The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) (former Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)) is to support human resource development of the Japanese grant aid recipient countries. JDS Project targets the highly capable young officials (mainly government) who are expected to engage in implementing social and economic development plans as a future leader.
The JDS is one of the longest-running international scholarship programs offered by the Japanese government to Filipino professionals who want to study in Japan. The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid or JDS is open for Filipinos engaged in formulating and implementing socio-economic development plans and become future leaders in their respective fields.
The JDS is open to Filipinos, between 22 and 39 years old who are interested to pursue master’s degree in Japan in an effort to support Philippine development. JDS Fellows are also expected to contribute to the enhanced bilateral relations between their countries and Japan, with well-rounded knowledge of Japan.
JDS Project offers 2-year Master’s courses at Japanese Universities in English. JDS Fellows will get a special opportunity for directly learning the forefront knowledge in the technological environment as well as for building the wide human networks.
There will be 20 scholars selected per year. To start with, JDS Fellows will be provided with pre-departure orientations, arrival briefing and orientation program to prepare your study in Japan, and with support for initial settling in including immigration related procedures and housing.
Full tuition fees
One round trip air fare
Subsidiary allowance for purchasing books
Subsidiary allowance for shipping
Subsidiary allowance for travelling and seminar
Overseas travel insurance
Supports from the agent: finding accommodation, initial settlement of your life in Japan, emergency situation, etc.
Further reading, http://jds-scholarship.org/country/philippines/
Citizens of the Republic of the Philippines
Between 22 and 39 as of application date
Must be an employee of the Target Organization and not a member of the military
Have a performance rating of at least very satisfactory in the organization
Have not been awarded any other foreign scholarships for obtaining a master’s degree
Currently employed in the Target Organization
Have permanent status or its equivalent
At least 2 years work experience
Here is the list of Target OrganizationsTO_list_2017
Possess a Bachelor Degree relevant to target fields
English proficiency: TOEFL PBT 440/iBT or IELTS 6.5 or higher
CP1-1 Kobe University/ CP1-2 International Christian University/ CP1-3 Nagoya University: 16 years of formal education is required, however, relevant academic/ research career or working experience can be considered as the alternative to meet the requirement
How to Applyjds-scholarship-org-step-index-html
Read more, http://jds-scholarship.org/country/philippines/apply.html
JDS project is the long term scholarship project of the Government of the Philippines through the assistance of the Government of Japan. The objective of the JDS project is to provide the Philippine nationals with opportunities for obtaining Master’s Degree at Japanese Universities in order to support the human resource development policies of the Government of the Philippines, and eventually to extend and strengthen the bilateral relations between Japan and the Philippines. Every year, JDS will select at least 20 scholars.
Submit your application to
JICE JDS Project Office in the Philippines
Unit 2-F1, Island Plaza Salcedo
105 LP Leviste, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Telephone: 02 753 3261