Japanese Government Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) ,Master’s Students ,Japan

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Scholarship Description:

Japanese Government Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) ,Master’s Students ,Japan is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Applications are open for scholarships for Young Leaders’ Program (YLP)  for 2013 academic year. The scholarship is available for international students  to pursue master’s program in the field of Public Administration/ Public  Policy from October 2013 at National Graduate Institute for Policy  Studies (GRIPS) in Japan. Approx 10 scholarships are awarded for one year. The  scholarship will cover tuition fees provide monthly allowance up to 242,000 yen,  travel allowance and accommodations. The deadline of the applications  differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or  consulate general in your country.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is offered in the field of  Public Administration/ Public Policy. Course Level: The  scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree at National  Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). Scholarship  Provider: Japanese Government Scholarship can be taken  at: Japan

Eligibility: -Nationality: Applicants must be nationals of  countries eligible for the YLP (School of Government). -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). -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. -Work  Experience: At least 3years of work experience in public administration  (preferably5yearsor more). - English Proficiency: A minimum TOEFL-iBT score  of 79 (TOEFL-CBT score of 213, TOEFL-PBT score of 550), IELTS 6.0 or  equivalent. Health: Applicants must be in good health. 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.   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 with draw 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 with  in dates set by there ceiving 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The  students of 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 can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: 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. MEXT will offer scholarships to foreign  students who wish to study at GRIPS as YLP students in public  administration/public policy for the academic year 2013 under the MEXT  Scholarship Program.

Number of award(s): Approximately 10 students are awarded.

Duration of award(s): One year, from October 2013 to September  2014. Course duration resulting in the conferral of a Master’s Degree in  Public Administration/Public Policy by GRIPS.

What does it cover? (1)Allowance: 242,000 yen per month (inFY2012;  amount is subject to change) will be provided to grantees during the term of the  scholarship. Grantees who are absent from the university for long periods, will  no longer be provided with the scholarship. (2)Travel Allowance: -Transportation to Japan: Grantees will be provided, in accordance with their  itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, with an economy class air ticket from  the international airport closest to their place of residence to Narita  International Airport (or following the itinerary normally used by the  university where grantees are placed). Expenses such as inland transportation  from place of residence to the nearest international airport; airport taxes;  airport usage charges; special taxes on overseas travel; and travel expenses  within  Japan will be borne by the grantee (in principle, the grantee’s  place of residence shall be the address stated in the application form). - Transportation from Japan: Grantees who return to their home country within the  fixed period following the expiration of the scholarship will be provided, upon  application, with an economy class air ticket from Narita International Airport  to the international airport nearest to their home address. Expenses such as  inland transportation from their home address to the international airport,  airport taxes, and special travel taxes will NOT be provided (in principle, the  address in the grantee’s home country as stated in the application is considered  the home address). Grantees must arrange any aviation and/or accident insurance  to and from Japan on their own. The airport that the grantee departs from, or  returns to, must be an airport tins their home country. (3) Tuition Fees:  Fees for matriculation, tuition, and university entrance examinations will be  paid by the Japanese government (4)Accommodations: -In principle,  grantees may reside at accommodations provided by GRIPS. -Private Boarding  Houses or Apartment Houses: Those who cannot accommodate in the facilities  described above will be arranged at private boarding houses or apartments  recommended by the GRIPS Student Office.

Selection Procedure: (1)  Initialscreeningwillbeconductedbytherecommendingauthoritiesinapplicant’shomecountry.   (2)Second screening by means of an interview and review of submitted documents  will be conducted by GRIPS. If it is difficult to arrange an interview in the  applicant’s home country, the interview maybe conducted by telephone or  internet. (3) The list of final selections by GRIPS will be submitted to the  YLP committee organized by MEXT for final approval.

How to Apply: -All documents should use A4 paper and should be  typed. If documents are handwritten, please print clearly. - These documents  should be written in English. Each document must be submitted with a certified  English translation if the original is not written in English. We must emphasize  that applications are considered incomplete until all documents, including  recommendation letters and diplomas, are submitted in English or come with  English translations. - Recommendation letters should be written separately  in the designated format by an immediate superior at your workplace or an  academic advisor from your university. At least one and preferably two should be  written by immediate superiors at the workplace. -Submit English test  proficiency scores from the TOEFL or IELTS from within the last two years. If  you submit the results of a different test of English proficiency, please submit  a conversion of the score to TOEFL or IELTS. - If you have a publication or  dissertation, submit the overview separately. - Your application may not be  accepted if any of the documents are incomplete, inaccurate, or missing. - Number the documents from 1 to 10 (the items numbered in the list above) in the  upper right corner of each document.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline of the  applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese  embassy or consulate general in your country.

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Degree Level:

Japanese Government Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) ,Master’s Students ,Japan is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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