You may visit the following pages for more information on the Scholarship Programme:
* PEPPM website (Renewed!)
* New Brochure
* Online Application System (OAS)
The Government of Japan awards scholarships to Sri Lankan Students under the Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan - MEXT) Scholarship scheme, in the categories of
The selection of candidates is done through an examination conducted jointly by the Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Higher Education in Sri Lanka.
Candidates who wish to apply for these scholarships are kindly requested to forward their applications to the Ministry of Higher Education, No. 18, Ward Place, Colombo 07, according to the specimen application format published by the Ministry.
You may visit the following website at the Ministry of Higher Education in Sri Lanka for further information and application forms.
The JDS (Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship) is a new programme introduced in 2009 in Sri Lanka to provide young government officials the opportunities for academic research at Japanese higher educational institutions under Grant Aid assistance by the Government of Japan.
The main objective of this program is to support the Sri Lankan Government in its efforts to facilitate its own plans for human resource development mainly for capacity building and institutional building, and thereby extend and enhance strong the bilateral relationship with Japan.
On the completion of these scholarships, the officers are required to return to Sri Lanka and further enhance their skills and capabilities in their chosen specialties, by playing leadership roles in the government sector.
You may visit the following website of JDS for detailed information
The Matsumae International Foundation is a non-governmental organization. Its Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people who have responded with goodwill to Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae’s call.
While many donations have been kindly offered by enterprises and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes.
Successful applicants are urged to seriously consider and understand the goodwill of those persons, and ensure that the provided fellowships are utilized effectively.
Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority.
Successful applicants for fellowships, having passed the Foundation's screening, will be invited to Japan for a period of 3 to 6 months between April to March of each year. Extension of the granted period is not allowed. Also, the fellowship grant is restricted to the period indicated in the Grant Letter. The number of fellowships is around 20 persons.
You may visit the following website for further information, guidelines and application forms.
The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is offering a Visiting Research Fellowship Programme with the aim of the promotion of international collaborative research to address various problems confronting countries in developing regions on a global scale, including the critical situation of food production.
Slots are available for 12 Fellows; one for each research theme covered in the fellowship will be awarded.
The fellowship will cover a period of 6 months.
You may visit the following website for further information and application forms.