What is JDS Programme?
The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Programme, funded by the Government of Japan, is now accepting applications from government sector workers, who wish to obtain post graduate degrees from Japanese Universities, starting from the academic year 2021. The courses will be taught in English, and the duration is two years for Master's degree, and three years for Doctoral degree. The total number of participants from Nepal will be 20 for Master's degree and 2 for Doctoral degree per year.
The government of Japan is offering the JDS Scholarship Programme to government officials in Nepal as a way of providing them with opportunities for academic research at Japanese graduate schools.
The JDS Scholarship Programme targets, primarily, highly capable young government officers who are expected to engage in formulating and implementing social and economic development plans and to become leaders of Nepal in the 21st century.