Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program for Students of Developing Countries, 2013/14
World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan offers Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program(JJ/WBGSP) for nationals of a World Bank member countries. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and born after March 31, 1973. Eligible applications are assessed according to academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. The scholarship covers airfare, travel allowance, tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance. The Program does not support studies in the applicant’s home country. Applications should be submitted online by March 31, 2013.
Study Subject(s): Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development and related subject.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing Masters degree level.
Scholarship Provider: World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan
Scholarship can be taken at: Member countries of the Bank.
Eligibility: To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must:
-Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.
-Be born after March 31, 1973.
-Have, by March 31, 2013,
-at least 2, preferably 4 to 5, years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country.
-Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
-Be in good health.
-Be of good character.
-Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.
-Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year.
-Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, or relative of the aforementioned.
-Applicants should submit evidence of current unconditional admission to at least one development-related university master’s degree program. Applicants are encouraged to apply to one of the Preferred Universities.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of World Bank member country can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, established the World Bank Graduate Scholarship program for graduate studies in subjects related to economic development. Each year, the program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at renowned universities throughout member countries of the Bank.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award(s): The awards are given for one year and, provided that the academic program is longer than one year, may be renewed for a second consecutive year or a portion thereof, subject to satisfactory academic performance in the first year and the availability of funds. There is an absolute two year maximum limit on JJ/WBGSP awards.
What does it cover? The scholarship provides benefits for the recipient only, covering: economy class air travel between the home country and the host university at the start of the study program and one return journey following the end of the overall scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, scholars receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip; tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance usually obtained through the university; a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books.
Selection Criteria: Eligible applications are assessed according to three main factors: academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. To the extent permitted by Program requirements and selection standards, the JJ/WBGSP:
-seeks to maintain a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards and gives priority to applicants from low-income countries
-supports promising female candidates
-gives priority to those candidates who, other things equal, have limited financial resources.
Notification: Applicants will be notified of results by the end of July 2013.
How to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. Applications can also be sent by post.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application together with all supporting documentation must be received in the Scholarship Program Office by the deadline of March 31, 2013.
Note: The application form for the 2013 cycle will be online soon.
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