Call for applications: 2017 Young Leaders’ Program
Call for applications: 2017 Young Leaders’ Program
YLP grantees may specialize in business administration, law, public administration, and local governance





This is a press release from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.


MANILA, Philippines – The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines announced that the applications for the 2017 Young Leaders’ Program are now open.

Scholarship background

Launched in 2001 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan, the Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) is a yearlong academic scholarship program that aims to prepare and empower young professionals from all over the world for future leadership roles in their respective fields.


YLP grantees may choose to specialize in any of the following areas of study: (1) Business Administration, (2) Law, (3) School of Government – Public Administration, and (4) Local Governance. The one-year duration of this program shall commence around October 2017 and classes will be conducted primarily in English. A master’s degree will also be conferred to participants upon successful completion of the program.


It is hoped that through this program, participants would not only grow professionally but also be able to form a solid network of future national leaders who would eventually work together in making major contributions in their home countries’ economic, social, and political development.



To qualify for the program, interested applicants must be:

– A Filipino citizen

– A Bachelor’s degree holder with excellent academic records

– Highly proficient in English

– 35-40 years old and below (depending on the field of study)

– Employed with at least 3-5 years of work experience

How to apply

All YLP applications must be made through the specific recommending authorities for each course. For application forms, guidelines, and other inquiries concerning YLP, please contact the appropriate recommending authority in the numbers given below:











Business Administration






Hitotsubashi University

Junior Chamber International Philippines

#14 Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City


Tel. No. 373-7908 to 09

Management Association of the Philippines

Center for Management Excellence

Unit 608, 6th Floor, Tower One, Ayala Triangle

Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City


Tel. No. 751-1152














Kyushu University

UP – College of Law (c/o the Dean’s Office)

University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City


Tel. No. 920-5514 local 415; 927-0518

Ateneo De Manila Law School (c/o the Dean’s office)
#20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Tel No. 899-7691 to 96; 729-2000 local 2304, 2305 to 2307


School of Government

(Public Administration)


National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Civil Service Commission

c/o Civil Service Institute

IBP Road, Constitution Hills, Batasang Pambansa Complex,

Diliman, Quezon City 1126

Tel. Nos. 931-4143, 931-7971



School of Local Government



National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

c/o Dr. Alex B. Brillantes

Commissioner, CHED

C.P. Garcia Ave. University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City

Tel. No. 441-1168

The deadline of application will depend on each recommending authority.


For more information about scholarships offered by the Japanese Government, please visit the Culture and Education section of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines’ website at–



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