Application for JDS 2016 is already closed.
|From Government Sector||From Bangsamoro-related Target Organizations,|
|Nationality||Citizens of the Republic of the Philippines|
|Age||Between 22 and 39 as of April 1st, 2017 (in principle)
(Born on/after April 2nd, 1977 and born on/before April 1st, 1995)
|Occupation||Must be an employee of target organizations and not a member of the military|
|Has a performance rating of at least ‘Very Satisfactory’ from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 in the organization|
|Degree||Has not been awarded foreign scholarships for Master’s degree:|
|Responsibilities of JDS Fellow||
When selected as a final successful candidate, he/she is required:
To sign and submit the pledge to follow the conditions deemed necessary as a JDS Fellow. (If a Fellow violates any articles of the pledge, the scholarship may be cancelled)
Promotion Seminars are scheduled to provide more detailed information on the JDS Project and how to prepare application documents for prospective applicants as follows:
Date, time and place of promotion seminars
Application documents will not be returned for any reason. Late submission and incomplete application documents shall not be accepted.
|Aug 15 - Nov 7,,2016||Application||Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on December 5 (Mon), 2016
Further details → P6 “Application Documents” in the Application Guidelines
|Nov 26, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
|Academic aptitude test||TOEFL-ITP and Math tests. The test results will be used as references by the universities in the ensuing selection stages.
All applicants are required to sit the exams either on Nov.26 or Dec.10, 2016. Applicants are not allowed to choose by themselves which day they take the tests.
The examination date will be informed shortly from JICE Office via email or phone.
|Jan 9 - 27, 2017||1st Selection||Document Screening: Application Documents and research plans will be examined by the Japanese universities.|
|Feb 20 or 21, 2017||2nd Selection||Technical Interview: Faculty members of the Japanese Universities will visit Manila to conduct their interview exams.|
|Early March, 2017||3rd Selection||Comprehensive Interview: The Operating Committee members will conduct their interview exams.|
|Mid of March, 2017||Approval by the OC||Successful candidates will be approved and announced.|
|March - April, 2017||Application Procedure||JICE will support candidates' applications for each university|
|July - August, 2017||Orientations||Provided by NEDA, CSC, DFA, JICA, and JICE|
|August, 2017||Departure for Japan||JICE will arrange air-tickets and visas, and also support JDS Fellows after the arrival in Japan|
*English proficiency test (TOEFL) and a math test will be conducted for all the eligible applicants. However, applicants who submitted a valid official certificate (within two years after testing date as of April 1, 2016) of TOEFL score (PBT: 550 / CBT: 213 / iBT: 79-80) or IELTS score of 6.5 or above are exempted from the English proficiency test. No other English certificate shall be considered.
Please refer to the Application Guideline and submit a full set of application documents by the deadline.
In the JDS selections, each candidate will be evaluated on her/his academic abilities to pursue the master’s degree program in Japan as well as the potential to contribute to the country. Thus, it is highly recommended to explain that the objective of your research plan be in connection with the development issues under the applying Component, and to rationalize how the study will be addressed in accordance with the career path, corresponding to the current position and responsibility in the belonging organization.
It is also recommended to study the university you wish to apply for in order to make sure if the curriculums of the university and fields of specialization of faculty members are relevant to your research.
Remember that plagiarizing from somebody’s work or websites is strongly prohibited.
Please refer to ‘Tips on Application and Selection (Reference)’ and ‘Guideline for Writing a Research Plan’ in the Application Guideline for more information.
For the 2nd desired University, you can submit a different Research Plan if you want.
In this case, please indicate the name of the university you apply for in each RP.
Every qualified applicant will be required to take an English proficiency test (ITP-TOEFL) as well as a math test in Manila in late November, 2016. The exact date and time will be announced to the applicants.
Note: The cost of the said tests will be covered by the JDS Project.
The scores will be used as a reference purpose for the 1st selection by the accepting universities. Universities may require applicants to have a good command of English skills (TOEFL score of 550 or higher) and numeracy skills. Please be well prepared for the exams.