Scholarships for Master’s programme in Japan

THE Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for the Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP) is now open for application until Dec 18.

Malaysians keen on pursuing their Master’s degree courses in Japan are invited to apply for the scholarship.

During the term of the scholarship, a monthly allowance of 242,000 yen (RM9,560) will be given. Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at the universities will be exempted. A round-trip airline ticket will also be provided.

Course duration is one year from Oct 2021 to Sept 2022 (except for the Business Administration course which runs from Sept 2021 to Aug 2022). Courses will be conducted in the English language.

The courses available are: Business Administration (Hitotsubashi University), Law (Kyushu University), Public Administration or Master in Public Policy (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) and Healthcare Administration (Nagoya University).

Application is to be made through the relevant Malaysian authorities.

For the Business Administration course, call the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia at 03-6204 9811 or email (Annie William).

For the Health Administration course, contact the Health Ministry of Malaysia at 03-8890 6050/03-8883 1108 or email (Dr Norsyamimi) or (Dr Anisah).

For other courses, contact the Public Service Department of Malaysia at 03-8885 3053 or email (Kamarul).

For Law, application for non-government servants can be made through the International Islamic University Malaysia at 03-6196 4226 or email (Assoc Prof Dr Ramizah Wan Muhammad).

For more details, call the Embassy of Japan at 03-2177 2600 ext. 146 or visit

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