Applications are invited for Japan-IMF Scholarships Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) from Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Selected scholars must attend a 2-day orientation program at the IMF in Washington D.C., shortly before they begin studies at their respective university.
JISP’s goal is supporting Japanese scholars during their doctoral studies in macroeconomics and helping them become applied macroeconomists at the IMF.
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The Japan-IMF Scholarships Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) is financed by the government of Japan and administered by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development with assistance from the Institute of International Education (IIE) and International Education Blueprint (IEB) in Japan.
The candidate should have a very good command of the English language.
- Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
- Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue a PhD program at a university outside of Japan.
- Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of macroeconomics.
- Award: The JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study including:
- Full university tuition and fees;
- Medical insurance;
- Annual book allowance and monthly living allowance;
- Selected travel expenses; and
- Paid summer internship.
To cover the remaining years of study, JISP scholars are expected to secure another source of funding, usually through Research or Teaching Assistantship at their university.
- Number of Awards: Up to seven opportunities are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement.
- Nationality: Japanese citizens
- The award can be taken in the Abroad
- Eligible Countries: Japanese citizens are eligible to apply for these endowments program.
- Entrance Requirements: To be eligible, an applicant must be:
- A Japanese citizen.
- Able to obtain a Ph.D. by age 34.
- Studying at, or applying to, a Ph.D. program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Only universities with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics are eligible.
- Entering the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of the Ph.D. program.
- English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of the English language.
How to Apply: The application is available online at www.iie.org/jisp. It must be completed in English and include the following:
- A personal statement focusing on the applicant’s background, career goals, and interest in working as an IMF economist;
- A complete university transcript for the applicant’s prior studies and, if already a graduate student, a current university transcript;
- GRE and TOEFL or IELTS scores;
- A copy of one application to a Ph.D. program; and
- Two reference letters.
The deadline for receipt of applications is December 31, 2019.
The studentships are awarded in the spring, for studies starting in the fall of that same year. Candidates must apply directly to universities for admission.
Please note that no exceptions can be made regarding the scholar’s nationality, university location, or field of study.