Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Philippines: Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)


The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) project has been started in the Philippines since 2002. Up to day, total of 199 fellows have been sent to Japan under the project.

JDS project is now inviting potential applicants who understand its aims and are interested in 2-year master degree program at Japanese accepting universities for the academic year 2012-2013.The program will be instructed in English. The number of dispatches is 20 per year.

Sub-Program/ Component and Accepting University

The JDS project consists of "Sub-Program" and "Component" as the priority field of study, which correspond to and deal with the target priority issues for the social and economic development of the Philippines. The fellows are selected from the "Target Organizations" whose mission is closely related to the "Sub-Program" and "Component".
This approach gives its most importance on "Selection and Concentration" on the target priority development issues, securing further effectiveness and efficiencies of the program.

» Please find whole figure of the framework of JDS project in the Philippines here.(PDF / 14KB)

» Map of the Accepting Universities here. (PDF / 68KB)

Eligible Applicants

  • 1. A Filipino Citizen
  • 2. Between 22 and 39 years old as of April 1, 2012 (in principle)
  • 3. Civilian government employee in Target Organization with permanent status, and has at least 2-year work experience at the time of application
  • 4. Has a performance rating of at least 'Very Satisfactory' in the past year
  • 5. Has Bachelor's degree relevant to the applying field. For Component 1-2, 16 years of formal education is required (in principle), however, relevant academic/research career or working experience can be considered as the alternative to meet the requirement.
  • 6. Has not been awarded foreign scholarship for Master's degree

Application & Selection Procedures

1. Application Deadline

16:00 hrs November 9, 2011

Accomplished application documents must be submitted personally, by mail, or by courier to JICE JDS Project Office in the Philippines. Application documents will not be returned for any reason. Late submission and incomplete application documents shall NOT be accepted.

2. Tentative Schedule

  • August 31, 2011: Start of Recruitment
  • November 9, 2011: Deadline of Submission of Application Documents
  • November 26, 2011: English and Basic Mathematics Examination
  • Dec 2011 to Jan 2012: First Selection (Screening the documents) by University
  • Mid February, 2012: Second Selection (Interview) by Accepting University
  • Early March, 2012: Third Selection (Interview) by Operating Committee
  • Late March, 2012: Notification to final successful candidates
  • July to August, 2012: Pre-departure Orientation (mandatory)
  • August 2012: Departure for Japan

Download of Application Guideline and Application Documents

A. Application Guideline

B. Application Documents


Note on Research Plan

Before an applicant writes the research plan, it is recommended to study "University Information" closely to make sure if the university has curriculums and faculty members relevant to your research plan. Applicants can acquire more information in the website of each university or visit JICE JDS Project Office.
The research plan should be in connection with the Component, the program of applying university and the future career plan in the belonging organization.
Please refer to 'Guideline for Writing a Research Plan' in the Application Guidelines for detail.


JICE JDS Project Office in Philippines

Unit 2-F1, Island Plaza Salcedo, 105 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
[Office Hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 to 12:30, 13:30 to 17:30]
TEL: 02-753-3261 Email:

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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John Smith on July 8, 2013 at 5:28 AM said...

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