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The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program in 2020 (Fully-Funded)


Deadline: 23 Apr,2020    Next term Starts:: 10 Nov,2020



The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is now accepting applications from international students who live in developing countries and have relevant professional experience in supporting the development efforts of their countries. This scholarship program is open only to students who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related topic.

The scholarship program is offering a total of 30 preferred programs that span across a wide array of development topics. This includes economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. In addition, students who get accepted in the scholarship program and benefit from the funds are required to return to their home countries after earning their degrees.

Eligibility and criteria

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list
  • 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.
  • Open Regions: Developing Countries

Awards and benefits

Students from developing countries who get accepted in this fully-funded scholarship program will be the recipients to 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.

How To Apply

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