In digital age, the millennials count on mobility which foster cultural exchange in different ways. If you are Asian students who are interested in Japan culture , or young Asian government officials with considerable working experiences in the area of public administration looking for scholarships or opportunities of higher education in Japan, you may consider The Young Leaders’ Program (YLP)  introduced by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Since 2001, the Young Leaders’ Program is one of the Japanese Government Scholarship Student programs which supports foreign students who study in higher education institutions, selected on the recommendation of Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.

The 4 objectives of YLP are to:-

  1. Cultivate future national leaders in Asian countries
  2. Build up comprehensive human networks among the leaders of nations
  3. Establish friendly relationship among various countries with Japan
  4. Improve policy planning activities by forming a network among national leaders

This 1-year program is also designed to expand students’ comparative as well as historical knowledge of international/regional politics and economics while providing them with an in-depth understanding of Japanese politics and economy. This program covers students who study School of government and School of local governance, course content also includes Field Trip/Workshop I-II and a final paper based on Independent Study/Research.

Participants from 29 eligible countries*** are welcome to register this programme. Applicants are should be young public administrators and government officials who are expected to play active roles in the future as national leaders in their home

*** Eligible Countries (Asia):
China, Rep. of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Viet Nam, Laos,Myanmar, Cambodia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh,India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia

Commencement of the Programme: October 2018

Host University: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Application Guideline: Click Here

Website: Click Here 

Source of Information: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Science and Technology Japan(MEXT)