Deadline: 21 August 2014
Open to: customs managers from developing countries seeking to undertake Master’s level studies
Scholarship: travel costs, subsistence, admission, tuition and other approved expenses
The Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme provides a grant covering travel, subsistence, admission, tuition and other approved expenses to enable promising young customs managers from developing countries to undertake Master’s level studies at the Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, Japan.
This scholarship is for one academic year starting from April 2015. There will be a preparatory course in March 2015 for a few weeks before the start of the programme. However, the scholarship period cannot be extended. After the completion of the programme, the candidates are expected to work in their home customs administration for 3 years at least and, after 3 years, they should report to the university indicating the post they occupy in their home administration and how they have been utilizing the experience they acquired in Japan.
A candidate must be in good health and preferably under 40 years of age as of April 1, 2015 and must be a customs officer of a developing member of the WCO with quality work experience of at least three years in the field of customs policy and administration in his/her home country.
After the completion of the Programme, the candidates should continue to work in their home Customs administration for 3 years at least and, after 3 years, they should report to the university indicating the post they occupy in their home administration and how they have been utilizing the experience they acquired in Japan.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in IPR border enforcement, and who are expected to work in the IPR-related section of their customs administration after this scholarship programme.
An all-inclusive allowance of 147,000 Japanese yen per month will be granted to cover the cost of accommodation, meals and incidental expenses for the study period. Furthermore, travel costs between the Scholar’s place of residence and Tokyo will be covered by the Programme budget.
First, applicants are required to fill in an online registration for admissions for the scholarship programme. ID and password to download the application forms will be obtained by submitting the registration form on the web-site by 21 August 2014.
For further information please visit the official website.