Information About

The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship(02/11/2013)

JDS program is now inviting potential applicants who understand its aims and are interested in 2 year master's degree program at Japanese accepting universities for the academic year 2014-2015.

1. Eligible Applicants

·         Citizens of Vietnam and residing in Vietnam at the time of application;

·         Between age of 24 and 39 as of April 1, 2014;

·         University (Bachelor) Degree (Full-time and formal training)

·         Must be a government employee

·         Required at least two years of full-time work experience in total at the time of application (including at least six      months at current organization);

·         To be able to contribute to socio-economic development of Vietnam at least two years after returning to Vietnam

·         Has a good command of English (TOEFL ITP 500 or iBT 61 / IELTS 5.0 or higher is preferred);

·         Has good health condition: Pregnant applicants are NOT eligible for applying.

·         Has not been obtained Master's degree under the support of foreign scholarship;

·         Must not be serving in the military.

2. Application & Selection Procedures

1) Explanatory Meeting

The explanatory meetings will be organized from the middle of September to the end of October, 2013.





09:30 - 11:30
Saturday, 28/9/2013

3rd Floor, Vietnam-Japan Human Resources Cooperation Center (VJCC) Hanoi, Foreign Trade University, 91 Chua Lang, Dong Da, Hanoi

09:30 - 11:30
Saturday, 12/10/2013

17:30 - 19:30
Wednesday, 16/10/2013

Ho Chi Minh City

09:30 - 11:30
Tuesday, 01/10/2013

Vietnam-Japan Human Resources Cooperation Center (VJCC) HCMC, No 15, Street D5, Van Thanh Bac, Ward 25, Binh Thanh district, Ho Chi Minh city

17:30 - 19:30
Tuesday, 01/10/2013

Can Tho

15:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 02/10/2013

Can Tho University, Zone II, Street 3/2, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city

09:30 - 11:30
Thursday, 03/10/2013

Da Nang

09:30 - 11:30
Wednesday, 09/10/2013

Center for Promotion of Human Resources Development - The People's Committee of Da Nang city, No 295 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city


09:30 - 11:30
Thursday, 10/10/2013

Meeting Hall at Hue University,
No 3 Le Loi, Hue city

2) Application Deadline

17:00 on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

to the JICE JDS project Office in Vietnam by post or hand.

Application documents will not be returned for any reason. Late submission and incomplete application documents shall NOT be accepted.

3) Tentative Schedule

·         September 17, 2013: Start of Public Announcement

·         November 12, 2013: Deadline of Submission of Application Form and Required Documents

·         End of November, 2013: English and Basic Mathematics Examination

·         Middle of December, 2013: First Selection (Screening the documents) by University

·         Middle of January, 2014: Second Selection (Interview) by Accepting University

·         Middle of February 2014: Third Selection (Interview) by Operating Committee

·         Beginning of March, 2014: Notification to final successful candidates

·         March to May, 2014: Admission Procedures to Accepting University

·         End of July, 2014: Pre-departure Orientation (mandatory)

·         August, 2014: Departure for Japan

3. Download of Application Guideline and Application Documents

Please refer to the Application Guideline and submit a full set of application documents by the deadline.


·         Application Guideline

·         Application Documents

·         Math Test Books Used in Previous Years

4. Note

Research Plan

In the JDS selections, each candidates will be evaluated her/his academic abilities enough to pursue the master program in Japan as well as the potential of the future contribution to the country. Thus, it is highly recommended to explain that the objective of your research plan be in connection with the development issues under applying Sub-program, and to rationalize how the study will be addressed in accordance with the career path, corresponding to the current position and responsibility in the belonging organization.
It is also recommended to study your applying university to make sure if the curriculums of the university and fields of specialization of faculty members are relevant to your research.
Remember that plagiarize from somebody's work or websites are strongly prohibited.
Please refer to 'Guideline for Writing a Research Plan' in the Application Guideline for more information.

English & Math Exam

Every qualified applicant will be required to take English proficiency test as well as math test in Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city in the end of November, 2013.

·       TOEFL for only applicants who has no official English score at the time of application. The test consists 3 parts with ‘Listening Comprehension (50 questions)' for 40 minutes, ‘Structure and Written expression (40 questions)' for 25 minutes, and ‘Reading Comprehension (50 questions)' for 55 minutes.

·       Math test for all the applicants except for the applicants who apply for the graduate school of Law, Nagoya University. The test is around 60 minutes consists of Arithmetic operations, Solving fractions, Equations, Inequality, Matrix, Basic quadratic functions, Basic operations of exponential and logarithmic functions, Basic Integral and Differentiation, etc.

The scores will be used as reference purpose on the 1st selection by the accepting universities. Universities may require the applicants to have good command of English skill (TOEFL score of 500 or higher) and numeracy skills. Please be well-prepared yourself for the exams.

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