JDS scholarship program for 2020 is now open. This scholarship is 2 years-Master course in English for studying in Japan, which is targeted at young government officials of Royal Government of Cambodia, funded by the Government of Japan. The application deadline will be November 04, 2020.
The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) was launched in 2000 in Cambodia, and 392 Fellows have been studied in Japan since then.
Application for the academic year 2021-2022 is now open for eligible applicants who subscribe to the scholarship aims and are interested in 2 year master degree programs (in English) at Japanese universities. 24 scholars will be selected through the selection.
|Nationality||Be a citizens of Cambodia|
|Age||Between 22 and 39 years old as at April 1, 2021|
|Be a holder of Bachelor Degree authorized by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) or other countriesNote|
Some accepting universities may have other requirements or desirable academic background.
|Be a public servant employed by a Target Organization, or an employee of designated organizationsHave at least 2-year full time work experience in the current workplace as of the application closing date (Contract staff is not eligible)Note– Probation period can be included in the 2 years- Contract staff period cannot be included in the 2 years- Part time work and volunteer work cannot be counted as the work experience|
|Have enough English language proficiencyNote– e.g. TOEFL 500-550 / IELTA 5.5 (as a benchmark)- TOEFL ITP test will be arranged for ALL the applicants|
|Be in good physical and mental conditions|
|Ineligibility||A person falling under any of the following items is not eligible– Not be a current or prospected recipient of other scholarships- Not be a holder of Master or higher degree earned abroad under the support of foreign scholarship- Military personnel or those who belong to affiliated organizations|
|Others||JDS Fellows must return to Cambodia upon completing the Master program and resume working for at least two (2) years at their initial workplace to make a contribution to the development of Cambodia.|
The selection process
|Sep 9 – Nov 4, 2020||Application||Closing Date: 3:00 p.m. on November 4 (Wed), 2020|
|Mid Nov (Sat)||Academic aptitude test||TOEFL-ITP and Math tests|
※ Check the Application Guide for further detail conditions of the tests
|Dec – Early Jan||1st Selection||Screening by the Japanese universities|
|Jan. 2021||Health Checkup|
|Early Feb||2nd Selection||Interview by the university|
|End of Feb.||3rd Selection||Interview by the Operating Committee|
|End Feb. – Early Mar||Approval by the OC|
|Mar – Apr||Application Procedure||JICE will support application for each university|
|May – Jul||Pre-Departure English & Academic Training||1.5 months (Almost whole day and every day)|
|Jul||Orientations||Provided by JICA, MOEYS and JICE|
|Aug.||Departure for Japan||JICE will arrange air-ticket, visa, and support before and after the arrival in Japan|