Japan- WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme in Japan, 2018

TheJapan- WCO Human Resource Development Programme (ScholarshipProgramme) supplies grants to allow appealing young Customs supervisors from an establishing nation member of the WCO to carry out Master’s level research studies at the Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, Japan.

A month-to-month stipend covers lodgings, meals, transports, and other costs. The quantity of the stipend undergoes alter inning accordance with the choice of the Japanese Government.

AoyamaGakuin University (AGU) is among the leading personal universities in Asia, situated in the heart of urbane Tokyo, Japan.


  • ApplicationsDeadline: ContactEmployer
  • CourseLevel: Scholarships are readily available for pursuing master degree programme.
  • StudySubject: Scholarships are granted in Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) programme.
  • ScholarshipAward:
    A month-to-month stipend covers lodgings, meals, transports, and other costs. It can not be increased to cover relative if any. The quantity of the stipend undergoes alter inning accordance with the choice of the Japanese Government.
    Admission and tuition costs.
    Round- journey economy-class air tickets in between your house nation and Japan.
    *The existing quantity of month-to-month stipend is 147,000 yen (since 2018).
    **The existing quantity of admission charge is 290,000 yen and yearly tuition charge is 917,000 yen (since 2018).
  • Nationality: This fellowship is readily available for European and Japanese nationals. Non- nationals need to have irreversible citizenship in Europe or Japan.
  • Number of Scholarships: Every year, there are about 15 Research Fellowships for Europeans and Japanese scientists who look for funds to do research study in Japan and Europe respectively.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

EligibleCountries: Citizens of establishing member of the WCO are qualified to use.

List of Countries: South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cura çao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela, Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, East and Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, North of Africa, Near and Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Fas, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, (Republic of the) Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo and East, South and South East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific Islands: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macau, China, Malaysia, Maldives,Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Union of Myanmar, Vanuatu and Vietnam

Eligibility:Applicants should satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

  • A prospect should be a custom-mades officer of an establishing member of the WCO with quality work experience of a minimum of 3 years in the field of custom-mades policy and administration in his/her house nation.
  • Preference will be offered to prospects who have experience in IPR border enforcement, and who are anticipated to work in the IPR-related area of their Customs administration after this Scholarship Programme.
  • A prospect should be in health and ideally under 40 years of age since April 1, 2019.
  • Individuals who have actually currently been granted a scholarship under the Japan- WCO Human Resource Development Programme in the past will not be entitled to obtain this Scholarship Programme.
  • After the conclusion of the Programme, the prospects need to continue to work in their house Customs administration for 3 years a minimum of.

EnglishLanguage Requirements: EnglishProficiency:

  • An appropriate level of efficiency in English to be able to compose a thesis is needed.
  • For those who have actually not gotten undergraduate/graduate education in English, please send a main rating report or certificate of examinations with the following minimum ratings or above.
  • TOEFL iBT( web based test) 79, TOEFL PBT( paper-based test) 550, IELTS 6.0 (in each band)
  • The rating need to be acquired within the previous 2 years of the application.
  • TOEFL ITP rating is declined.
  • For those who have actually gotten education in English, please get a main evidence letter from the finished university.


How to Apply: The mode of using is online.

  • ApplicationForm (Form 1)
  • TwoLetters of Recommendation (Form 2)
  • Certificate of Employment Status and Acceptance for Leave of Absence (Form 3)
  • Photocopy of diplomas from all colleges/universities went to with a signature and seal from the 3rd celebration. If your diplomas are not English, please supply a main translation.
  • OriginalEnglish Transcript( s) released by all colleges/universities went to (if your records is not English, please supply a main translation)
  • Standardized test details– initially released TOEFL or IELTS rating report (just for those whose undergraduate/graduate education was not performed inEnglish If got your education in English, please send an evidence letter released by the university you have actually finished from)
  • A copy of either a paper, report, thesis or book composed in English, if any
  • AnAssignment Paper (Form 4)
  • A Research Proposal at the SMIPRP (Form 5)
  • WCO Nomination Form (Form 6: If suitable, please send the kind. The kind has to be finished by, or under the authority of, the Head of the nominating administration e.g. Director General, Commissioner or comparable authorities)
  • A copy of your passport


  • If the efficiency of scholars falls listed below a specific important requirement (e.g., stopping working a needed course, or one that is necessary in the curricula), or scholars are not able to continue with schoolwork for any factor whatsoever, we might end arrangement of the scholarship, even throughout the academic year. In the occasion of such an incident, scholars might likewise not be supplied with a return air ticket.

All chosen scholars will follow the laws of Japan, along with by AGU guidelines, and avoid engaging in illegal activities. If the scholar cannot do so, his/her scholarship might be ended at our discretion and the scholars might not be supplied with a return air ticket.

After the Completion of the Programme

  • After half a year and 3 years respectively from conclusion of the Programme, Scholars need to report to the WCO and the AGU showing the post they inhabit in their house administration and how they have actually been making use of the experience they got in Japan.

Note 1: All guidelines and policies undergo alter without previous notification on this site.
Note 2: For more details, please describe the letter and the administrative arrangements from the WCO to its Member administrations.



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