Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 2024-25 in Japan (Fully Funded) | Apply Now

Call for JDS Scholarship Applications! Are you a young Kenyan graduate with dreams of pursuing advanced studies in Japan? If yes, we are pleased to inform you that the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) for the academic year 2024-2025, is now accepting applications.

Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship

This is a prestigious scholarship programme in Japan that offers fully funded opportunities for both Master’s and Ph.D. programs at renowned Japanese universities. As you read further, you will discover details about the JDS Scholarship and how you can apply to participate.

About JDS Scholarship

Since its inception in 2020, the JDS Scholarship program has been empowering Kenyan talents by providing avenues for academic and professional growth in Japan. With a commitment to fostering human resource development, JDS aims to nurture future leaders who can contribute to the sustainable development of Kenya.

JDS Scholarship Benefits

The JDS Scholarship covers a wide range of benefits to ensure that scholars can fully focus on their studies and explore Japan’s academic excellence and rich cultural heritage. The JDS Scholarship entails the following benefits:

  • Full Tuition Fees: Say goodbye to tuition worries as the scholarship covers all academic expenses.
  • Air Fare: Travel to Japan hassle-free with fully funded airfare.
  • Arrival Allowance: Receive financial support upon arrival to ease your transition.
  • Accommodation Allowance: Ensure comfortable living arrangements with stipends for accommodation.
  • Monthly Scholarship: Access stipends to cover living expenses throughout your study duration.
  • Book Allowance: Invest in your academic resources with allocated funds for books and materials.
  • Shipping Allowance: Move your belongings with ease using the provided shipping allowance.
  • Travel and Seminar Attendance Allowance: Attend conferences and seminars with financial travel support.
  • Overseas Travel Insurance: Enjoy peace of mind with travel insurance coverage.
  • Support from the Agent: Receive guidance and assistance from the JDS project agent throughout your journey, from finding accommodation to addressing emergencies.

Eligibility Criteria for JDS Scholarship

Master Applicant Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Candidates Must be a citizens of Kenya.
  • Age: Must be below 40 years old as of April 1st, 2024.
  • Occupation: Be a public servant at target organizations.
  • Work Experience: Posses a minimum of 2 years of work experience as a public servant, including a period of probation.
  • Academic Background: Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with 16 years of formal education.
  • English Proficiency: While not mandatory, an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher is preferable.

PhD Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: Applicants must hold Kenyan citizenship to be considered
  • Education: Be or She should hold a Master’s degree.
  • Age: Should be below 45 years old as of April 1st, 2024.
  • Relevance: The research theme must align with the development issues of Kenya.
  • Work Experience: Have a minimum of 2 years of work experience as a public servant, including a period of probation.
  • Recommendation: Submit a recommendation letter from the current duty office supervisor.

Application Guide

For PhD Program:

For Masters Degree Program:

For further information, kindly visit the Official page of the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 2024-25 via this link

Application Deadline

Friday, March 8th, 2024.

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