|Nationality||Citizens of the Republic of the Philippines|
Between 22 and 39 as of April 1st, 2024
(Born on/after April 2nd, 1984 and born on/before April 1st, 2002)
|Occupation||Must be an employee in the Philippine Governments and not a member of the military|
|Performance Rating||Have a performance rating of at least 'Very Satisfactory' from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 in the organization|
|Degree||Have not been awarded any other foreign scholarships for obtaining a master's degree|
|Responsibilities of JDS Fellow||
When selected as a final successful candidate, he/she is required:
Promotion Seminars are scheduled to provide more detailed information on JDS Project as follows.
» For information of JDS Philippines accepting universities, click here.
|November 22 (Wed)||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Click here|
|November 25 (Sat)||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Click here|
|November 29 (Wed)||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Click here|
|December 2 (Sat)||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Click here|
|December 6 (Wed)||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Click here|
* If there are additional promotion seminars in the future, we will update the schedule on JDS website.
Application documents will not be returned for any reason. Late submission and incomplete application documents shall NOT be accepted.
Online Application System will be automatically closed on January 9 (Tue), and not be able to access anymore. Therefore, please complete your submission of application by January 8. If you CANNOT submit any of required document by January 8, please make a "Reason Letter" to explain WHY you cannot submit by deadline and WHEN you expect to submit. You can upload the "Reason Letter" in the required document section and it will be accepted tentatively.
In case you will submit "Reason Letter", the latest deadline for submission of the required documents is acceptable by January 15 (Mon) 2024. If the missing document cannot be submitted before January 15 (Mon), the applicant would not proceed to the selection.
|Until Jan. 8, 2024||Application||
Closing Date: January 8th (Mon), 2024
To the department in charge of JDS Project at each Philippine Government
Further details → P7 "Application Documents"
|Mid Jan - late Jan 2024||Academic Aptitude Test||TOEFL-ITP and Math tests. The test results will be reviewed by the universities in later selection stages (Test fees are covered by JDS).|
|Early Feb - mid Feb 2024||1st Selection||Document Screening: Application Documents and research plan will be examined by the Japanese universities.|
|Feb, 2024||Health Checkup||The health checkup will be arranged at a designated hospital in Manila. (Check-up fees are covered by JDS)|
|Mid Mar - late Mar 2024||2nd Selection||Technical Interview: Faculty members of the Japanese Universities will conduct their interview exams.|
|Early April 2024||3rd Selection||Comprehensive Interview: The Operating Committee members will conduct their interview exams.|
|Mid April to late April 2024||Approval by the OC||Successful candidates will be approved and notified.|
|Mar. - Apr, 2024||Application Procedure||JICE will support candidates' application for each university.|
|July - Aug, 2024||Orientations Japanese Training||Provided by NEDA, CSC, DFA, JICA and JICE.|
|Aug, 2024||Departure for Japan||JICE will arrange air-ticket, visa, and also support JDS Fellows after the arrival in Japan.|
Please refer to the Application Guideline and submit a full set of application documents by the deadline.
Submit your application through Online Application System.
For more details, refer to "Apply Now"
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.
Every qualified applicant will be required to take English proficiency test (ITP-TOEFL) as well as math test in Manila in middle to late January.
[IMPORTANT] If you have valid English Certificate, you will be exempt for English Test, so please submit the copy of your certificate to JICE.
For those who apply to Yokohama National University, you need to take TOEFL IBT instead of TOEFL ITP, so your test schedule and the venue might be different. Please wait for the further announcement from JICE.
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 score of 500 or higher) and numeracy skills. Please be well prepared for the exams.