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Japanese gov’t opens scholarship application for Pinoys

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The Japanese Embassy in Manila is now accepting scholarship applications from Filipinos aspiring to study in Japan.

The Embassy’s 2020 program offers education assistance for incoming college and graduate students who want to take courses in humanities, technology, and a dozen others.

High school graduates, ages 17 to 24 years old, may apply in three of the Japanese government’s education programs, namely Undergraduate, Specialized Training College, and College of Technology scholarships.

The main requirements are Nihongo background and good academic standing in English, Math and Science.

The years of study for the three categories ranges from three to five, with fields of study in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Communication and Network Engineering, Materials Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion and Home Economics, Culture and General Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Natural Sciences.

Meanwhile, graduate students with “clear and feasible research proposal” and good academic standing under 35 years old could apply for the Embassy’s “Research Student, Master’s or Doctoral Course” category.

Application forms and detailed information on prerequisites are available at the JICC Library or may be viewed and downloaded from the Embassy Website: (

The deadline for submission of applications is on Friday, May 31, 2019.

In its announcement, the embassy reminds applicants that only hard copies printed on A4-size paper and mailed through courier or hand-delivered to the Embassy will be accepted.

Interested individuals could also attend its free scholarshipconsultations offered at the JICC Library every Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PNA)

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