The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is now accepting applications from Samoa Nationals to undertake Bachelor of Art/Master/Ph.D. studies in various fields under our SDGs Global Leader Program (previously known as Pacific – LEADs Program).
The purpose of this Program is to equip future Pacific Leaders with technical knowledge and skills necessary to deal with various development challenges facing PICs.
The Scholarships are for Bachelor of Art (offer only by Waseda University), Master Level Study (research or course work) and Ph.D. Level Study, to commence in August 2021. The duration of the Scholarships is no more than 4 years, depending on the program offered by Universities.
Under our SDGs Global Leadership Program, successful candidates will not only have the opportunity to experience living and studying in Japan, but they will also have the opportunity to advance their career, gain new knowledge and develop leadership skills in order to contribute effectively to the future development of Samoa. Make learning your lifelong goal and apply today.



  1. Applicant must request a new course of study and not seek support for a course already commenced;
  2. Applicant must be applying for an upgrade of their highest qualification;
  3. Categories of Study: Bachelor of Art, Master Level Study and Ph.D. Level Study (Conditions apply)
  4. Must be currently employed and have worked in Samoa for more than 2 years;
  5. Must be residing in Samoa / have resided for a minimum of 2 consecutive years at the time of application
  6. Must sign a Government Scholarship Bond prior to departure for study;
  7. Applicants must have a valid email address in order to receive notifications on the status of their application.

Interested applicants MUST contact JICA Samoa Office by telephone 22572 or email at to request for an Application Form and related documents or can download from the PSC website.
Application Form
General Information
University Information
Undergraduate Program Waseda University

For more information regarding JICA’s Scholarship Program, please visit our website at

Deadline for Applications to be submitted to the Office of the Public Service Commission (PSC) no later than Friday 30th October 2020, 4:30 pm.