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Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2020-2021

Scholarship Description:

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open for WorldBank Member Developing Countries . The scholarship allows Masters level programm(s) in the field of Multi Subject, Development Related Topics taught at Japan Universities, USA Universities, Africa Universities See the list in detail description. The deadline of the scholarship is 23 April. In case you missed this year’s deadline no need to worry the joint japan world bank graduate scholarship program is an annual scholarship program.

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

Degree Level:

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

Available Subjects:

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

  • Multi Subject
  • Development Related Topics

Subject to available funding, Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program offers scholarships for over 200 see list of programs (.xlsx 49 KB) spanning a wide array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs (.xlsx 15 KB)  at universities in U.S., Africa and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. If you are not admitted to one of these programs you are not eligible for a Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program.

Eligible Nationalities:

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,

Scholarship Benefits:

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides

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

You can see a detailed list of benefits.

Eligibility Criteria:

Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals must:

  • 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 scholarship 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 scholarships.
  • 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 Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 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 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:

Applicants can apply for scholarships to both Preferred and Partner Programs. The process to apply to a Preferred Program and to a Partner Program differs:

See our Announcements posted on the right side of this website for upcoming calls for scholarship applications for developing country nationals to study at one of our partner master programs, as these calls are announced on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year.

Those seeking a Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Partner Program scholarship (.xlsx 15 KB) must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Master’s Degree Program(s). Announcements from a Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Partner Program on when to apply for admission to their program is often posted on the right-side margin of this website. Inquiries on how to submit an admission application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.

After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJWBGSP Secretariat to apply for a Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program scholarship. View the complete list of Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Partner (.xlsx 15 KB) master degrees offered.

ATTENTION:  The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship to our Preferred Programs is now open until the deadline of April 11 , 2019. Guidance for this call for applications, including this call’s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet; and the selection process are provided  in the Application GuidelinesFAQs (updated march 26, 2019), and the complete list of Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Preferred (.xlsx 49 KB) Master Degrees currently offered.  Please read these documents before starting your application.

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 learn how access and navigate the online application.

Scholarship Benefits

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • 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.

Please note all Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:

  • VISA application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  • Additional travel during the course of the study program;
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open for WorldBank Member Developing Countries . The scholarship allows Masters level programm(s) in the field of Multi Subject, Development Related Topics taught at Japan Universities, USA Universities, Africa Universities See the list in detail description. The deadline of the scholarship is 23 April (Annual).

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

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