|Nationality||Citizens of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
|Age||Between 25 and 40 years old as of April 1st, 2024|
Have a good command of both written and spoken English.
TOEFL 500-550 / IELTS 5.5 and above is preferable (not required).
|Health Condition||Mentally and physically in good health.|
|Responsibilities of JDS Fellow||
A person corresponds to the followings is not eligible to apply
Promotion Seminars are scheduled to provide more detailed information on JDS Project and how to prepare application documents for prospective applicants as follows:
Submit your application through Online Application System.
For more details, refer to "Apply Now"
|Sep - Nov , 2023||Application||
Deadline will be November 17, 2023
Further details → P6 "Application Documents"
|Nov - Dec , 2023||Academic aptitude test||IELTS and Math tests1. The test results will be reviewed by the universities in later selection stages|
|Dec , 2023 - Jan 2024||1st Selection||Document Screening: Application Documents and research plan will be examined by the Japanese universities.|
|Jan - Feb, 2024||Health Checkup||The health checkup will be arranged at a hospital in Islamabad|
|Feb, 2024||2nd Selection||Technical Interview: Faculty members of the Japanese Universities would visit to Islamabad to conduct their interview exams (Or online interview would be held.)|
|End of Feb, 2024||3rd Selection||Comprehensive Interview: The Operating Committee members will conduct the interview exams.(Face to Face)|
|March, 2024||Approval by the OC||Successful candidates will be approved and notified|
|Mar－Apr. 2024||Admission Procedure||JICE will support admission procedures for each university|
|May - Jul, 2024||Japanese Language Training||Provided to successful candidates by online class. (3 month/100 hours)|
|Aug, 2024||Orientations||Provided by JICA and JICE|
|Aug, 2024||Departure for Japan||JICE will arrange air-ticket, visa, and also support after the arrival in Japan|
1 Applicants for Ritsumeikan University (CP 1-2) will be exempted from the Math test.
In the JDS selections, each candidate will be evaluated on her/his academic abilities enough to pursue the master program in Japan as well as the potential of the future contribution 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 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 your applying university to make sure if the curriculums of the university and fields of specialization of faculty members are relevant to your research.
Remember that plagiarize from somebody's work or websites are 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.
The scores will be reviewed on the 1st selection by the accepting universities. Universities may require the applicants to have good command of English skill (TOEFL 500 / IELTS 5.5 and above) and numeracy skills. Please be well prepared for the exams.
* Applicants for Ritsumeikan University (CP: 1-2) are exempted from the General Math test.