Applications are invited for Joint Japan/World Bank graduate funding opportunities Program (JJ/WBGSP) from Japan and developing countries students.
To apply for the program, applicants must hold a bachelor degree and must be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow from the World Bank.
The Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) has helped create an international community of development professionals through the Program’s financing of graduate and post-graduate studies.
Through investment in education and developing human resources in the developing world, bank groups promote economic growth and shared prosperity.
- University or Organization: World Bank
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Masters Degree
- Award: Tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: Not known
- Nationality: Developing Country Nationals and for Japan Nationals.
- The award can be taken in: The studentships are available for preferred university masters programs that are listed on the JJ/WBGSP website and that is located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence
- Application Deadline: The next call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship to one of our Preferred Programs is scheduled to open in March 2020.
- Language: English
- Eligible Countries: List of Countries: 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, Dem. Rep. of, Congo, Rep. of, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haití, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, F.S., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe
- Eligible Course or Subjects: The studentships are awarded for studying only at a master program that has been granted “preferred” status by the JJ/WBG Scholarship Program.
- Eligibility Criteria: To apply for the program, applicants must be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow from the World Bank.
- Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
- Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
- Be in good health;
- Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to 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 application. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for programmes .
- On or before the application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP partner or preferred university master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for 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.
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.
How to Apply
- How to apply: Applicants can apply for programmes to both Preferred and Partner Programs. Once you are familiar with the application requirements and processes, click here to apply, and refer to the “Accessing your online application” and “Navigating your online application” to navigate step-by-step the online application. Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Partner Program scholarship (.xlsx 15 KB) must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). Inquiries on how to submit an admissions application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.
- Supporting Documents: To apply you need to submit the following documents: Two recommendation letters, One completed Application Form (which includes an applicant’s agreement to conditions stated on the Signature Page of the Application Form). Applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma, C.V. has written in English, unconditional (except for financing) Letter of Admission for the upcoming academic year to the JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s program.
- Admission Requirements: Before applying for the opportunity applicants need to take admission in JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s programs for the upcoming academic year.
- Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
The winning applicant of the scholarship will receive the following:
- Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
- Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
- While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.