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Can Tho (VNA) – Authorities of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho discussed the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) programme with representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) during a local working session on August 11.

Provided by the Japanese government in non-refundable aid, the scholarships are designed for Vietnamese officials aged 24-39 who have worked for State agencies for at least two years.

They will be offered an opportunity to pursue two-year masters degrees in law, economics, business administration, agriculture and rural development, information technology, and environment policy at Japanese universities.

In 2017-2018, 30 promising young officials will be chosen to receive the scholarships. They must score at least 500 TOEFL points or equivalent and commit to serving the State for at least two years upon their return.

Le Van Tam, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, asked the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Education and Training to work closely with JICA to facilitate the process.

This month, two local officials will fly to Japan for studies under the programme.-VNA