|Nationality||Citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan|
Between 22 and 39 years old as of July 31st, 2024
(Born on/after August 1, 1984, and born on/before July 31, 2002)
Other requirements or desirability of academic background
Some accepting universities have other requirements or desirable academic background.
Check "Accepting University," [Information of Each Component] and [University information] on P17 in Application Guideline.
Have a good command of both written and spoken English.
TOEFL -ITP score of 500 or higher is preferable
|Health Condition||Mentally and physically in good health.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be in good condition physically and mentally from the time of application to the time of return to the home country after completion of his/her course in Japan. In case there is a drastic change in Fellow's health condition before his/her departure to Japan, and if the university which the Fellow goes to considers his/her condition not suitable for the pursuit of academic goal, the scholarship may be cancelled, based on the decision/guidance of the university.
A person corresponds to the followings is not eligible to apply.
Submit your application through Online Application System.
|October 23, 2023-||Application||
Closing Date: 16:00, on December 15 (Fri), 2023
Further details → P7 in Application Guideline
|Late December, 2023||TOEFL English course||Provided by JICE. Only those who can fully attend and complete the course.|
|Mid-January, 2024||Academic aptitude test||TOEFL-ITP and Math tests. The test results will be used as references by the universities in later selection stages|
|Jan. - Feb., 2024||1st Selection||Document Screening: Application Documents and research plan will be examined by the Japanese universities.|
|Early March, 2024||2nd Selection||Technical Interview: Faculty members of the Japanese universities will visit Dushanbe to conduct interviews.|
|Mid-March, 2024||Health Checkup||The health checkup will be arranged at a hospital in Dushanbe|
|Early April, 2024||3rd Selection||Comprehensive Interview: The Operating Committee members will conduct the interview exams.|
|April, 2024||Approval by the OC||Successful candidates will be approved and notified.|
|May - August, 2024||Application Procedure||JICE will support successful candidates for application to each university.|
|May - August, 2024||Orientations
|Provided by JICA and JICE. Japanese Lessons, English Academic writing & Math course are mandatory.|
|August, 2024||Departure for Japan||JICE will arrange air-ticket, visa, and also support after the arrival in Japan.|
This schedule is subject to change.
1 TOEFL-ITP score 500 or higher is preferable in order to apply JDS program. The applicants who would like to use the score of TOEFL-ITP taken under the project last year, or the one of TOEFL-iBT or IELTS obtained within 2 years as of June 30th, 2024, by themselves, can be exempted from the English exam based on their request to JICE JDS Project Office in Tajikistan. For those who need to take Math test, refer to the chart of "Academic aptitude test" above.
2 Math tests is necessary for CP1-1 Ritsumeikan and IUJ (IM), CP2-1 IUJ (IR), and Akita.
Refer to P7 in Application Guidelines, and make sure to prepare all the required documents in appropriate file format.
Complete your application by filling out the necessary information and uploading the required documents.
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 learn 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 Plagiarism from somebody's work or websites are strongly prohibited.
Please refer to P11 'Guideline for Writing a Research Plan' in Application Guideline for more information.
Every qualified applicant will be required to take English proficiency test (ITP-TOEFL) as well as math test in Dushanbe. 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.
English training course will be provided by the Project. Only those who can fully attend all lessons can apply for it. The course will be conducted after the application deadline till December 15th, 2023. (Ex. 6hours on Sat. and Sun.) The locations are Dushanbe, Khojand, Bokhtar and Khorog. There is possibility of on-line course or cancellation in case the minimum number of people will not apply for the course. For more information, please contact to JDS Tajikistan Office.