The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) opens for applications for prospective male and female students from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.
These students must be applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related topic. JJWBGSP offers scholarships in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP) Since 1987, JJWBGSP has enabled more than 6,000 mid-career professionals from developing countries and Japan to complete graduate degrees in development-related fields. On an annual basis, the Government of Japan solely funds the JJWBGSP.

Worth of Award

  • A Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.
  •  After earning their degree, developing country scholars commit to return to home to use their new skills to contribute to their countries’ social and economic development.

Eligibility 

Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals applying for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship must:

JJWBGSP scholarships for developing country nationals are not available for any other master degree program.
  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least three years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have three years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJWBGSP Preferred or Partner Masters degree Programs;
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments 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.

Eligible courses

  • MSc Economics and Finance for Development
  • MA in International Development Management
  • MSc Project Planning and Management

How to Apply

Please see the World Bank website for details.

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:

  • Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Partner Program scholarship must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Master’s Degree Program(s).

After identifying those admitted to their academic program, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of JJWBGSP-eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJWBGSP Secretariat to apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship.

  • Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Preferred Program scholarship must apply directly and be admitted unconditionally to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) before submitting a JJWBGSP scholarship through an open call typically announced within the first two months of a calendar year.

Deadline: Applications close on April 23, 2020.

 

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