The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programe 2023–2025 is now accepting applications. The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGSP) is open to nationals of specific developing nations who are submitting applications to master’s degree programs in development-related fields and who have relevant professional experience as well as a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.
Depending on financing, JJWBGSP grants scholarships for 45 participating Master’s Programs at 27 universities in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in important development fields such as infrastructure management, economic policy management, and tax policy.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023
- University or Organization: Japan/World Bank
- Department: All
- Course Level: Master
- Award: Fully-Funded
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: N/A
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in Japan.
Benefits of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship offers the following advantages to the recipient:
Airfare in economy class between your home nation and the host university at the beginning of your study program and soon after the scholarship period is over. Scholars will also get a $500 travel stipend per trip, tuition for their graduate degree, and the price of basic health insurance bought through the university, in addition to the two-way plane airfare.
During the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence grant to cover all living costs is provided while in school (accommodations, food, etc., including books). Depending on the host nation, the allowance varies in size.
Eligibility for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme
- Be a citizen of one of the developing nations on this list that is a World Bank member;
Not possess dual citizenship with any advanced nation;
- Possess a Bachelor’s (or comparable) degree that was acquired at least three years before the application deadline;
- Possess a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree and three years or more of recent job experience in the development sector;
- Be working in a paid, full-time position doing development-related work at the time you submit your scholarship application. possess a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) that you earned no more than 3 years ago and that you obtained no more than 6 years prior to the application deadline.
- Be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the following academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs that are situated outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time of the call for scholarship applications opens on or before the scholarship application deadline date. Before submitting your application, you must upload the letter of admission.
- The phrase “near related” is defined as Mother, Father, Sister, Half-Sister, Brother, Half-Brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew. You also cannot be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, or staff of any sort of appointment of the World Bank Group.
Choice Process for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme
- The JJ/WBGSP employs the following procedure to evaluate qualifying scholarship applications from citizens of poor countries with the goal of selecting the applicants with the greatest potential to have an impact on their countries’ development after completing their graduate studies.
- Each eligible application is evaluated independently by two competent assessors, who then rate each application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four key elements and the degree of interdependence between them:
- Professional Experience Quality (30% weight)
- Professional Recommendation Quality (Weight: 30%)
- Quality of Your Home Country Commitment (30% weight)
- Background education level quality (10% weight)
The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat chooses the finalists based on the following criteria and the average score of the two assessors:
- Maintaining an awards program with a somewhat diverse regional distribution.
- Maintaining a fair distribution of prizes among the sexes.
- When evaluating the employment history and other parts of an application, take into account unusual situations or hardships.
- Awards of scholarships to applicants who, other things being equal, have little recourse to funding for graduate study abroad
How to Apply