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.

 Eligibility

  • 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.

Eligible Countries:

  • 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, Dem. Rep. of
    Congo, Rep. of
    Costa Rica
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Croatia
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
    Egypt, Arab Rep.
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
    Gambia, The
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
  • Haití
    Honduras
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran, Islamic Rep. of
    Iraq
  • Jamaica
    Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Kosovo, Republic of
    Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s D.R.
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
  • Macedonia, FYR of
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mali
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mexico
    Micronesia, F.S.
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Myanmar
  • Namibia
    Nepal
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
  • Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
  • Romania
    Russian Federation

    Rwanda
  • Samoa
    São Tomé and Principe
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Seychelles
    Sierra Leone
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    Sri Lanka
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St.Vincent & the Grenadines
    Sudan
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Syrian Arab Republic
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Timor-Leste
    Togo
    Tonga
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
  • Uganda
    Ukraine
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
    Venezuela, Rep. Bol. de
    Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen, Republic of
  • Zambia
    Zimbabwe

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.

Click here for more details and to apply online

 Click here to view the list of preferred universities and programmes

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