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August 17, 2008 / yolynne

Scholarship for 2009 Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF) Program

The Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is now accepting applications for the Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF) Program for 2009 . The AYF Program is one of the many scholarships offered by the Japanese Government which aims to nurture human networking as well as to promote friendship and mutual understanding among Asian countries.

The grantees must take a preparatory course of the Japanese language and other basic subjects for approximately 7 months at the Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute in Kansai, Japan. Upon completion of the preparatory course, the grantees will be proceeding to Japanese graduate schools as Japanese Government Scholarship students.

Fields of Study

-Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Natural Sciences EXCEPT Japanese Studies or Japanese Culture Studies

Basic Qualifications

-16 years of formal education (from Grade 1) with excellent academic performance

-Under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2010 (born on or after April 2, 1975)

-Good proficiency in English

This scholarship is open to all Filipino citizens satisfying the above qualifications. Application forms are available at the JICC Library in Manila, the Consular Offices of Japan in Cebu City and Davao City, or may be downloaded from the Embassy Website: ( ), “Culture and Education” section. Deadline for submission of applications is November 5, 2008 (Wednesday).

Interested applicants can also access the AYF Website at
For more information, visit or call:

Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC)

Embassy of Japan

2627 Roxas Boulevard , Pasay City 1300

Tel #: (02) 551-5710 local 2315 and 2317

Consular Office of Japan , Davao
Suite B305m , 3/F, Plaza de Luisa Complex

140 Ramon Magsaysay Ave. , 8000 DavaoCity
Tel #: (082) 221-3100

Consular Office of Japan , Cebu

7/F Keppel Ctr., Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Ave.

Cebu Business Park , 6000 Cebu City

Tel #: (032) 231-7321



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  1. Nicely / Aug 28 2008 9:55 am

    ayos to ah. qualified ako.

    kaso lang, may work ako. conflict.

  2. Janette Toral / Sep 2 2008 1:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Yolynne. I just referred it to my daughter for her reference.

    Dream niya makapag-study roon.

  3. putra / Sep 8 2008 4:10 pm

    Good information. thanks

  4. Ho Nhan Ai / Sep 15 2008 12:34 pm

    I am a Vietnamese. Could I aplly for this Scholarship??


  5. yolynne / Sep 15 2008 9:20 pm

    Hi Ho Nhan Ai,

    Vietnamese are qualified to apply for the scholarship.

    Accordingly, applicants must be nationals of one of the following countries; Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.


  6. donna / Sep 17 2008 10:36 am

    just wondering, is it allowed a pregnant woman to apply?

  7. green xue / Oct 1 2008 9:50 pm

    thanks for your information!!
    I am from Myanmar and i want to know more about this .So can i ask the Embassy of Japan in Yangon?

  8. helen / Oct 17 2008 7:40 pm

    di ba 14 years lang ang formal education dito sa philippines? i am interested

  9. Badette Ruales / Oct 20 2008 10:06 am

    Hi yolyne,
    Thanks for the infos. I’m a mother of Lucia who is currently a senior student in an exclusive school here in Manila and it has been her dream to study in Japan to learn more about their cultures and values. Infact, her elective class is Nipongo and she has been consistent with her excellent grades with regards to this subject. I would like to learn more about the process on how to get the scholarship grant. Thanks and God bless.

  10. faithq / Nov 12 2008 1:44 am

    paano i send ung application ko

  11. JOHN RAY lUCERO / Dec 4 2008 4:57 pm

    hello maganda offer ito. gusto ko po sanang mag-apply pwede nyo po akong ma isend ng more info kung paano mka apply sa scholarship na ito sa email ad ko po? Ngaun po, nag aaral po ako sa isang Unibersidad dito sa Dumaguete sa kursong BS Information Technology, gusto ko pa po sanang maipagpatuloy ang pag-aaral ko, kapos po kami sa pera, at baka matulongan nyo po ako, ma contact din nyo po ako sa number na ito, +639093058090,
    maraming salamat po..

  12. zawmyonaing / Jan 4 2009 11:55 am

    I’m the one who is trying to win AYF scholarship.Could you please give me a hand ,how should I prepare for that?
    Zaw Myo Naing

  13. lomie / Feb 23 2009 3:28 pm

    gud daY!im a student of marikina polytechnic having my course of bachelor in industrial and technology major in food and service management.I’ll just want to ask how this scholarship program very mu ch interested, I hope you can give me such detail about this and how I can cope up with this. Thank you very much. Please just send to my emai address.

  14. Mohammad Rezaul Karim / Aug 20 2009 8:04 pm

    this is Rezaul karim from Bangladesh. i am graduate of B.Sc (Ag) from a public university. do i chance to get a scholarship related to Agriculture.

    i am waiting for ur advice or comment whatever u like.


  15. Grace / Sep 16 2009 12:25 pm

    am a B.S. Civil engineering student in TUP cavite, just wanted to know if I am qualified for this grant….hope for your reply soon. I’m having a problem with my financials specially this year, am on my 3rd year and hope you can send me infos about your program…am also intersted with the latest engineering sciences in japan…hope to hear from you soon

  16. HOAI THU / Sep 25 2009 6:14 pm

    I’m a vietnamese student and I really apply for this scholarship. I wonder how many people can receive AYF?

  17. alinn / Jan 28 2010 1:38 pm

    Thanks a million for your information….
    I am from Myanmar and also trying to get AYF scholarship.
    So would you mind giving me advice how to prepare for interview?

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