- Master’s degree
- PhD degree
Field of study: Architecture and town planning, Arts and Humanities, Business administration and management, Communication, Education and Teacher Training, Engineering, Environmental Science, Fine and applied arts, Law, Mathematics and computer science, Medical and health sciences, Natural sciences, Service, Tourism and Leisure, Social and behavioural sciences, Transport and communications
To be eligible for receiving a scholarship under JJ/WBGSP, the student must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Be a national of a Bank member borrowing country.
- Be under the age of 45, and generally under 35.
- Have at least two (2) years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
- Be in good health.
- Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.
- Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one (1) year at the time of applying.
- Executive Directors, their alternates, staff of the World Bank Group (the Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes) and close relatives of the aforementioned are excluded from consideration.
Value and purpose of grant: The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides annual awards to cover the cost of completing a master’s degree or its equivalent. The amount of scholarship may vary depending upon the host country and the tuition charged by the host university. In recent years the annual value of a scholarship has averaged around US$30,000.The scholarship provides benefits for the recipient only, covering: economy class air travel between the home country and the host university at the start of the study program and one return journey following the end of the overall scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, scholars receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip; tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance usually obtained through the university; a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books.
Grant award period: 1 year; provided that the academic program is longer than one year, it may be renewed for a second consecutive year or a portion thereof.
Closing date: Every January of the year in question, e.g. January 2014 for the selection year 2014
Grant provider: Government of Japan and World Bank
Hard copies of completed applications and relevant documents should be sent to:
The World Bank
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
1818 H Street, NW – MSN J2-204
Washington, DC 20433
Or apply online by completing an on-line Application Form. Applications sent by fax or e-mail are not accepted.
Applications must include:
- application form
- two professional and two academic recommendation letters
- evidence of current unconditional admission (copy of formal admission letter) to at least one development-related university master’s degree program and proof of application to another university located in any World Bank member country except the applicant’s country. Preference is given to applicants with more than one admission.
- copy of passport or birth certificate
- certified copy of diploma (at least a BA degree) and transcripts
- proposal for a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, public administration, finance, planning, health, population, agriculture, infrastructure, information systems and aquatic resources (provided that the focus of study is on public policy aspects of these fields), environment and natural resource management, education, and other development-related subjects.
The Program does not support:
- legal studies such as JD, LLM or SJD unless related to human rights, or environment.
- applicants for MBA, nor applicants for M.Phil. or Ph.D. candidates.
- applicants who already hold a graduate degree from an industrialized country.
- applicants who received their undergraduate degree from an industrialized country, unless they spent three years in their home country or another developing country.
- permanent residents or nationals of industrialized countries.
- those with refugee or asylum status.
For students from the following eligible countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua And Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Conch Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Poland, Polynesia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, S.Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls., Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome And Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad And Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks And Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Wallis And Futuna Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Last update: 09 January 2013