Nov 11, 2020 / 16:53

Japan continues human resource development scholarship for Vietnam

Nearly 700 Vietnamese fellows have been granted the scholarship since the program was launched in Vietnam in 2000.

The government of Japan continues supporting Vietnam in improving human resource by the application of Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) 2020.

 Send-off ceremony for JDS fellows-FY2019 batch. Source: JICA

The launching of the JDS application 2020 last week took place under the support of the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

JDS application 2020 is now open for the academic year 2021-2022 for Vietnamese young and highly capable government officials who are expected to contribute to the socio-economic development of Vietnam as Japan has been keen on.

Within the new framework of 2018 - 2021, JDS 2020 provides two-year master courses in various study fields including Economics, Urban Development/Transport, Energy, Agriculture, Environment, Legal System, and Public Administration at Japanese universities.

JDS program, formerly Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS), provides full scholarship including tuition fee, flight tickets, monthly scholarship, and the other allowances funded by the government of Japan through official development assistance (ODA).

JDS fellows are also expected to contribute to the enhanced bilateral relations between their countries and Japan, with well-rounded knowledge of Japan.

JDS project offers 2-year master courses at Japanese universities in English. JDS fellows will get a special opportunity for directly learning the forefront knowledge in the technological environment as well as for building the wide human networks.

The program has been implemented for Vietnam since 2000 and has dispatched 691 Vietnamese fellows to Japan.

The number of dispatches is up to 60 per year.