Eligibility for Master’s Programme


Applicants should be/have:

  1. Nepali nationals
  2. between the ages of 25 and 40 (both inclusive) as of April 1st, 2024.(Should be born between April 2nd, 1983 and April 1st, 1999)
  3. a Bachelor’s Degree. (Those who will apply to Kyushu University and Keio University must have a bachelor’s degree in law)
  4. at least 3 years of work experience in Civil Service at the time of application.
  5. gazetted civil servants governed by Civil Service Act of Nepal, currently employed by the following organizations.
    • all ministries
    • all agencies under ministries
    • all constitutional bodies
    • all other institutions and authorities
    • all courts
      or civil servants (Level 7 and above) originally recruited by the federal government and deputed/adjusted to 7 provincial and 753 local governments.
  6. a strong will to work for the development of Nepal after their return home.
  7. in good health.
  8. English language proficiency sufficiently fluent for studying in Japan.

Applicants should not be/have:

  1. serving in the military.
  2. previously acquired a master’s degree after studying abroad on a scholarship awarded by the Government of Nepal or any other development partners.
  3. currently receiving, or planning to receive, another scholarship to acquire a master or doctoral degree through the assistance by the Government of Nepal or any other development partners.