2020-2021 Scholarships

Fully Funded Japan Scholarship 2021 – Young Leader’s Program (YLP)

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs

The Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) is one of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs commenced in 2001. YLP aims to contribute to cultivating future national leaders in Asian and other countries, moreover, establishing friendly relationships among various countries, and improving policy planning activities by forming a network among national leaders through deepening their understanding of Japan.

Japan Scholarship Benefits for YLP Students

  • Allowance: 242,000 JPY per month
  • Education Fees: Fees for tuition, matriculation and entrance examination are exempted
  • Traveling Costs: Airline tickets from his/her home country to Japan and vice versa are provided.

Eligible participants

Young public administrators who are expected to play active roles as future national leaders in Cambodia have an eligibility to apply for the YLP program.

Courses and host universities

There are five courses in the YLP Program (Government, Local Governance, Business Administration, Law, and Healthcare Administration). All courses commence in September or October and offer a one-year master’s program conducted in English. Students who complete the course are awarded a Master’s Degree. The host universities of the courses are as follows:

CoursesHost universitiesNumber of
accepted
students
per year in the world
Eligible participants
(Professional experience*)
School of
Government
National Graduate
Institute for Policy
Studies (GRIPS)
http://www.grips.ac.jp/en/
20Those who have at least 3 years of full-time work experience in public administration (preferably 5 years or more)
School of Local
Governance
National Graduate
Institute for Policy
Studies (GRIPS)
http://www.grips.ac.jp/en/
10Those who have at least 3 years of full-time work experience in public administration (preferably 5 years or more)
Business
Administration
Hitotsubashi
University
http://www.ics.hub.hit-u.ac.jp/
15Public officials who have at least 3 years of full-time work experience
LawKyushu University
http://www.law.kyushu-u.ac.jp/programsinenglish/
15Those who have at least 4 years of work experience in the government department
Healthcare
Administration
Nagoya University
https://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/medical_E/laboratory/basic-med/social-science/ylp/
10Those who have at least 2 years of full time working experience (preferably 5 years or more) in healthcare fields in the public sector at the government department

 

* Please find more details about the eligibility of applicants from the application guidelines of each course.

Recruitment

  1. Each recommended institution listed below conducts the recruitment, selection, and recommendation of the candidates to the Embassy.
  2. The Embassy does not accept any application that candidates submit directly to the Embassy.
  3. Regarding the schedule and process at each recommended institution, please ask each institution.
  4. The Embassy may not accept the recommendation to the candidates who do not submit all the necessary documents.
Recommended institutionsApplicable programs
Council of Ministers
  • School of Government
  • Business Administration
  • Law
Council for the Development of Cambodia
  • School of Government
  • Business Administration
  • Law
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • School of Government
Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • School of Government
  • Law
Ministry of Interior
  • School of Local Governance
Ministry of Commerce
  • Law
Ministry of Health
  • Healthcare Administration

 

Application guidelines and designated forms for application

School of Government
Application guideline
Application form
Essay questions
Certificate of health
Recommendation form

School of Local Governance
Application guideline
Application form
Essay questions
Certificate of health
Recommendation form

Business Administration
Application guideline
Application form
Essay questions
Certificate of health
Recommendation form

Law
Application guideline
Application form
Essay questions
Certificate of health
Recommendation form

Healthcare Administration
Application guideline
Application form
Certificate of health
Recommendation form

Visit the Official Website of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs

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