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1. General Information about JICA

JICA's Headquarters are located at Nibancho Center Building 5-25, Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8012. JICA has 17 other offices in Japan and about 100 offices overseas. For details, see Contact Us.

2. Participating in JICA Activities

JICA Training Programs are provided to people (mainly government officials) from countries designated by JICA each fiscal year (See "Acceptance of Trainees"). But please note that all the candidates for a training program should be officially recommended by their government. Please contact your government"s relevant department to apply for a course.

Support is provided to people from countries designated by JICA. For details, visit the website of the program in question, such as JDS, ABE Initiative or Innovative Asia, or contact the JICA office nearest you.
JICA does not have any scholarship programs open to the public.
For students wishing to attend an educational institute in Japan, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or contact the Japanese embassy nearest you.

JICA does not currently have a program of financial assistance for projects carried out by local/international NGOs, NPOs and individuals. Japanese embassiesin various countries provide Grassroots Human Security Grant Aid. For details about this program, contact the embassy nearest you.

Officers are recruited each year at JICA's headquarters in Tokyo. While there are no restrictions on nationality, applicants must be highly proficient in the Japanese language and be able to communicate in a Japanese workplace setting. Each overseas JICA office also recruits national staff members from time to time. But please note that JICA Overseas Office basically recruit only locals. For details, contact the JICA office nearest you.

The JICA Internship Program provides undergraduate students and graduate students as well as physicians and health care providers (nursing professionals, midwives, and public health nurses). This program requires all the applicants to have a high proficiency in the Japanese language (ex. Japanese-Language Proficiency Test N1 level) . Please do not forget to check "Recruitment information" (in Japanese only) on our website. (See https://www.jica.go.jp/recruit/intern/index.html).

You can find general information about JICA procurement rules & regulations and a prequalification system on our website (https://www.jica.go.jp/announce/index.html). Please note that the information related to procurement at JICA headquarters and on the website is only in Japanese. This is because tender notices usually include a requirement such as "Only Japanese corporate bodies based on the Japanese law can apply for the tender notice." But as the requirements will vary depending on the individual case, please confirm the details of each tender notice that you are interested in (https://www.jica.go.jp/announce/notice/index.html).

You can also contact the Procurement Department to confirm whether your organization is eligible to apply for the project you are interested in.

You can get JICA Reports online from the JICA Library. Please visit the JICA Library and use a terminal to type the name of the report you want or some key words in the "Quick Search" field. After you find the report, please click the title of the reports available in PDF. If you can't find a PDF, that means there is no PDF version.

JICA will assist you in figuring out the relevant information. Kindly contact us with details of your training course information, i.e., title, period, JICA accommodation, specific names, and so on. Please understand that under the Japanese "Personal Information Protection Law," JICA is unable to disclose any personal information to any third party.

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