About JDS Project

The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Program in Ghana, Nepal, and El Salvador, funded by the Government of Japan, and being executed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supports human resource development by providing young leaders from target countries with full scholarships for graduate degrees in top Japanese Universities.

JDS fellows are expected to contribute to the socio-economic development of their country, by actively engaging in policy formulation and implementation of social and economic development policies when they complete the program and return to their home country.

Through the JDS program, young leaders are also able to understand the Japanese society, learn about mutual interests and work towards common goals. The JDS program, encouraging academic exchange in various fields, also acts as a tool for strengthening bilateral relations.

Testimonial

Claims Auditor, National Health Insurance Authority, Ghana

Masters Program: Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, 2014-2016.

PhD Program: International Development Corporation, Hiroshima University, 2020-2023.

Gokarna Mani Duwadee

Principal Secretary, Office of the Chief Ministers and Council of Ministers, Province No. 2, Janakpur, Nepal.

University: Meiji University, Graduate School of Governance Studies, 2016-2018

Benefits

What will be supported by the JDS Scholarship Programme?
The JDS Scholarship Programme provides you with:

  • Round trip air ticket (between your country and Japan) and other transportation fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival allowance
  • Admission and tuition fees for graduate school
  • Housing preparation allowance
  • Monthly allowance for living costs in Japan
  • Other permissible allowances (e.g. books, domestic travelling, seminar fees)
  • Shipping allowance
  • Your dependents may be accompanied to Japan, but their travel costs and expenses will NOT be covered.

To learn more about the JDS programme in your county : Ghana, Nepal, El Salvador
Ghana El Salvador          Nepal

To learn more about the overview of the JDS Programme:
JICA Website (External Link)

What’s new!

Jul 07, 2022

nepal

Applications for intake 2023 will be open soon.

Nov 19, 2021

nepal

The application for the Doctoral Programme is now closed.

Nov 08, 2021

nepal

The applications for the Doctoral  Programme are now being accepted.

Oct 29, 2021

ghana

The application for the master’s and doctoral programme of intake 2022 is now open.

Oct 11, 2021

nepal

The application for Mastera’s Programme is now closed.