The call for applications in this year’s JENESYS 2016 ECONOMICS BATCH 2 – TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES has officially commenced.

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 2016 (JENESYS 2016 Economics) Batch 2, which aims to promote a global understanding of Japan’s economics, society, politics and foreign affairs, and to further deepen mutual understanding among the youth of Japan, ASEAN, Timor Leste, and India.

The program is scheduled for September 25 – October 4, 2016, in Tokyo, Japan. NYC will be nominating 12 colleges and master’s students.

To be qualified in the Program, the following are the qualifications of Youth Delegates:

  1. Filipino citizen, single,18-30 years old
  2. Philippine passport holders (valid until April 5, 2017)
  3. Mentally and physically fit to travel
  4. Currently enrolled college/master’s or Ph.D. students
  5. With an educational background in any of the following: Mechanical Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Aviation Electronics Technology, Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, Naval Science and Tactics, Customs Administration, and Seafarer Rating Course
  6. Can communicate in English; Japanese language proficiency an advantage
  7. Be able to attend the pre-departure briefing on September 24, 2016, at the NYC head office and the program proper on September 25-October 4, 2016

Youth Delegates must further comply with the following requirements, to wit:

  1. Accomplished NYC Application Form
  2. Accomplished NYC Volunteers Application (for first-time applicants only)
  3. Accomplished JENESYS 2016 Batch 2 Economics Application Form
  4. An essay (not more than 500 words) about the applicant’s educational background and how being part of the program will help his/her studies
  5. Copy of Official School Registration Form Certification from Dean or College Secretary that the applicant is a bonafide student
  6. Copy of valid passport

The following are automatically disqualified to join:

Participants of NYC-coordinated international programs from August 2, 2014 – August 2, 2016, whose airfare, meals, and accommodation were paid by the organizer; and

Participants of NYC-coordinated international programs from August 2, 2015-August 2, 2016 whose airfare was shouldered by the participants and whose accommodation and meals were paid by the organizer.


Alumni of all Japanese Government-sponsored 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 the country for three months or more.

Furthermore, youth 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.



Submit documents to (with Subject Heading: APPLICATION FOR JENESYS 2016: ECONOMICS BATCH 2)


Submit your documents to NATIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION, THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS UNIT, 3rd Floor West Insula Building, West Avenue, Quezon City, 1105.


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. NYC will not be responsible for application documents that will be lost or sent to the wrong e-mail addresses.

The deadline for submission is on August 18, 2016.

For inquiries and further details, please send all queries to with the subject heading “Query: JENESYS 2016: ECONOMICS BATCH 2”.

Get in touch with the NYC International Programs Secretariat through Ms. Sarah Grutas or Mr. Mark Fernandez at telephone numbers (02) 4162833.


telefax (088) 8575895
Email add:
NYC Cagayan de Oro Area Office
Northeastern Mindanao Cluster