2018 Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) for Master’s Students in Japan Now Open for Applications


Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 32- 2017

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is pleased to announce that the applications for the 2018 Young Leaders’ Program are now open.

Launched in 2001 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan, the Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) is a yearlong academic scholarship program that aims to prepare and empower young professionals from all over the world for future leadership roles in their respective fields.

YLP grantees may choose to specialize in any of the following areas of study: (1) Business Administration, (2) Law, (3) School of Government - Public Administration, and (4) Local Governance. The one-year duration of this program shall commence around October 2018 and classes will be conducted primarily in English. A master’s degree will also be conferred to participants upon successful completion of the program.

It is hoped that through this program, participants would not only grow professionally but also be able to form a solid network of future national leaders who would eventually work together in making major contributions in their home countries’ economic, social, and political development.

To qualify for the program, interested applicants must be:
- A Filipino citizen
- A Bachelor’s degree holder with excellent academic records
- Highly proficient in English
- 35-40 years old and below (depending on the field of study)
- Employed with at least 3-5 years of work experience

All YLP applications must be made through the specific recommending authorities for each course. For application forms, guidelines, and other inquiries concerning YLP, please contact the appropriate recommending authority in the numbers given below:


Business Administration Hitotsubashi University Junior Chamber International Philippines
#14 Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City
E-mail: nom@philjaycees.com
Tel. No. 374-4138
Management Association of the Philippines
Center for Management Excellence
Unit 608, 6th Floor, Tower One, Ayala Triangle
Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City
E-mail: mapsecretariat@gmail.com
Tel. No. 751-1152
Law Kyushu University UP - College of Law (c/o the Dean’s Office)
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
E-mail: ocs.uplaw@yahoo.com
Tel. No. 920-5514 local 415; 927-0518
Ateneo De Manila Law School (c/o the Dean’s office)
#20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
E-mail: law@ateneo.edu
Tel No. 899-7691 to 96; 729-2000 local 2304, 2305 to 2307
School of Government
(Public Administration)
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) Civil Service Commission
c/o Civil Service Institute
IBP Road, Constitution Hills, Batasang Pambansa Complex,
Diliman, Quezon City 1126
Tel. Nos. 931-4143, 931-7971
School of Local Government National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) c/o Dr. Alex B. Brillantes
UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG)
R.P. De Guzman St., UP Diliman, Quezon City Telefax: 9283861
Civil Service Commission
c/o Civil Service Institute
IBP Road, Constitution Hills, Batasang Pambansa Complex,
Diliman, Quezon City 1126
Tel. Nos. 931-4143, 931-7971

The deadline of application will depend on each recommending authority.
For more information about scholarships offered by the Japanese Government, please visit the Culture and Education section of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines’ website at https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000038.html .

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