WCO Master Scholarship in Japan

Scholarship in Business and Law , in Management , in Other
  • Japan, Japan
  • Apply Before : August 15, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 8076
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • No. of Opportunity 10
  • Fields of study Business administration Specializing in Strategic Management Intellectual Property Rights
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Program offers scholarships for applicants from developing countries who are interested in pursuing their master’s degree in Tokyo, Japan.

Qualified applicants who want to study on a fully-funded scholarship, are highly encouraged to apply.

Details of the Scholarships

Key dates:

  • Deadline: 15 August 2023 (23:59 JST)
  • Interview date: between 3 October and 13 October 2023
  • Deadline for receiving the documents: 1 September 2023 (JST)

Location: Tokyo Japan

Host university: Aoyama Gakuin University

Level of study: Master degree

Field of study:

  • Business administration
  • Specializing in Strategic Management
  • Intellectual Property Rights

Number of scholarship: 10

Benefits of the Scholarship

The Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Program (Scholarship Programme) provides  the following benefits:

  • Traveling cost from home country to and from Japan
  • Subsistence expenses
  • Admission and Tuition fee
  • other extra expenses
  • Monthly payment about 147000 Yen

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Applicants should meet the following crtieria:

  • Applicants must be from developing countries
  • Must have at least two years of experience in customs policy and administration
  • Applicants who have experience in IPR and those who wish to work in the IPR-related field to customs administration in their home country after graduation will be at the priority.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor degree or higher
  • English proficiency:
    • have an intermediate level of English skill for thesis writing
    • Those applicants who have not been done their study in English, required to provide the following score report:
    • TOEFL (IBT 79, PBT 550), IELTS 6.0,
    • Those applicants who do their studies in English must obtain the below official proof:
    • Online PC Environment
    • Online PC environment in which you can run Skype for an interview.
  • Must be in good state of health
  • Applicant’s age must be under 40 years as of 01 April 2024
  • Good academic records
  • Good personal character
  • Applicant’s motivation to applying to SMIPRP
  • Leadership skill
  • Development in individual potential
  • Applicants must be committed to working for at least two years in their home country after graduation.

Note: those applicants who have been awarded any scholarship by the Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Program are not eligible to apply.

Required Documents

  • Application form with photo
  • Two recommendation letter (from the workplace and academic supervisor)
  • Employment certificate with acceptance for leave of absence
  • Research proposal
  • Nomination form of WCO with the signature of the head of the nominating administration
  • Degree certificate and transcript
  • English mentioned certificate
  • Passport copy
  • Copy of any report, paper, thesis or books which are written in the English language (if available)

Important Notes:

  1. The Univeristy will NOT review incomplete applications.
  2. Please download and use the application checklist to submit all required forms and documents.
  3. All the submitted documents must be original.
  4. Applicants should submit all mailing materials by the deadline (Japan Standard Time).
  5. Hand submitted documents, faxed documents, and digital copies sent through e-mail are NOT acceptable.
  6. Official copy of documents means a certified true copy of the original document with an official seal.
  7. The Univeristy will return all the submitted documents to applicants. So, keep copies of all the documents submitted with your application.
  8. All documents should be in English. If the original documents are written in languages other than English, applicants should attach its official English translation with a seal and signature to the original documents.
  9. AGU respects the privacy of every individual who submits personal information.
  10. Required documents should be in typewriting, not in handwriting.

How to Apply?

To apply, you need to follow the steps below:

  • Create a login account online
  • Download and fill the application form
  • Post all of your documents to address below:

Master’s Program Admissions Office,

Graduate School of Business,

Aoyama Gakuin University

4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,

Tokyo 150-8366,



Please visit the Aoyama Gakuin Unvieristy website for further details about the scholarship.


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