected Applicants must obtain a “College Student” visa prior to their arrival in Japan. Applicants who are already in Japan under a different visa category are required to change it to “College Student” by the end of the month preceding the start of the scholarship. Applicants who change their resident status to anything other than “College Student” following their arrival in Japan will immediately lose their status as a Japanese government scholarship student. (8) Applicants who meet any or all of the conditions below are not eligible. If identified as such after commencement of the scholarship period, applicants will be required to withdraw from the scholarship: ? Active members of military forces, or civilians employed by military forces at the time that the scholarship period is scheduled to commence. ? Unable to travel to Japan within dates set by the receiving university. ? Already enrolled in a Japanese university under “College Student” status, or plans to enroll at a Japanese university as a privately-financed international student, between the time of application for the GRIPS scholarship and the time the scholarship period is due to commence. ? Those who will lose their status as public administrators or government officials following the time of application or before completion of the program.

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Degree Level:

Japanese Government Scholarship 2013 is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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