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Press Office - PR#34–2012, April 18, 2012


Japanese Government Scholarships 2013


Be a Student in Japan!

Applications now open for the 2013 Research, Undergraduate, and Special Training Categories



The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is now accepting applications for the following categories for the 2013 Japanese Government Scholarships:





Yrs of Study

Fields of Study


•  12 years of formal education

•  Good academic standing


17 -21 years old

5 years


Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences





•  16 years of formal education

•  Clear and feasible research proposal

•  Good academic standing


Under 35 years old

1.5 – 5 years


Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences



Special Training

•  12 years of formal education

•  Good academic standing



17 -21 years old

3 years

Civil Eng., Electrical Eng., Electronics, Telecom, Nutrition, Infant Educ., Secretarial Studies, Hotel Mgmt., Tourism, Fashion, Dress Making, Design, Photography, etc.


These categories are open to all Filipino citizens satisfying the above requirements. Application forms are available at the JICC Library in Manila, the Consular Offices of Japan in Cebu City and Davao City, or may be downloaded from the Embassy Website:



Deadline for submission of applications is on May 28, 2012 (Monday).


The selection process is composed of several stages, i.e. document screening, written examinations, and interviews. Only selected applicants at each stage will be notified for further instructions. Since 1954, the Government of Japan has made education in Japanese universities and other institutions accessible to about 3,000 Filipino students through the Japanese Government Scholarships. The scholarship aims to develop future leaders by granting outstanding Filipino students a chance to further pursue their studies in Japan.


Free scholarship consultations are held at the library of the Embassy of Japan every Friday at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00-4:30 PM. Interested individuals are requested to bring a valid ID to enter the embassy premises.


For more information, visit or call:


Consular Office of Japan, Cebu

7/F Keppel Ctr., Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Ave.

Cebu Business Park , 6000 Cebu City

Tel #: (032) 231-7321

Consular Office of Japan, Davao

Suite B305m, 3/F, Plaza de Luisa Complex

140 R. Magsaysay Ave., 8000 Davao City

Tel #: (082) 221-3100




Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Embassy of Japan

2627 Roxas Boulevard , Pasay City 1300

Tel #: (02) 551-5710 local 2313 and 2317


Other useful links about studying in Japan:


Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide



Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (Japan)



University degree courses offered in English (JASSO)



Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan) JASSO



Japan Study Support