NEF Scholarship Scheme

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF)

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Grant amount: ¥3,000 - ¥7,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Vietnam

Location of residency: Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Vietnam

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Overview:

Scholarship Programmes

University for young generations is one of the places where to acquire knowledge and experience, but its education is not available for everyone. For example, there are students who have to give up or drop out from education for economic reasons although they wish to continue their study, particularly in developing countries.


The NEF Scholarship Programmes offers financial supports to those students who are willing to study the subjects related to the natural environment but not have enough financial resources for university level studies. Through the Programmes, the NEF aims to develop human resources in developing countries of Southeast Asia who understand natural science and intend to work in the field of the nature conservation in the future. The programmes do not offer any supports for studying abroad.


The NEF has supported a total of 6,432 students in eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region since 1991 (as of April 2019). Currently scholarships are provided for students in Myanmar, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Bangladesh with the cooperation of the NEF’s local counterparts (Scholarship programmes for for Indonesia and the Philippines have not accept further new applications since 2013).


Scholarship values for residents of the eligible countries are:

  • Indonesia: 4,000 Japanese yen per month
  • Lao PDR:
    • Undergraduates:  3,000 Japanese yen per month
    • Master's:  7,000 Japanese yen per month
  • Philippines:
    • Undergraduates: 5,000 Japanese yen per month
    • Masters: 7,000 Japanese yen per month
  • Vietnam: 7,000 Japanese yen per month
  • Myanmar:
    • Undergraduates: 3,000 Japanese yen per month
    • Postgraduates: 7,0000 Japanese yen per month
  • Cambodia: 3,000 Japanese yen per month

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants eligible for scholarship are:
    • Residents of Indonesia
      • University students, opting for an undergraduate course related to the nature conservation (biology, forestry etc.) at the following five universities
        • Assyafi'iyah Islamic University
        • National University
        • Pakuan University
        • State University of Jakarta
        • University of Indonesia
    • Residents of Lao PDR
      • University students, opting for an undergraduate or or master's course related to the nature conservation (biology, forestry etc.) at National University of Laos.
    • Residents of Palawan, the Philippines
      • University students, opting for an undergraduate or master's course related to the nature conservation (biology, forestry etc.) at the following two universities:
        • Palawan State University
        • Western Philippines University
    • Residents of Vietnam
      • University students, opting for a master's course related to the nature conservation (biology, forestry etc.) in Vietnam.
    • Residents of Myanmar
      • University students, opting for an undergraduate or a master's course related to the nature conservation (biology, forestry etc.) in Myanmar.
    • Residents of Cambodia
      • University students, opting for an undergraduate course related to the nature conservation (biology, forestry etc.) at the following three universities.
        • Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia
        • Prek Leap National College of Agriculture 
        • Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear
  • In principle, Scholarship term is from the selected time period until graduation.
  • If a doctor and the NEF’s local counterpart deems that the student is unable to attend classes due to health condition (e.g., injury, illness or hospitalization), the NEF will suspend the scholarship until the student recovers.
    • Once he or she returns to school, the scholarship is again provided.

Ineligibility:

  • NEF Scholarship Scheme cannot support any cost for study abroad because this is for those local students who study at university in their home country.
  • The scholarship may be cut off if the NEF’s local counterpart deems that the student is performing unsatisfactorily in terms of academic work or behaviour as a scholarship recipient.
    • It is also cut off when the recipient studies abroad.