Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Program (Scholarship Program)

Scholarship in Business Administration
  • Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 8704
  • Degree Master
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 3 and half years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Program (Scholarship Program) offers grants to deserving young Customs officers from developing WCO members so they can pursue master’s level studies at the Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, Japan. These grants cover travel, subsistence, admission, tuition, and other approved expenses.


  • Organized by: Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Application Deadline: Not specified
  • Duration: Half a year + 3 years


A grant covering:

  • Travel (round trip)
  • Admission
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation (monthly stipend)
  • Meals (monthly stipend)
  • Transportation (monthly stipend)
  • Other expenses


  • According to the decision of the Japanese Government, the stipend amount is subject to change.
  • Current monthly stipend: 147,000 yen
  • Current admission fee: 290,000 yen
  • Annual tuition fee: 917,000 yen


  • A candidate must be a customs officer of a WCO developing member with at least two years of quality work experience in the administration and policy of customs in his or her home country.
  • Candidates with experience in IPR border enforcement and those who anticipate working in the IPR-related division of their Customs administration after this Scholarship Program will be given preference.
  • As of April 1, 2023, the candidate must be in good health and ideally under 40 years old.
  • You’re not eligible if you have previously received a scholarship under the Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Program.
  • The candidates must stay employed in their home Customs administration for at least three years after the Program is over.

Important Details:

  • If the scholar failed to perform within a certain standard, or they may fail to do their schoolwork or not fulfilled any other criteria, the scholarship will be terminated and the air ticket for returning will be not given as well.
  • The scholar shall obey the Japan laws, and AGU regulations and not commit any crimes. If he does not follow as stated above, the scholarship will be terminated and the air ticket for returning will be not given as well.
  • After the applicant graduates, he/she shall report to AGU and WCO explaining the position they are holding as well as how they are using the experiences gained from the program.
  • Policies are subject to change.

How to apply?

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The closing date for online applications is August 12, 2022. Candidates must postmark their application materials no later than September 1, 2022.

For more information about Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Program, please visit Aoyama Gakuin University’s website.

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