Japan opens 2017 scholarship for Young Leaders’ Program

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The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines announces the opening of applications for the 2017 Young Leaders’ Program.

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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 year-long 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: Business Administration, Law, School of Government (Public Administration, and Local Governance). The one-year duration of this program shall commence around October 2017 and classes will be conducted primarily in English. A master’s degree will also be conferred to participants upon successful completion of the program.

Through this program, participants are deemed not only to 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.

Criteria
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 to 40 years old and below (depending on the field of study)
* Employed with at least 3 to 5 years of work experience

How to apply
All YLP applications must be made through the specific recommending authorities for each course. For application forms, guidelines, and other inquiries concerning YLP, contact the appropriate recommending authority.

The deadline of application depends 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 emb-japan.go.jp/culture/index.htm.

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