Japanese Embassy and JICA will provide scholarship for the young Nepalese government officials to pursue higher education in Japanese universities.
The Embassy of Japan and JICA in Nepal welcomes applications from young, passionate Nepal Government officials. Japanese Government agrees to provide scholarship in request of Nepalese government.
In response to the request from the Nepal Government about enforcement of this project in Nepal, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s Preparatory Survey Team visited Nepal for the preparatory survey recently.
Madhu Kumar MarasiniI, Joint Secretary, International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division, Ministry of Finance, and Ms. Chie Ezaki, Leader of the Preparatory Survey Team, JICA, concluded the minutes on the preparatory survey of this project on 30th July.
According to the minutes, the program will run for a period of four years, from 2016 to 2019, and a maximum of 20 persons will be accepted every year. So that a total of 80 young Nepal Government officials will be dispatched to Japanese universities for two years to study for Master Degrees in five target areas.
The area includes Economic Policy, Industrial Development Policy, Development of Human Resource and Administrative Capacity of Civil Servants, Building of International Relations, and Improvement of Legal and Judicial System. The Nepal Government and JICA will coordinate on the details of this program in the near future.
Recruitment of applicants will start around September of this year, and through multiple selection processes the first batch of students will be dispatched to Japan around summer 2016.
According to a press release issued by Japanese Embassy, the Japanese Government and JICA believe that it is important for young government officials to improve their administrative skills for reconstruction and rehabilitation from the medium and long term perspectives and it is worthwhile for them to study in Japan, particularly because of the friendly relationship between the two countries and because of Japan’s advanced knowledge and technologies on disaster prevention.
According to press release, the minute says to support human resource development in countries who are partners of Japan Grant Aid, and targeting highly capable, young government officials and others who are potential future leaders of the partner countries, and to expand and enhance the foundation for bilateral relations with Japan by means of accepting them in Japanese Universities as overseas students, the Japanese Government has promoted "The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)" in 13 countries since 1999.