Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia



The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia was first introduced in 1993.  It is funded by the Government of Japan, administered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and conducted at various graduate schools in Japan. Many countries in Asia are making the transition to more market-oriented systems of economic management.  Skilled human resources within government are essential if this transition is to be successful.

By training future macroeconomic managers in these countries, the program aims to enable them to produce sound economic and financial stability needed for sustainable growth and development.

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program targets young government officials who will be the future policy-makers with the capacity and vision to contribute effectively to the economic development of their countries, from the following countries:

Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz-Republic, Lao-PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pacific-Island-Countries, Papua-New-Guinea, Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Yokohama National University (YNU) is one of the four partnership universities that are offering this program.




1.      The Transition Economy Program


2.      The Curriculum


3.      The Scholars


4.      Links


       E@International Monetary Fund (IMF)


       E@IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)




For further information or questions about this program and application, please@contact :


Scholarship Program Officer

IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011 Japan

Tel.  +81 3 3597-6708

Fax  +81 3 3597-6705

E-mail: jisais@imf.org