The government has announced scholarship opportunities for Vincentians to pursue higher education in Chile and Japan.

The International Cooperation Agency of Chile (AGCI) is offering scholarship opportunities to Vincentian nationals to pursue studies leading to a diploma in “Methodology for Teaching Spanish as Second Language for Spanish Teachers from the English-Speaking Caribbean”.

The scholarship is intended to provide a solid theoretical, and practical knowledge in the current teaching methodologies and strategies in the field of teaching a second language, as well as, to develop cultural exchange.

The scholarship is eligible to teachers of Spanish at the primary and secondary levels, holding a university degree in education with at least five years of experience of teaching Spanish.

The application form and the agenda of the diploma as well as other information are available at this website. www.agci.gob.cl .

Persons can also contact the embassy of Chile via e-mail at echilett@minrel.gob.cl.

The deadline for submitting of all applications is June 14, 2019. 

All applications must be submitted through the Service Commissions Department in original version for onward transmission. 

Meanwhile, the Government of Japan is offering an opportunity to Vincentians to pursue postgraduate studies under its Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2020.

The fields of study include humanities and social sciences, such as literature, history, law, politics; and natural sciences, such as engineering, fisheries, medicine, dentistry, etc.

Prospective students must be under the age of 35 years and must have an undergraduate degree in the relevant field.

Interested persons are advised to visit the Embassy of Japan’s website https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/  for more information and to access the necessary application forms. 

The contact details for the Embassy of Japan are: 5 Hayes Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  Persons can also reach the Embassy at Tel: (868) 628-5991 ext. 242 or via e-mail at culture@po.mofa.go.jp for more details.

Persons are kindly asked to note that the deadline for submission of all applications is no later than May 31, 2019.