Japan Commits PHP121 Million for Scholarship Project (JDS)


An Exchange of Notes (E/N) for The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) was signed by Ambassador ENDO Kazuya and Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique A. Manalo on 17 May 2024 at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Japan commits JPY 327 million (approximately PHP 121 million*) through this agreement, which will fund the master’s degree education of 20 young Filipino Civil Servants starting in the Academic Year 2025-2026 at premier universities in Japan.

The JDS is a component of Japan’s support for the human resource development initiatives of the Philippines, aiming to enhance the expertise of the JDS Fellows in their respective fields, thereby contributing to the development of their country. Since 2002, Japan has supported a total of 439 JDS Fellows from the Philippines.

Further details about the JDS program may be viewed on the following webpages:

JDS Philippines
Japan International Cooperation Agency
*From BSP: PHP-JPY Exchange Rate = .3704 (2024 April Average)