2019 Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme


What is Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme all about :
The Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme (Scholarship Programme) provides a grant covering travel, subsistence, admission, tuition and other approved expenses to enable promising young Customs managers from a developing country member of the WCO to undertake Master’s level studies at the Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, Japan.
The Master degree programme comprises two segments: an academic segment and a practical segment.  The academic segment starts with focused teaching of foundational skills in strategic management and IPR. It then moves to a range of applied topics which help students understand how to design, implement, and evaluate public policies, in particular customs policy, in accordance with development strategies for organizations.  The practical segment is taught in co-operation with the Japan Customs, including the Japan Customs Training Institute.
Benefits Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme:
Successful candidates would benefit the following:
  • A monthly stipend covers accommodations, meals, transportations, and other expenses. It cannot be increased to cover family members, if any. The amount of stipend is subject to change according to the decision of the Japanese Government.*
  • Admission and tuition fees.**
  • Round-trip economy-class air tickets between your home country and Japan.
Eligibility Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme:
  • A candidate must be a customs officer of a developing member country of the WCOwith quality work experience of at least three years in the field of customs policy and administration in his/her home country.
  • 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.
  • A candidate must be in good health and preferably under 40 years of age as of April 1, 2020.
  • Individuals who have already been awarded a scholarship under the Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme in the past will not be entitled to apply for this Scholarship Programme.
  • After the completion of the Programme, the candidates should continue to work in their home Customs administration for 3 years at least.
Application procedures:
Interested Applicants must fill in the Application Form in Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) to secure an admission to receive the scholarship.
Deadline for application:
This scholarship is ongoing and open till further notice.