Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource  Development Scholarship (JDS) 2023
  • Fully Funded Scholarship
  • Master/PhD
  • Japan
  • 23 Nov 2023

Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 2023


About the Scholarship

JDS Project aims at supporting human resource development of Cambodia by targeting highly capable young government officials and others who are expected to engage in formulating and implementing social and economic development plans and become leaders after completing master program in Japan.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of Cambodia
  • Be between 22 and 39 years old as of April 1, 2024
  • Be a holder of bachelor’s degree
  • Be civil servant currently employed by a Target Organization
  • Have at least 2-year full time work experience in the Target Organization as of the application closing date
    1. Probation period can be included in the 2 years
    2. Contract staff period cannot be included in the 2 years
    3. Part time and volunteer work cannot be counted as the work experience
  • Have sufficient English language proficiency
  • Be in good physical and mental conditions

Scholarship Benefits

JDS Scholarship is offered for the minimum period necessary for the scholars to complete the academic program specified by the Japanese education institution, including any preparatory training. Scholarship recipients will receive the following benefits:

  • Travel expenses (to go / return from) Japan
  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly scholarship
  • Arrival allowance
  • Housing allowance
  • Allowances for purchasing books and shipping material
  • Traveling and seminar allowances
  • Overseas travel insurance

In addition, JDS fellows also enjoy the following benefits and JICE support to secure and enrich their study in Japan:

  • Pre-departure English and academic training
  • Pre-departure / post-arrival basic Japanese training
  • JICE support for finding domicile in Japan
  • Periodical monitoring services
  • Emergency support system
  • Enrichment program for JDS Fellows
    1. Government leaders networking events
    2. Leadership programs
    3. Special lectures

Study Component

JDS has 3 sub-program (priority areas) and the following 9 components (development issues = field of Study). Those who belong to designate target organizations and meet the application requirements are eligible to apply for any one of the components

Sub-Program: Industrial Development

  1. Infrastructure Development
  2. Private Sector Development
  3. Improvement of Education Quality
  4. Agriculture and Rural Development

Sub-Program: Better Quality Life

  1. Improvement of Urban Living Environment
  2. Improvement of Healthcare and Social Security System

Sub-Program: Strengthening of Governance

  1. Improvement of Administrative Functions
  2. Legal and Judicial Development
  3. Building of International Relations

How to Apply

  • Download and refer to application Guideline 2023 for details
  • Participate in seminars held by JICE, or view the video tutorials (if you have difficulty in participating in the seminars)
  • Submit one set of the application documents (AND Excel Application Form) to JICE JDS project office by the deadline at 3 p.m. on November 23, 2023

Application Period

The application deadline is on November 23, 2023.

For more information: Official Website

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