JICA Experience
@ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

JICA Experience
@ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Since the university’s opening in 2000, APU has welcomed a large number of JICA students through a variety of scholarship programs, with our first JICA graduate students enrolling in 2003. Since then, the number of JICA students at APU has continuously grown.
Most JICA students serve as government officials in their home countries and regions before coming to APU. Having such students on campus gives non-JICA students opportunities to connect with peers who have first-hand experience in policymaking while also enabling JICA students to gain new perspectives.

JICA History & Facts

@ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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Countries and regions that have been represented by JICA students (68 cuntries and regions as of January 2023)

Countries and regions that have been represented by international students we have welcomed since our inception (161 countries and regions as of May 2022)

Total Number of Accepted JICA Students, Countries and Regions

As of January 2023,

JICA graduate students
countries and regions

have enrolled at APU.

  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Bangladesh
  • Philippines
  • Mongolia
  • Afghanistan
  • Belize
  • Nepal
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Ghana
  • Tajikistan
  • Malawi
  • Sierra Leone
  • Nicaragua
  • East Timor
  • Pakistan
  • Myanmar
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Fiji
  • Niue
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Cook Islands
  • South Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Egypt
  • Somalia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Sudan
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Angora
  • Botswana
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Maldives
  • Palestina
  • Indonesia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Samoa
  • Kiribati
  • Seychelles
  • Uzbekistan
  • Lesotho
  • Tonga
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Uganda
  • Gambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Gabon
  • Eswatini
  • Chile
  • Liberia
  • Thai
  • Peru
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JICA Students at APU’s Graduate Schools

As of the fall 2022 semester, almost 33% of APU’s graduate students (83 graduate students from 46 countries/regions out of 252 graduate students) are studying through JICA scholarship programs. The percentage of JICA students in each graduate school can be seen in the fig. B on the right.

JICA Students
Privately-financed or
other scholarship students
A. Percentage of JICA students at
APU’s graduate school
Graduate School of
Asia Pacific Studies
Graduate School of
Asia Pacific Studeis
Graduate School of
B. Percentage of JICA students in
each graduate school

Ministries and Agencies Represented by JICA Students

Most JICA students are government officials in their home countries and regions and are expected to return to their positions after completing their degrees. Here are some of the government agencies that APU’s JICA students have represented:

● List of ministries and agencies from which JICA students are from

*This is just an example

Country Organization
Bangladesh Bangladesh Institute of Governance and Management
Cambodia Ministry of Environment
Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC)
Chile National Youth Institute of Chile
China Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province
Beijing Office of the Government of Henan Province
Hebei Provincial Taxation Bureau
Hebei Provincial People's Congress
Egypt Grand Egyptian Museum
Eswatini Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Finance - Swaziland
Ethiopia Ministry of Women, Children and Youth
Ethiopian Kaizen institute
Fiji Office of the Prime Minister
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Ministry of iTaukei Affairs
Ghana Ghana Tourism Authority
Jamaica Planning Institute of Jamaica
Jordan Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority
Kenya County Government of Marsabit
I&M Bank Limited
Kyrgyzstan Public Fund Kyrgyz Republic-Japan Center for Human Development
Department of Tourism under the Ministry of culture, information, sport and youth policy of the Kyrgyz Republic
Laos Faculty of Economics and Business Management at an university in Laos
Lesotho Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture
Liberia Central Bank of Liberia
Malawi Ministry of Gender
Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services
Mongolia Mongolia-Japan center for Human Resources Development
Morocco Bank POPULAIRE
Mozambique Companhia Industrial da Matola, South Africa
Nigeria National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue
Sindh Infrastructure Development Company
Papua New Guinea Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Department of Finance, Public Section, Geovernment of Papua New Guinea
Ministry of Tourism Commerce and Industry
Samoa Office of the Public Service Commission
Solomon Islands Makira Ulawa Provincial Goverment
Somalia SIMAD University
South Africa E. Malan and Associates (Pty) Ltd
Agri South Africa
Productivity South Africa
Tajikistan Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Republic of Tajikistan
Tanzania Ministry of Finance and Planning
President Office, Finance and Planning Zanzibar
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Thailand Thailand Board of Investment
The Gambia University of The Gambia
Tonga Ministry of Finance
Ministry of culture
Justice and Accountability Reform Programistry Of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Uzbekistan Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of Uzbekistan
Tourism Development Institute
Tashkent State university of Economics
Vietnam Vietnam Maritime University
Zimbabwe Elizabeth Florist TSD Bureau de Change
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Application Procedures for JICA Applicants

The application schedule, procedures, and eligibility requirements will depend on which scholarship program you have applied for. Please contact the JICA office in your home country or region to confirm the specific requirements for your application.