Press Release from Embassy of Japan
Young Leaders’ Program
Fostering the Country’s Next Generation of Leaders
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2013 Young Leaders’ Program (YLP).
The Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) was introduced by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology (MEXT) in 2001. It seeks to create comprehensive human network and establish friendly relationships among the leaders in Asia while improving the quality of policy planning in the participating countries.
With the aim of fostering future national leaders in Asia and other regions, YLP encourages promising young Filipinos to take part in its 1-year academic scholarship program in Japan . A master’s degree will be conferred by the participating university upon the successful completion of the program.
YLP offers four (4) courses: Business Administration, Law, Local Governance, and School of Government . Classes for all courses are held primarily in English.
–> must have a Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance
–> must be highly proficient in English
Depending on the course:
–> applicants must be 35 or 40 years old and below
–> with at least 3 – 5 years of work experience
The screening of applicants is based on the endorsement of the ‘recommending authorities’ for each course.
The selected grantees with begin their 1-year academic program either on September or October in their respective host universities.
Please submit your application forms to the 2013 Young Leaders’ Program Recommending Authorities.
Deadline for submission of application is on OCTOBER 19, 2012 (Friday).