|Nationality||Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste|
Between the age of 22 and 45 as of April 1st, 2024
(Born on/after April 2nd, 1978 and born on/before April 1st, 2002)
|Health Condition||In good mental and physical health.
Candidates who cannot take all the checkup items at the health check-up of JDS selection will be disqualified.
A person who falls under 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:
|1||September 18 (Mon)||09:00 - 11:00||INAP Meeting Room|
|2||September 23 (Sat)||09:00 - 11:00||5th Floor, Timor-Plaza|
*1 Seminar contents will be same. Please participate in one of them.
*2 Seminar will also be conducted at each ministry.
※Supportive videos for the application
September 7(Thu) - November 10 (Fri), 2023 (5pm)
Application documents will not be returned for any reason. Late submission and incomplete application documents shall NOT be accepted.
Please refer to the Application Guideline and submit a full set of application documents by the deadline.
|Sep. 7 - Nov. 10, 2023||Application||
Closing Date: 17:00 on November 10 (Fri), 2023
※Entry sheet should be submitted by Oct. 18 (Wed), 2023. Further details → PP. 6-7 Application Documents
※Oct. 19 - Nov. 10, 2023 Application Boosting Period
If the number of applicants does not reach three times the quota by the first deadline, the approach will be taken to encourage target organizations to further encourage their staff, especially those with a strong performance record and have not voluntarily applied, to submit an application.
|November, 2023||Academic aptitude test||TOEFL-ITP and Math tests. The test results will be reviewed by the universities in later selection stages. TOEFL and Math test preparation seminar will be provided before.|
|December, 2023||1st Selection||Document Screening: Application Documents and research plan will be examined by the Japanese universities.|
|January, 2024||Health Checkup||The health checkup will be arranged at a hospital in Dili.|
|February, 2024||2nd Selection||Technical Interview: Faculty members of the Japanese Universities will visit to Timor-Leste to conduct their interview exams.|
|February, 2024||3rd Selection||Comprehensive Interview: The JDS Operating Committee (OC) members will conduct their interview exams.|
|March, 2024||Approval by the OC||Successful candidates will be approved and notified|
|April - June, 2024||Application Procedure||JICE will support application for each university|
|April - August, 2024||Pre-Departure Trainings / Orientations||All successful candidates must attend English, Math and Japanese trainings and Orientation.|
|August, 2024||Departure for Japan||JICE will arrange air-ticket, visa, and also support after the arrival in Japan.|
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 is 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 about 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 PP. 8-9 'Tips on Application and Selection (Reference)' and PP. 10-11 'Guideline for Writing a Research Plan' in the Application Guideline for more information.
Every qualified applicant will be required to take English proficiency test (TOEFL-ITP) and Math test in November 2023 in Dili. *The exact date will be informed to all applicants later.
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-ITP score of 500 or higher) and numeracy skills. Please be well prepared for the exams.