The Government of Japan is inviting suitable candidates from Samoa to apply for scholarships under its SDG’s Global Leaders Program.

Specific Eligibility Criteria:

    • Must be a Samoan citizen. Must have resided in Samoa for 3 consecutive years at the time of application.
      The applicant (including parents or spouse) must reside permanently in Samoa.
    • Currently a young or middle government official who is expected to contribute to policy formulation
      and/or implementation for tackling sustainable development issues to mainly in the fields of public
      policy/formulation and economics.
    •  Be a bachelor’s degree holder when applying for a Master’s program; be a master’s degree holder when
      applying for a Doctoral program
    • Less than 40 years on in principle (as of April 1st 2020)
    •  Be healthy physically & mentally with a physical examination report issued by a local public hospital, and
      not having any disease
    •  Be sufficient in English which meets the academic requirements of the program
    •  Be neither studying in China nor being admitted to other scholarship programs provided by the Chinese
    •  Previous scholarship holders must serve a two (2) year stand down period before applying.

Download Application Form (PDF)

Interested applicants are required to contact our division below for more information regarding this scheme:
Human Resource Development Division
Level 2, FMFM II Government Building
Tel: 22123/22124

Deadline for submission of applications to the Public Service Commission Office is: Wednesday 30th 2019.

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