Accepting Application for 2023 until March 10th, 2023.
* There are some articles written under anonymity upon their request since their background are refugees.
|April 12, 2023||Carving yourself a career: Introducing three female JISR participants|
|February 9, 2023||10 participants, 10 ways of struggles: The 5th batch's first challenge in Japan - 8-months Japanese Intensive course in Hiroshima -|
|January 4, 2023||My Father is a JICA Scholar and My Future Dream is... ≪a Syrian family looking back for 3 years with series of challenges in Japan≫|
|December 27, 2022||Documentary films on Hiroshima and Rikuzen Takata created by the graduates of Peace and Conflict Studies from Syria (*the graduates are JISR scholars who finished the master course of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) were screened at TUFS cinema followed by a talk session - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (external link)|
|December 27, 2022||A JISR Scholar on TV!! Discover how the IT industry where he works is supporting the lives of Syrians around the world!!|
More than five millions of Syrians have been forced to leave their home country and fled to neighboring countries and beyond since the conflict started in 2011, and the majority of these refugees have been staying in host communities. Under their severe and harsh living conditions, the international community is required to support those refugees from a humanitarian standpoint. The protracted crisis is depriving the refugees from their opportunities to study, which is likely to become the main reason for considerable loss of human resources for the reconstruction of the Syrian Arab Republic (hereinafter referred to as "Syria") in the future.
Against this backdrop, the Japanese government announced in May 2016 that Japan would accept Syrian young personnel as students with the aim of offering educational opportunities to Syrian youths who will contribute to Syria's future reconstruction when it takes place. Accordingly, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has established the program "Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees" (hereinafter referred to as "JISR") in cooperation with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for providing higher education opportunities at a Master's degree level in Japanese universities to Syrian refugees who are staying in neighboring countries.
After successful implementation for five years, JICA decided to continue JISR.
The objective of JISR is to support Syrian refugees who have potential to contribute to the reconstruction of Syria in the future. This program offers opportunities for young Syrian refugees (hereinafter referred to as "Participants") to study in graduate courses for their Master's degrees at Japanese universities. This program intends to foster capable Syrian individuals to lead Syria's reconstruction and peacebuilding efforts at an appropriate time in the future, while enhancing their understanding of Japanese people, society and systems so as to strengthen the mutual friendship between Syria and Japan.
This program targets Syrian refugees known to UNHCR, who are currently residing in Jordan or Lebanon, and who will play leading roles in Syria's reconstruction and peacebuilding efforts in the private, governmental, or educational sectors in the future.
Engineering, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business Administration, Social Science (Peacebuilding, Political Science, Public Administration, etc.), and Health Science are specified as key fields of study.
Applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
|(3) Refugee Status / UNHCR Status||
|(5) English - language Proficiency||
|(6) Academic Ability||
|(7) Understanding of the Program||
|(8) Others||Applicant must:
Please check following promotion movies for your application.
For your reference : Accepting Universities' Promotion Website
1. University of the Ryukyus_Engineering and Science *Only Japanese
2. International University of Japan
3. Kwansei Gakuin University_Institute of Business and Accounting (IBA)
4. Hiroshima University *Only Japanese
5. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
6. Kobe Institute of Computing Information Technology
*If you need any assistance regarding your application forms and selection procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.