The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced that it will be providing scholarships for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon to study at Japanese universities, the Egyptian Al-Mujtamaa magazine reported yesterday.
The magazine reported this news on its website, noting that these scholarships came as part of the Japanese government’s programme of aid which was announced last year.
According to Al-Mujtamaa, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced last year 150 scholarships for Syrian refugees planning to study at Japanese universities within five years.
JICA said that it started registration for these scholarship students for the new university year that starts in September, noting that it had accepted 20 Syrian refugees for this year.
The selection process to determine which of the prospective students would receive these scholarships was jointly carried out by JICA and the office of the UN High Commission for Refugees.