Applications are invited for Fully funded Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme in Japan. Applications are open for international students to pursue Master degree for the 2018-19 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : Always Open
Study in : Japan
Providers : The Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme
Course Level : Master Degree Scholarships
Field of Study : Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) programme.

Benefits of Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme in Japan:

A monthly stipend covers accommodations, meals, transportations, and other expenses. It cannot be increased to cover family members if any. The amount of the stipend is subject to change according to the decision of the Japanese Government.
Admission and tuition fees.
Round-trip economy-class air tickets between your home country and Japan.
*The current amount of monthly stipend is 147,000 yen (as of 2018).
**The current amount of admission fee is 290,000 yen and annual tuition fee is 917,000 yen (as of 2018).

Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme in Japan
Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme in Japan

Eligibility for Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme in Japan: 

    • A suitable level of proficiency in English to be able to write a thesis is required.
    • For those who have not received undergraduate/graduate education in English, please submit an official score report or certificate of exams with the following minimum scores or above.
    • TOEFL iBT(internet based test) 79, TOEFL PBT(paper-based test) 550, IELTS 6.0 (in each band)
    • The score should be obtained within the past two years of the application.
    • TOEFL ITP score is not accepted.
    • For those who have received education in English, please obtain an official proof letter from the graduated university.Eligible Countries: Citizens of developing member of the WCO are eligible to apply.List of Countries: South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile,  Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,  Curaçao, Dominican Republic , Ecuador, El Salvador,  Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti,  Honduras, Jamaica,  Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela, Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, East and Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,  Zimbabwe, North of Africa, Near and Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Fas, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, (Republic of the) Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo and East, South and South East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific Islands: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macau, China, Malaysia, Maldives ,Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Union of Myanmar, Vanuatu and Vietnam

      Eligibility for the Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme in Japan:  Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

      • A candidate must be a customs officer of a developing member of the WCO with quality work experience of at least three years in the field of customs policy and administration in his/her home country.
      • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in IPR border enforcement, and who are expected to work in the IPR-related section of their Customs administration after this Scholarship Programme.
      • A candidate must be in good health and preferably under 40 years of age as of April 1, 2019.
      • Individuals who have already been awarded a scholarship under the Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme in the past will not be entitled to apply for this Scholarship Programme.
      • After the completion of the Programme, the candidates should continue to work in their home Customs administration for 3 years at least.

      English Language Requirements: English Proficiency:

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