Applications for three types of Japanese Government Scholarships annually offered in Palau through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) are now available at the Embassy of Japan.

The scholarships are offered for Research (Postgraduate), Undergraduate and Specialized Training College Programs. All three programs are full scholarship programs covering airfare, tuition and monthly stipends.

Palauan students interested in applying for these scholarships and were born between April 2, 1994 to April 1, 2002 are eligible to apply for the Undergraduate and Specialized Training College scholarship programs. Those who will graduate from high school by March 2019 who meets the age requirement are also eligible to apply. The Specialized Training College program is a three (3) year study program while the Undergraduate program is for five (5) years. Both programs include one-year of Japanese language study.

The Research (Postgraduate) program funds for education in Japan at the Master’s degree level and requires an applicant to have completed their four (4) years of University level education or to complete it by March 2019. Applicants for this program must be born on or after April 2, 1984.

Applications, guidelines and other information related to each program are available through the Embassy of Japan in Ngerkebesang and the Embassy’s website at http://www.palau.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html. Application deadline for all programs is Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Interested students are encouraged to apply. For more details, contact the Embassy of Japan at 488-6455/6. (PR)