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  • UNHCR and JELA (Japan Evangelical Lutheran Association)

    Refugee Vocational Education Programme

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    Refugee Vocational Education Program (RVEP) is a program implemented by UNHCR and JELA (Japan Evangelical Lutheran Association) which supports:

    • refugees who live in Japan,
    • to complete vocational training,
    • through scholarships from JELA. 

    The aim of the program is to provide access to vocational training for refugees in Japan who would otherwise have difficulty gaining market relevant skills. The students’ tuition fees and other study expenses will be funded by the program. Additional scholarship stipends may be paid to the students accordingly.

    Review the website for number of opportunities, language, and eligibility. 

  • Details at a glance

    All fields of study
    Until 30 September 2021
    Technical Degrees
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
    15134.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate, Complementary or temporary /protection status certificate, Other documents certifying refugee-like status
    Language of Instruction
    Language Proficiency Level
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    JLPT or other scores (no need for the certificate for high school graduates)
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      Recurring annual opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Additional scholarship stipends may be paid to the students according to their needs.
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
      Not applicable
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Not applicable
    • Application fee
    • Application period
      Continuous enrolment/registration
    • Opportunity annual timing
    • Release of the selection decision
      Mid-January / Early February
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Additional note

    Please note that the selection schedule changes every year. Application guidelines are typically released in April.

  • Disclaimer

    The content presented on this site has originated from the third party providers. UNHCR is not responsible for the application process or oversight of the opportunities presented here. Questions on a particular opportunity should be directed to the relevant provider.

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