Japan-WCO Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries 2021

Japan-WCO Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries 2021: Applications are invited from suitably qualified young individuals for the Japan-WCO Human Resource Scholarship Programme at Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan for the 2021 academic session.

The Scholarship seeks to provide a grant that covers travel, subsistence, admission, tuition and several other approved expenses to assist up-coming young customs managers from developing member nation of the WCO (World Customs Organization) to enrol in a Master’s level studies at the Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Japan and World Customs Organization

Scholarship to be taken at: Japan

Scholarship level: Masters

Scholarship Slots: Not specified

Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits

Subject Eligibility: Fields relating to Customs policy and administration

Country/Candidate Eligibility: The scholarship is for students from developing countries.


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Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the Japan-WCO Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries 2021, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a customs officer of a developing member of the WCO with quality experience of at least two years in the field of customs policy and administration in his/her home country.
  • Applicants with experience in IPR border enforcement who are expected to work in the IPR-related section of their Customs administration after the scholarship will be given preference.
  • Applicants must be in good health and under the age of 40 years as of April 1, 2021.
  • After successful completion of the scholarship programme, applicants should continue to work in their home Customs administration for 3 years minimum.
  • Applicants must be willing to abide by the laws of Japan, as well as AGU regulations, and refrain from engaging in unlawful activities.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Admission and Tuition fee waivers
  • A monthly stipend (147,000 yen) to cover accommodations, meals, transportations and other expenses.
  • Round-trip economy-class air tickets between applicant’s home country and Japan.


Other Opportunities:

  1. Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships at Liverpool John Moores University in UK
  2. Nagasaki University Sato Yo International Scholarship in Japan


Application Procedures for the Japan-WCO Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries 2021


Applicants are to apply online by visiting the official application website of the awarding body. Applicants are to ensure that they complete their applications before the application deadline as failure to do so will lead to disqualification.

Application Deadline: August 10th, 2020

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