Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

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  • Fully Funded  Travel+Tuition Fee+ Monthly Stipend
  • Japan Universities, USA Universities, African Universities  See the list in the detailed description
  • Masters
  • Multi-Subject, Development Related Topics
  • World Bank Member Developing Countries
  • USA, Japan, Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand
  • 05/27/2022

Scholarship Description:

Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open to World Bank Member Developing Countries. Master’s degree programs in the field of Multi-Subject, Development-Related Topics can be taken in universities in Japan, the United States, and Africa.

See the list for a more in-depth explanation. To apply for the scholarship, you must submit your application before May 27th, 2022.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to students from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related topic.

After completion of the degree, the students are required to return to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countries’ social and economic development.

Degree Level:

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is available to undertake Masters’s level programs at Japan Universities, USA Universities, and Africa Universities.

Available Subjects:

The following subject is available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Multi-Subject
  • Development Related Topics

JJWBGSP offers scholarships for Participating Programs at universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.

Scholarship Benefits:

A JJWBGSP scholarship provides

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  • tuition fee
  • a monthly living stipend
  • round-trip airfare
  • health insurance
  • travel allowance.

Eligible Nationalities:

Students from world bank member developing countries are eligible.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Arab Rep, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haití, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia,

Eligibility Criteria:

Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in that call’s Application Guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.

Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years before the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full-time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline.
  • Please see FAQs on how to count qualified part-time employment toward this 3-year requirement. Please see Annex 2 of the Application Guidelines for a suggested list of development-related topics.
  • The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that is on the list of Fragile and Conflict States featured in Annex 3 of the Application Guidelines. In these exceptional cases, we do take into consideration the limited employment opportunities in those countries listed in Annex 3.
  • On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made. Eligibility criteria WILL NOT change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship, you must first apply and be unconditionally accepted for admission to at least one of the Participating Programs. In your application, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD AN UNCONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE from a participating master’s degree program. Applications are done online once the scholarship opens. 2 application windows are depending on the participating program:

It is important to visit the Application Guidelines official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

   
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