Japanese government's YLP scholarship 2020 open for application

Last update: 28/08/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 (Bernama) -- The Japanese government's Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP) scholarship for the year 2020 is now open for application to eligible Malaysian citizens who are interested to pursue their Master’s degree courses in Japan. 

In a statement here on Wednesday, The Embassy of Japan in Malaysia said the applications will be for five programmes commencing from October 2020 to September 2021.

The courses being offered are Master of Business Administration at Hitotsubashi University, Master of Law at Kyushu University, Master of Healthcare Administration at Nagoya University, and two courses at the National Graduate Institute for Foreign Policy (GRIPS). 

The two courses at GRIPS are Master in Public Administration/Master in Public Policy (School of Government) and Master in Public Administration/Master in Public Policy (School of Local Governance).

According to the statement, eligible candidates must be Malaysian citizens with a first degree and are aged 40 years old as of Sept 1, 2020, have a good command of English language, and have had at least three years of working experience.

It added that a monthly allowance of approximately 242,000 yen (RM9,600) (subject to change) will be given during the term of the scholarship, while fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at the universities will be exempted.

A round-trip airplane ticket is also provided, it said. 

Further information on the scholarship can be obtained by contacting the Japanese Information Service of the Embassy of Japan at 03-2177 2600 ext 146, or visit http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/youngleaders.html.

Application for the YLP scholarship closes on Sept 27, 2019.