29 November 2019.
Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees (JISR)
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) established the program “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 for Syrian refugees who are staying in neighboring countries (Lebanon, Jordan).
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.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Science and Engineering
- Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
- Business Administration
- Social Science
- Japanese Language and Japanese Culture
SYRIAN in JORDAN or LEBANON.
(1) Overall Program: August 2016 – September 2024
Participants will be accepted every year from 2017 to 2021.
(2) Admission Schedule: September/October 2020
– Participants will come to Japan in July 2020 to take part in a post-arrival orientation and Japanese Language Program before admission to Japanese universities.
– Duration of enrollment depends on university, mostly 3 years (1 year research student + 2 years master student).
- Nationality: Syrian.
- Age: between 22 and 39 (as of September 1st, 2019).
- Being registered as a refugee by or known to UNHCR.
- Bachelor’s degree holder (or undergraduate students in their final year).
- English language proficiency
- Have academic ability to complete a master’s course.
- A clear understanding of the objectives of JISR is required.
- The applicants must not receive a scholarship offered by other organizations for a Master’s degree.
The scholarship covers:
- Tuition fees: Living allowance. ¥4,953 to ¥5,052 yen/day On arrival, and Every two months.
- Airfare (Economy class).
- Outfit allowance: ¥100,000.
- Moving allowance: ¥164,000 to ¥224,000.
- Medical Expenses.
- Japanese Language Training Program and other supporting programs.
First Step: Prepare the required documents :
- Copy of UNHCR certificate.
- Application Form.
- Graduation certificate.
- Academic Transcript.
- Color ID Photos (4cm×3cm).
- A copy of Passport with photo (if any).
- Recommendation letter (If possible. Mandatory for some universities).
- Residency permit (Lebanon only)
Second Step: Fill the application form here
Third Step: Hand deliver your completed application in a sealed envelope to one of the UNHCR offices.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Salma Abd elqawy/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt and Samah Gacem/ Algeria”
MARJ3 Scholarships team