Application for 2020 has just started. Application deadline is on November 29th.
|October 29, 2019||First Round of Participants: From Study to Fully-Fledged Members of Society|
|October 3, 2018||Arrival of the second round of participants and Business Fair and Japanese Program for the first round of participants|
|May 17, 2018||Arrival of JISR participant's family in Japan|
|February 9, 2018||The first round of participants starts student life all over Japan|
|October 12, 2017||The first round of participants arrive in Japan under the Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees (JISR)|
|September 8, 2017||Announcement of the 2018 round of admission of the “Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees,” a scholarship program for Syrian refugees|
Many thousands of Syrians have been forced to leave their home country and flee 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 reasons 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 a maximum of 150 Syrian young personnel as students over five years 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) 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 a maximum of 100 Syrian refugees who are staying in neighboring countries.
The objective of JISR is to support Syrian refugees who have the 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 courses at Japanese universities. This program intends to foster capable Syrian individuals to lead Syria's reconstruction and peace-building 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 who are known to UNHCR, who are currently residing in Jordan or Lebanon, and who will play leading roles in Syria's reconstruction and peace-building efforts in the private, governmental, or educational sectors in the future.
Engineering, Agriculture, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business Administration, Social Science (Peacebuilding, Political Science, Public Administration, etc.), and Japanese Language and Culture 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:
Promotion Seminar Schedule for JISR Program (in Jordan)
as of Sept 12th, 2019
|09/09/2019||Monday||10:00-12:00||UNHCR||Princess Basma Community Development Center, Aydoun (External Link)||Irbid|
|17/09/2019||Tuesday||10:00-12:00||UNHCR||Princess Basma Community Development Center, Nuzha (External Link)||Amman|
|24/09/2019||Tuesday||10:00-12:00||UNHCR||Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education, Auditorium (External Link)||Amman|
|02/10/2019||Wednesday||10:00-12:00||UNHCR||Zaatari Camp, District 2, IRD Center||Mafraq|
|07/10/2019||Monday||10:00-12:00||UNHCR||Princess Basma Community Development Center, Al Mafraq (External Link)||Mafraq|
|14/10/2019||Monday||10:00-12:00||UNHCR||Azraq Camp, Village 2, UNHCR/CARE Community Center||Zarqa|
|16/10/2019||Wednesday||10:00-12:00||Yarmouk University||The circular room in the conferences building (External Link)||Irbid|
|21/10/2019||Monday||10:00-12:00||University of Jordan||Auditorium of Prince Alhussein Bin Abdullah II School for International Studies (External Link)||Amman|
|23/10/2019||Wednesday||10:00-12:00||Zarqa University||EDU-SYRIA Corner 138A, Al Farouq Building, next to Alkouds amphitheater (External Link)||Zarqa|
Promotion Seminar Schedule for JISR Program (in Lebanon)
as of October 23th, 2019
Unfortunately, promotion seminars in Lebanon for 26th October and 6th November has been cancelled due to social instability in Lebanon.
For those who were planning to attend, please contact email@example.com for the details of the program or any inquiries.
: May Ziadeh Street, Spears/Kantari, Beirut
(open to public with pre-registration)
*Pre-registration is MANDATORY. Please pre-register by sending the date of the seminar and your full name to <firstname.lastname@example.org> .