July 6, 2021

Scholarships of P143 million are provided by Japan to young Filipino officials

Scholarships of 329 million yen (roughly PHP143 million) are being offered by the Japanese government to young and “very competent” Filipino government employees who want to pursue a postgraduate degree in Japan.

For the Academic Year 2022, the Japanese Ambassador, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, and the Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jr., signed and exchanged notes on the “Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS)” for which they are both responsible.

According to the Japanese Embassy in Manila, the financing would cover a maximum of 22 JDS fellows, who will be comprised of young officials from various Philippine government organizations who will go to Japan to pursue postgraduate studies beginning in the academic year 2022.

The project’s goal is to increase the competence of the JDS fellows in their particular areas while also assisting in the creation of a pool of future Filipino leaders who will contribute to the country’s overall economic growth.

The scholarship provides funding for two-year Master’s programs in Japanese institutions of higher learning.

Over the course of the last decade, the Japanese government has provided financial assistance to 382 JDS fellows from the Philippines.

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