ISLAMABAD: As many as 15 people who were awarded scholarships to study in Japan are embarking on their journey. Before leaving, they were given an orientation at the Japanese Embassy on Tuesday.
Funded by the government of Japan, the programmes under which these scholarships have been awarded to Pakistani students include the MEXT Research Scholarship 2017 (2-5 years, until their Research is complete), MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship Programme (18 months), Young Leaders’ Programme (12 months) and Japanese Language Training Programme for Foreign Service Officers (eight months).
In the Teachers Training Programme, a male teacher has been selected. In the Young Leaders Programme, two male government officials have been selected. In the Diplomat Training Programme, a female diplomat from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was selected, while 11 students from across Pakistan have received the MEXT Research scholarship through university recommendations. Earlier in March, seven students, who were awarded the MEXT Research Scholarship 2017 through the Japanese embassy, joined their respective universities in Japan.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2017.