JDS Project Office will be closed during the year-end and New Year holidays:

28th December 2019 - 5th January 2020

*Notice to Ph.D. applicants who have not to obtain referral reports

Please notify the anticipating academic supervisor to JDS project office not later than 16th December.

Most of the faculty members and officials of Japanese universities will take leave in late December as it is the holiday season.

Thank you.

The Master's Programme was closed on 1st November 2019. The application for the next batch will be called from August 2020.

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 2020. 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 the Master's degree and 2 for the Doctoral degree per year.

The government of Japan is offering the JDS Scholarship Program to government officials in Nepal as a way of providing them with opportunities for academic research at Japanese graduate schools.

The JDS Scholarship program 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.