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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Scholarship

YNU accepts master and doctoral students under scholarship programs sponsored and organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)

The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) supports young leaders from target countries with full scholarships for master’s programs in top Japanese Universities. For more details, please refer to the website of JDS.

List of Programs (2021 Admissions)

African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative)

African Business Education Initiative for Youth offers opportunities for young and eligible African leaders to study at master's courses in Japanese top universities and to experience internships at Japanese enterprises to develop effective skills and knowledge in various fields for contributing the development of industries in Africa. For more details, please refer to the website of ABE Initiative .

Applicable Graduate School (2021 Admissions)

  • Graduate School of Urban Innovation
    -Urban Infrastructure (Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society)
    -International Infrastructure (IGSI) (Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society)

Innovative Asia

Innovative Asia aims to enhance the circulation of competent human resources between Japan and Asian countries and to promote innovation in the whole Asia. Competent students from one of the 60 partner schools of the target 12 countries in Asia can study in master’s or doctoral courses at top Japanese universities and experience internships at Japanese companies, research institutes. For more details, please refer to the website of Innovative Asia .

Applicable Graduate School (2021 Admissions)

SDGs Global Leadership Program

SDGs Global Leadership Program is newly established in FY2019 to promote cooperation for sustainable development in the world, under the framework of JICA Development Studies Program (JICA-DSP). This program gives opportunities for young government officials and prospective academics to study in master’s or doctoral courses in top Japanese universities. For details, please consult local JICA offices.

Applicable Graduate Schools (2021 Admissions)

    <Master’s Programs>

  • Graduate School of Urban Innovation
    -Urban Infrastructure (Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society)
    -Global Studies (Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society)
    -International Infrastructure (IGSI) (Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society)
  • <Doctoral Programs>

  • Graduate School of Engineering Science
    -Mechanical Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering. Acceptable regions limited: East Asia, South Asia, Pacific, and Latin America)
  • Graduate School of Urban Innovation
    -Urban Infrastructure (Department of Urban Innovation)
    -Global Studies (Department of Urban Innovation)

Local Governance with Community Participation

Established in 2020, Local Governance with Community Participation is designed for regional/local and central government officers in developing countries to improve their comprehension with reference to the local development and community rebuilding to enhance their policy/plan formulation and implementation capacity.
Students enrolled in this program are initially accepted as research students at the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, usually for six months. As research students, they will prepare for the entrance examination of the master’s program at the Interfaculty Graduate School of Innovative and Practical Studies.
For details, please consult your local JICA office.

Other Programs

Apart from the above, YNU accepts students in such programs as FRIENDSHIP Scholarship Program, and Sustainable Urban Planning and Urban Transportation Development Program. For details, please refer to the website of JICA or consult local JICA offices.

(International Admissions Office)

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