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6 Jul 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: JENESYS 2017 Batch 1 – Young Journalists Exchange

  • Online submissions are preferred.
  • Do not submit application documents in .zip or .rar file.
  • Please carefully read the instructions on how to apply. The NYC will not be responsible for lost applications or applications sent to the wrong email addresses.
  • Please read this briefer first before asking questions.
The Japanese Government, through the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) and the Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC) of the Japanese Embassy in Manila, and in partnership with the National Youth Commission, is implementing the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Program (JENESYS2017), aims at promoting mutual trust and understanding among the peoples of Japan and the Asia-Pacific region and building a basis for future friendship and cooperation. It also encourages an understanding and dissemination of Japan’s economics, society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations.
The program proper is scheduled on 12-19 September, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. NYC will be nominating 19 students.
Qualifications of Student Delegates:
  • Filipino citizen, single, 18-34 years old
  • Philippine passport holders (valid until April 2018)
  • Mentally and physical fit to travel
  • Currently-enrolled senior high school, vocational, college, masteral, or PhD students
  • With educational or occupational background in journalism
  • Can communicate in English
  • Be able to attend the pre-departure briefing (tentative date: September 10) at the NYC head office and the program proper on September 12-19, 2017
  • Accomplished NYC Application Form
  • Accomplished JENESYS2017 Batch 1 Form
  • An essay of not more than 1500 words answering the following questions: A) what are your expectations about the program? B) once accepted, what do you think can you contribute to the program? C) what are your plans after you return from the program?
  • Copy of Certification from Dean or College Secretary that the applicant is a bona fide student
  • Employment Certificate (for working youth)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Delegates will shoulder their travel expenses from their residence (province) to NAIA and back as well as their accommodation in Manila during the pre-departure briefing.
  • The organizer will shoulder the delegates’ international airfare (Manila-Tokyo-Manila) and travel tax/terminal fee as well as their food, accommodation and local transportation in Japan.
The following are automatically disqualified:
  • Participants of NYC-coordinated international programs from July 4, 2012 – present whose airfare, meals, and accommodation were paid by the organizer; and
  • Participants of NYC-coordinated international programs from July 4, 2015 – present whose airfare was shouldered by the participants and whose accommodation and meals were paid by the organizer.
  • Alumni of all Japanese Government-sponsored (Japan Embassy, Japan Foundation, JICA, etc) scholarship, conference or cultural exchange or training programs.
  • Applicants who have been to Japan, whether as a student, tourist or an OFW, and stayed in Japan for three months or more.
  • Previous NYC International Programs Beneficiaries who have not submitted or accomplished the required post-program documents or volunteer work.
How to apply:
  • FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS: Submit documents to (with Subject Heading: APPLICATION FOR JENESYS2017 Batch 1).
  • Do not send application documents in .zip or .rar file.
  • If you chose to submit online, you do not need to send or submit hard copies of your application documents.
  • FOR PERSONAL APPLICATIONS: Submit your documents to NATIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION, THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS UNIT, 3rd Floor West Insula Building, West Avenue, Quezon City, 1105.
  • FOR SUBMISSION THRU COURIER: Send your documents to: NATIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION, THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS UNIT, 3rd Floor West Insula Building, West Avenue, Quezon City, 1105.
  • Applicants are advised to strictly follow the instructions for submission. The NYC will not be responsible for application documents which will be lost or sent to wrong e-mail addresses.
Deadline for submission is 12 MN / July 16, 2017.
  • Please send all queries to with subject heading “Query: JENESYS2017 Batch 1”.
  • Please get in touch with the NYC International Programs Secretariat through Ms Sarah Grutas or Mr. Mark Fernandez at telephone numbers (02) 426-8733.
  • The NYC reserves the right not to respond to questions whose answers are already stated in this briefer or in the application form.
Downloadable Forms:

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