Scholarship Name: Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme – JJ/WBGSP
The government of Japan and the World Bank is offering the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme for Masters Degree in 2013/2014
Accepted Subject Areas?
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‑related subject.
The World Bank and the Government of Japan, through the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, offer scholarships for Masters Degree to postgraduate students from developing countries. It is anticipated that scholars would return to their countries to apply their enhanced knowledge and skills towards helping accelerate the pace of economic and social development.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified
Scholarship Type: Masters Scholarship for developing world bank member countries
By what Criteria is Selection Made?
Eligible applications are assessed according to three main factors: academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. Priority is given to candidates from the public sector with a high potential to impact the development in their own countries after completion of their studies
Who is eligible to apply?
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.
How Many Scholarships are available? Several
What are the Scholarship benefits?
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides annual awards to cover the cost of completing a master’s degree or its equivalent. 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.
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.
How long will sponsorship last?
The proposed program of study should start during the academic year 2013/2014 for a maximum duration of two years.
Developing countries eligible to borrow from the World Bank
To be taken at (country): One of the preferred university (see link below)
The application together with ALL supporting documentation must be received in the Scholarship Program Office by the deadline of March 31, 2013
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the on-line application form available in English, French, or Spanish
If applicants are unable to apply on line, pdf files can be downloaded from this website
Please note that applicants are encouraged to seek admissions in institutions listed in the website under Preferred Universities 2013-2014.
Paper copies of completed applications and all required supporting documents should be sent to:
The World Bank
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
1818 H Street, NW – MSN J4-402
Washington, DC 20433
The Government of Japan and the World Bank
Applicants will be notified of results by the end of July 2013
Applicants interested in applying for one of the Partnership Programs must apply directly to the partner university.
Applicants should submit evidence of current unconditional admission to at least one development-related university master’s degree program.