Japanese Embassy announce Applications for JDS in Nepal

Japanese Embassy announce Applications for JDS in Nepal

Aug. 2, 2016, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol 10, No.1,July 29,2016,(Shrawn,14,2073)

Japanese Embassy announced 2016 JDS applications for Young Nepal government officials.

The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of General Administration, the Embassy of Japan, and JICA in Nepal announce the opening call for applications for “The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) 2016 (AY2017-2018)” on August 1.

According to a press release issued by Japanese Embassy, JDS applications are now open for young, highly capable, Nepali gazetted officials.

The JDS project aims to support human resource development in countries that are partners of Japan Grant Aid by providing an opportunity to young, highly capable government officials to obtain a masters degree. These fellows are expected to formulate and implement social and economic development plans and become leaders in their countries.

As persons having well-rounded knowledge of Japan, JDS fellows shall contribute to progressive bilateral relations between the home country and Japan.

The JDS project launched last year and the first batch of JDS fellows are to be posted to universities this August. This year, a maximum of 20 successful candidates will be chosen by early March and will depart for Japan in August 2017. After this year, the project aims to expand the target organizations to all governmental organizations to attract more JDS candidates.

A JDS explanatory meeting/seminar will be held in the middle of August.

Information about the explanatory meeting/seminar will be distributed to each target organization and will be available on the JDS website. 

The Embassy of Japan and JICA in Nepal welcome applications from young, passionate Nepali gazetted officials. The application deadline is September 23, 2016.  Applications should be submitted to the department in charge of the JDS project in each target organization. For further information, please visit http://jds-scholarship.org/.

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