Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship

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Japanese Development Scholarship for Mongolia

Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) was established by the Government of Mongolia with the assistance of the Government of Japan for the Japanese fiscal year of 2001.

The objective of JDS Program is to support human resources development of Mongolia that receive Japanese grant aid, targeting highly capable, young government officials who are expected to engage in formulating and implementing social and economic development plans and to become leaders in Mongolia.

Participants of the JDS Program shall contribute to an expanded and enhanced foundation for bilateral relations with Japan, as persons having well-rounded knowledge of Japan.

Participants of the JDS program will acquire expert knowledge, conduct research, and build human networks at Japanese universities, and are expected to use such knowledge to take an active role in practically solving problems of the social and economic development issues that Mongolia is facing.

1.  Framework of JDS Program in Mongolia :

The framework of the JDS program under new system was applied in JFY 2008, in order to ensure the better assessment and enhance efficiencies of the program. A single program was designed to have “four batches” and this is the third batch in Mongolia.

The new JDS program consists of the sectors called “sub-program” and “component”, which correspond to and deal with the selected target priority area and development issues.

In Mongolia, three sub-programs and seven components have been settled, which were confirmed as being indispensable to the economic and social development of Mongolia through the preliminary study.

The candidates of the JDS program are selected from the “Target Organizations” related to the target priority areas and development issues to be developed.

Accepting Japanese universities are allocated to each component, which provide educational programs corresponded to the needs on development issues. The degree to be obtained is master’s degree (2 years course). The number of dispatches is 18 for one batch. The Medium of instruction is English.

2.  Qualification to Apply

Target government organizations were set under JDS program in Mongolia. Therefore, the component and the university that you will study in are decided due to the organization which you belong to.
Other qualifications are as followings;

  1. Citizen of Mongolia
  2. Between the age of 22 and 39 as of April 1, 2011
  3. Must be a regular employee who has more than two-years work experience in the target organization.
  4. (Please refer ‘Framework of JDS Program of Mongolia’ of “Application’s Guideline”)

  5. Has a bachelor’s degree from universities authorized by the Government of Mongolia or other countries.
  6. Has a Basic Mathematics skill except Kyushu University
  7. Has a good command of both written and spoken English.(TOEFL score of 500 or higher is preferred)
  8. Mentally and physically in good health.
  9. Has not been awarded or scheduled to receive another scholarship.
  10. Has not already taken a master’s degree in a foreign country under any kind of scholarship.
  11. Military personnel registered on the active list or person on alternative military service can not apply for JDS.

Please refer the’ Qualifications and Requirements of Participants’ of  Application Guideline in detail.

Recruitment period 20th of July to 12th of October, 2010.

Please submit all your application documents to supervising authority / your belonging organization according to the deadline set by supervising authority/your belonging organization.

Please do not submit it to JICE project office directly.
Note A . Explanatory Meeting for public administration department of Target Organizations

August 4, 2010- 14:00-, at Mongolia-Japan Center, Ulaanbaatar City
August 10, 2010- 14:00-, at Mongolia-Japan Center, Ulaanbaatar City
*Schedule is subject to change. Please contact JICE JDS Project Office in advance.

Note B. Promotion Seminars for Nominee from Target Organizations
Those who are belonging to its Target Organizations and are interested in applying for the JDS program can come. For the details, please contact JICE JDS Project Office in Mongolia.

September 7, 2010- 10:00-, at Mongolia-Japan Center, Ulaanbaatar City
September 15, 2010- 10:00-, at Mongolia-Japan Center, Ulaanbaatar City
*Schedule is subject to change. Please contact JICE JDS Project Office in advance.

Contact Address :

JICE JDS Project Office in Mongolia
#210, Mongolia-Japan Center Bldg,
University Ave., Sukhbaatar district,
Central P.O.Box 917, Ulaanbaatar 13,
TEL: 55150415, 55150416

http://jice.org/e/jds/scholarships/mongolia/index.htm

Time of acceptance :  Mon to Fri 9:30 to 12:30, 14:00 to 18:00

Application Deadline for JDS Scholarship : 12th of October, 2010
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Japanese Development Scholarship for Bangladeshi Nationals

Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) was established by the Government of Bangladesh with the assistance of the Government of Japan in 2001.

The objective of JDS Program is to support human resources development of Bangladesh, targeting promising, young government officials and others, who are expected to be leaders of the country, and to engage in formulating and implementing social and economic development policies in Bangladesh.

Participants of the JDS Program, JDS fellows, shall continue to expand and enhance foundation for bilateral relations with Japan, having well-rounded knowledge of Japan. JDS fellows will acquire expert knowledge, conduct research, and build human networks at Japanese universities, and are expected to use such knowledge to take an active role in practically solving problems concerning the social and economic development issues that Bangladesh is facing.

-Framework of JDS Program in Bangladesh

The framework of the JDS program has been reviewed, and new system is applied from 2010-2011 batch, to ensure the better assessment and enhance efficiencies of the program. A single program was designed to have “four batches” and this is the second batch in Bangladesh in the new system.

The new JDS program consists of “sub-program” and “component”, which correspond to and deal with the selected target priority area and development issues.

In Bangladesh, 2 sub-programs and 4 components have been settled, which were confirmed as being indispensable to the economic and social development of Bangladesh through the preliminary study. JDS fellows are selected from the “Bangladesh Civil Service Cadre/ Class-1 Officers of Bangladesh Bank” related to the target priority areas and development issues to be developed.

Accepting Japanese universities, which provide educational programs corresponded to the needs on development issues, are allocated accordingly. The degree to be obtained is master’s degree.

Eligible Applicants for JDS Scholarship

  • 1. Nationality :  Bangladeshi Nationals;
  • 2. Age :  Below Forty (40) years of age as of April 1, 2011 (Born on / after April 2, 1971);
  • 3. Academic Background; Completed sixteen (16) years of school education with at least Bachelor’s degree. At least two (2) First Division or equivalent with no Third Division;
  • 4. Work Experience :
    1. Public Administration, Economics, Environmental Policy, International Relations : To be a confirmed member of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Cadre with two (2) years of work experience in Government Service.
    2. Economics, Environmental Policy :Class-1 officers of Bangladesh Bank with two (2) years of work experience in Bangladesh Bank;
  • 5. Health :  Applicants must be mentally and physically in good health;
  • 6. Permission :
    1. Applicants must obtain permission for their appropriate department or person (Prescribed Form).
    2. For Government Officials: To be a Government Official in BCS Cadre, successfully completed necessary Foundation Training Course by April 1, 2011, and eligible to get the deputation for full period of preparatory orientation as well as study in Japan before the departure to Japan.
  • For Bangladesh Officials: To be a Class-1 Officer and eligible to get study-leave or deputation for full period of preparatory orientation as well as study in Japan before the departure in Japan;
  • 7. Ineligibility:
    1. Those who have been awarded or are scheduled to receive other scholarship of master’s degree program.
    2. Those who have been already taken a master’s degree overseas.
    3. Military personnel and military personnel and military civilian employees registered on the active list. Those who are personnel or temporary leave from the active list;

* To apply for JDS Program, applicants are expected to have good command of both written and spoken English (preferably IELTS 6.0/ CBT (Computer-Based TOEFL) 213/ PBT(Paper-Based TOEFL) 550 or above).

Application Date for JDS Scholarship  : 17:00,  September  30(Thursday),  2010

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