As many as 24 Cambodian students have received scholarships to pursue further studies in Japan and will soon depart the Kingdom.
Eat Sophea, a secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday met with this year’s recipients of the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship.
“As many as 440 Cambodian students in the past have received the scholarship to study in Japan since 2000,” Ms Sophea said, noting that the scholarship is part of a cooperation between the two countries.
She added that in 2018, Japan increased the annual quota to 26 students per year, including 24 students to pursue a master’s degree and two students to pursue a PhD.
Ms Sophea said 328 students, including 72 women, have completed their studies and returned to the Kingdom.
During the meeting with scholarship recipients yesterday, Mr Sokhonn provided recommendations on academic life in a foreign country, noting that the experience can prepare students to become future leaders.
Ket Sophann, the ministry’s spokesman, could not be reached for comment yesterday.