Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships

Updated on 23 October 2023

Type Young Leaders' Program Student(Academic Year 2024-25)
Level Masters Degree course
Age Under 40
Fields of study (1) School of Government
(2) School of Local Governance
(3) Business Administration
(4) Law
Qualifications -Persons recommended only by the following recommending bodies in India:
*Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions: (1), (2), (4)
*Ministry of Law and Justice: (4)
*Confederation of Indian Industry (CII): (3), (4)
*Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI): (3)

- Government Officials for (1), (2)
- Legal Professionals for (4)
- University Graduates with at least 3 years of work experience for (1), (2) and 2 years of experience for (3)
- University Graduates with at least 4 years of work experience for (4)
Term of Scholarship One year (starting from October 2024)
No. of Scholarship A few
Stipend 242,000 Yen/month (This may be subject to change)
(Approx. Rs.142,400/month)
Tuition fees Exempted
Airfare Round-trip airfare is provided
Application period Recommending bodies decide

Applications closed for 2024
Application Guideline and Form Application Guidelines for each field

To download brochure, guidelines and application forms please click on the link for each category
1.School of Government
2.School of Local Governance
3.Business Administration

Please read the brochure and guidelines carefully before filling up the application form. We have highlighted few points which you must comply with, besides other requirements in the application:

1.Application form set contains editable pdf files, and it is preferred to be filled by using a computer or similar device.
2.Academic record copies (e.g. mark sheet semester/year wise, degree certificate) from Bachelor Degree onward must be attested by the respective College/University.
3.Recommendation by Academic Supervisor and current employer should be signed by the respective recommender. Photocopy, pdf, digital signature are not valid.
Note Applicants should prepare their application and certificate as soon as possible, as it may take time to obtain certificates, etc.