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Activities in the Philippines

Technical Cooperation

3. Training Program

b. Master's Degree

1) Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)

JDS Project is the long-term scholarship project of the Government of Philippines through the assistance of the Government of Japan. The objective of the JDS project is to provide Philippine nationals with opportunities for obtaining Master’s Degree at Japanese Universities in order to support the human resource development policies of the Government of the Philippines, and eventually to extend and strengthen the bilateral relations between Japan and the Philippines. Twenty (20) young government and non-government organizations employees, who are expected to play leadership roles in the Philippines, will be selected every year.

The management of the JDS Program is handled by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE). For more information about the JDS Project, kindly visit the following link:
Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship 2019-2020

2) ASEAN University Network / Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net)

The Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (SEED-Net) Project was officially established as an autonomous sub-network of the ASEAN University Network (AUN) in April 2001. The AUN/SEED-Net project aims at promoting human resources development in engineering in ASEAN for the region’s sustainable economic development. The Network consists of 20 leading institutions from 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and 11 leading Japanese Supporting Universities. In the Philippines, University of the Philippines – Diliman, De La Salle University and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology are involved in the Project. The project is mainly supported by the Japanese Government through JICA and partially supported by the ASEAN Foundation and the governments of the ASEAN through Member Institutions.

Activities of the project have been managed by the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat with support of the JICA, now based at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

The Missions of the Project are:

  1. To activate internationally competitive personnel in leading engineering educational institutions in the region
    • for advancing academic cooperation on an equal footing
    • for providing educational and technical assistance to less advanced engineering institutions.
  2. To promote collaboration and solidarity between academics and professionals in the region through the cross-border and region-wide development of engineering education and research capabilities.

For more information about the AUN/SEED-Net, kindly visit the following link:
ASEAN University Network / Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net)

3) International Development Studies (IDS) Program at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

This program in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) offers graduate training in the field of development studies. The Program explores effective development policies within the context of the development process, and the curriculum covers a broad range of critical issues with a special focus on emerging global and regional concerns.

Through systematic and intensive training in this area, the Program equips students with high-level abilities in theoretical thinking and practical applications. The core courses provide students with an understanding of the basic framework of international development studies and problems by utilizing standard economic theories and quantitative methods. Elective courses provide students with a deep understanding of such issues as poverty reduction, the role of governance in the development process, and technology and the environment.

Scholarships for this Program are provided by the Japanese government through the JICA, and are available to students from Bangladesh, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao P.D.R., Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information about the GRIPS, kindly visit the following link:
International Development Studies Program


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