The 2014 Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open for applications from prospective qualified graduate students from Developing countries for the 2014-2015 academic session.
The JJ/WBG Scholarship is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They help governments in developing countries reduce poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects—such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms, and for many other purposes.
Worth of Award: Not stated, but successful applicants will be notified.
- For developing country applicants: To apply for the JJ/WBGSP scholarship you must be a developing country national working in the public sector, or in a development related job, and have between 3 years and 20 years of full time, paid, work experience, with at least 3 recent years of work related to development of your country.
- Most importantly, you must commit to returning home to your country on graduation in order to use your enhanced knowledge and skills towards your community’s, country’s or region’s development. Those receiving a scholarship are barred from working at the World Bank Group for three years following graduation from the preferred masters program.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Central African Rep.
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Congo, Rep. of
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Iran, Islamic Rep. of
Kosovo, Republic of
- Lao People’s D.R.
- Macedonia, FYR of
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
St. Kitts and Nevis
St.Vincent & the Grenadines
Syrian Arab Republic
Trinidad & Tobago
Venezuela, Rep. Bol. de
- West Bank and Gaza
- Yemen, Republic of
How to Apply
There are two ways citizens of developing countries can apply for this scholarship:
- For scholarships to one of their partner masters programs, please first apply to at least one of their partner university masters programs. The university will send the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat a short list of eligible candidates that have been accepted by the partner program, and the JJ/WBGSP Steering Committee will award scholarships to a subset of the short-listed applicants.
- For scholarships to one of their preferred masters programs, you need to apply to the university to get accepted into the program and also apply directly to JJ/WBGSP for the scholarship.
To begin the web-based application process for a scholarship to one of their preferred masters programs, it is recommended that you:
- Review the Application Guidelines and FAQs posted below. Please note that they will be accepting applications only in English or in the language of the preferred master program you would attend.
- Log-into the Web-based Application using the link below to create an online application. Refer to Accessing the Online Application document as needed.
- Inquiries regarding JJWBGSP or the application process can be sent to: [email protected]
Deadline: The deadline for JJ/WBGSP scholarship applications for the academic year 2014-15 is March 27, 2014, 12 noon EST.