Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Scholarships

JICA Scholarships

About JICA Scholarships

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) sponsors a number of scholarships for those interested in pursuing higher studies in Japan. Please see the information below for the following JICA scholarships available for eligible candidates who wish to study in one of Ritsumeikan University’s graduate schools.


'Innovative Asia' / Scholarship to Japan

Additional Application Period

Application Guidelines and Documents for an additional application period for September 2017 Enrollment are now online! We look forward to receiving your applications.

Additional Application Period: Thursday, May 25, 2017 ~ Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Please refer to JICA’s 'Innovative Asia' / Scholarship to Japan homepage for information about the scholarship’s objective, benefits, eligibility criteria, and conditions.

1. Eligibility Requirements

To apply for Innovative Asia Scholarship-sponsored graduate enrollment at Ritsumeikan University, an applicant must:

  • Be a students scheduled to graduate from, or a graduate of, one of the designated Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, or Malaysian partner universities found in the Application Guidelines!
  • Have been born on or after September 2, 1977.
  • Have sufficient English language ability to complete graduate study in English.
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements found in the Application Guidelines.

2. Application Procedures

Please follow the instructions contained within the Application Guidelines in order to complete your application. The application form should be filled out digitally before printing, and afterwards, should be signed and dated using a black ball-point pen.


African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative)

Please refer to JICA’s ABE Initiative homepage for information about the scholarship’s objective, benefits, eligibility criteria, and conditions, and refer to the ABE Initiative portal website for further program information, to see which Ritsumeikan University graduate schools are recruiting participants, and to learn about how to apply.

1. Eligibility Requirements

To apply for ABE Initiative Scholarship-sponsored graduate enrollment at Ritsumeikan University, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of an African country.
  • Have already obtained a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
  • Have sufficient English language ability to complete graduate study in English.
  • Meet the other eligibility requirements as designated by JICA and the JICA Regional Office responsible for your region.

2. Application Procedures

Please see the ABE Initiative portal website at the link above and follow the instructions to contact the JICA Regional Office (contact office) responsible for your country or region.



Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE)

Please refer to JICA’s PEACE Project homepage for an outline of the project’s objectives, and refer to the PEACE Project portal website for further information about the scholarship’s benefits, eligibility criteria, conditions, to see which Ritsumeikan University graduate schools are recruiting participants, and to learn about how to apply.

1. Eligibility Requirements

To apply for PEACE Project-sponsored graduate enrollment at Ritsumeikan University, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of Afghanistan.
  • Have already obtained a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
  • Be a civil servant from one of the target ministries or faculty member from one of the universities under the Ministry of Higher Education, and have at least 6 months of work experience in said organization.
  • Have sufficient English language ability to complete graduate study in English.
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements as designated by JICA.

2. Application Procedures

Please see the PEACE Project portal website at the link above and follow the instructions in order to complete an application.



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