WCO Scholarships for Developing Countries at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan, 2017

World Customs Organization is providing a variety of scholarships for the Master’s Degree Programme in Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) programme at the Aoyama Gakuin University.

The Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights Program (SMIPRP) is a 12-month grasp’s diploma program at AGU’s Graduate School of Business and provides cutting-edge lessons and sensible administration abilities for future leaders, notably in customs organizations around the globe.

Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) is among the high non-public universities in Asia, situated in the center of metropolitan Tokyo, Japan.

Course Level: Scholarships can be found for pursuing grasp diploma programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) programme.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cowl the followings;

  • A month-to-month stipend covers lodging, meals, transportations, and different bills. It can’t be elevated to cowl relations if any. The quantity of stipend is topic to vary in keeping with the choice of the Japanese Government.
  • Admission and tuition charges are paid by the Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Program.
  • Round-trip economy-class air tickets between your property nation and Japan is supplied.

Scholarship will be taken in Japan

Eligibility:  Applicants should meet the next eligibility necessities:

  • A candidate have to be a customs officer of a creating member of the WCO with high quality work expertise of at least three years in the sector of customs coverage and administration in his/her dwelling nation.
  • Preference can be given to candidates who’ve expertise in IPR border enforcement, and who’re anticipated to work in the IPR-related part of their Customs administration after this Scholarship Programme.
  • After the completion of the Programme, the candidates ought to proceed to work in their dwelling Customs administration for three years at least. After half a yr and three years from the completion of the Programme, they need to report back to the university indicating the put up they occupy in their dwelling administration and the way they’ve been using the expertise they acquired in Japan.
  • A candidate have to be in good well being and ideally below 40 years of age as of April 1, 2017.

Nationality: Citizens of creating member of the WCO are eligible 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,  Curaçao, 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

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants will need to have bachelor’s diploma or larger.

Test Requirement: No

English language Requirements: English Proficiency:

  • An acceptable stage of proficiency in English to have the ability to write a thesis is required.
  • For those that haven’t obtained undergraduate/graduate schooling in English, please submit an official rating report or certificates of exams with the next minimal scores or above.
  • TOEFL iBT(web primarily based take a look at) 79, TOEFL PBT(paper primarily based take a look at) 550, IELTS 6.zero (in every band)
  • The rating needs to be obtained throughout the previous two years of the application.
  • TOEFL ITP rating shouldn’t be accepted.
  • For those that have obtained schooling in English, please get hold of an official proof letter from the graduated university.

How to Apply: The mode of making use of is on-line.

  • Application Form (Form 1)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (Form 2)
  • Certificate of Employment Status and Acceptance for Leave of Absence (Form three)
  • Photocopy of diplomas from all faculties/universities attended with a signature and seal from the third get together. If your diplomas should not English, please present an official translation.
  • Original English Transcript(s) issued by all faculties/universities attended (in case your transcript shouldn’t be English, please present an official translation)
  • Standardized take a look at info – initially issued TOEFL or IELTS rating report (solely for these whose undergraduate/graduate schooling was not carried out in English. If obtained your schooling in English, please submit a proof letter issued by the university you could have graduated from)
  • A photocopy of both a paper, report, thesis, or e-book written in English, if any
  • An Assignment Paper (Form four)
  • A Research Proposal at the SMIPRP (Form 5)
  • WCO Nomination Form (Form 6: if relevant, please submit the shape. The kind must be accomplished by, or below the authority of, the Head of the nominating administration e.g. Director General, Commissioner or equal official)
  • A photocopy of your passport

Application Form

Application Deadline:  The application deadline is July 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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