Japanese Embassy Offers Scholarships to Kenyan Students
The Japanese Embassy in Nairobi has revealed offers of scholarships to Kenyan students in four categories.
The categories include the Young Leaders’ Program, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and the Japan Study Program.
Applications for the scholarships are to be made at the Japanese Embassy in Nairobi or institutions of higher education in Japan.
The Japanese Government is also set to offer The Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) Scholarships to Kenyan Student programs.
The scholarship is intended to contribute to cultivating future national leaders in Asia and other countries all over the world.
A pre-enrollment programme for Japan Study Scholarship is usually done between the 8th and the 18th of March every year to help international students correctly understand the current situation of Japan through various activities in the Tokyo metropolis and the Tohoku region.
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarships offer Kenyans and other oversea students opportunities to study through international exchange programs.
JASSO has a system that improves admission procedures by administering examinations for Japanese University Admission for International Students, and collecting and disseminating information directly to students.
Kenyans are advised to apply for the scholarships directly on its website or visit the embassy premises.
However, the Japanese embassy in Nairobi warned Kenyans against falling for fictitious Japanese Government scholarship offers being circulated via email or those originating from deceitful; agents.
The embassy regrettably revealed that some Kenyans had been scammed by crooks who are out to steal from them.
“Please note that The Embassy of Japan in Kenya does not charge any fee at any stage for the scholarship process.
“The process of recruitment and selection of candidates for the Japanese Government Scholarship Program is conducted at the Embassy of Japan’s premises,” read a statement from the Japanese Embassy in Nairobi.
The Embassy also warned that it only advertises its scholarships through its website and uses the available media on a case-by-case basis.
“Any information on scholarships coming to you by email should be verified from the information on our website or through writing to our email,” said the Japanese Embassy.