Beasiswa Penuh ke Jepang : Young Leaders Program 2017/18 for Asian Students


Deadline: Depends on Different  Countries.
Location: Japan


Fully Funded !



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.
The YLP is one of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT*) Scholarship Student systems.

*MEXT = Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.


Eligibility :

1. Participants are selected from the countries listed below. They should be young public administrators and government officials who are expected to play active roles in the future as national leaders in their home countries.
Eligible Countries:

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
(29 Countries)

2. Applicants must be, in principle under 40 years of age.
3.  Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university.
4. Works experience required.
5. English proficiency required with TOFEL iBT score of 79 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.


Recruitment and Selection:
(1) Method of Recruitment
Recruitment will be conducted through the recommending authorities of each eligible country. Please ask the Japanese Embassy for further information.
(2) Screening Procedure
[1] First screening by the recommending authorities
[2] Second screening by GRIPS
[3] Final screening by the YLP committee organized by MEXT.
Scholarship Benefits:

(1) Allowance: Each grantee will be provided monthly with 242,000 yen during the term of the scholarship. However, the amount of allowance will be subject to change depending upon the annual budget of the Japanese government for each fiscal year. The scholarship will not be paid to a grantee who takes a leave of absence or is long absent from the assigned university. The scholarships will be cancelled for a grantee in the following cases. Furthermore, if scholarship payments were made during the period the following cases applied, the grantees may be ordered to return scholarship payments received during that period:

[1]  If any of his/her application documents is found to be falsely stated;
[2]  If he/she is in breach of his/her pledge made to the Minister of MEXT;
[3]  If it becomes definitive that the grantee will not be able to graduate (or complete his/her course) within the standard course term because of his/her poor academic achievement or suspension;
[4]  If his/her resident status of “College Student” as provided for in Paragraph 1-4 of Appendix to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act changes to any other status;
[5] If he/she is provided with another scholarship (except for a scholarship designated for research expenses); or
[6]  If grantee’s government and/or other state institutions request such cancellation.

(2) Traveling Costs:

[1]  Transportation to Japan: Each grantee will be supplied in general, accounting to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, with an economy-class airplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home address* to Narita or Haneda International Airport. Expenses such as domestic transportation from his/her home address to the international airport, airport tax, airport usage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan will NOT be supplied. *The address in the country of the grantee’s nationality stated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home address”.
[2]  Transportation from Japan: The grantee who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be supplied, in general, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for the travel from Narita or Haneda International Airport to the international airport nearest to his/her home address.
* Insurance premiums for travel to/ from Japan shall be borne by the grantee.
(3) School Fees: Fees for matriculation and tuition will be paid by the Japanese government.

(4) Accommodations:

[1]  In principle, grantees may reside at residence halls provided by GRIPS.
[2 ]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.

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