The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023 is an open-ended, four-year program that provides bachelor's and post-doctorate students with a graduate fellowship to assist them in their research or teaching pursuits. In the past, JBank has provided undergraduate students with work experience internships. The program aims to provide students with hands-on training while they are in school so that they can apply what they have learned in their academic careers toward advancing the development goals of the bank and the world.

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023

The Japan World Bank (JWB) Graduate Scholarship Program was established in 1973 to encourage the growth of world-class teaching and research institutions in developing countries. This program, administered by the JWB, provides financial support for students from developing countries who plan to attend graduate school in Japan or work at a JWB-accredited institution. The program is also available for students studying abroad and wishing to return to their home country to practice medicine or other medical fields. The scholarship is open to all students regardless of their financial background and nationality. To qualify for a JWB Graduate Scholarship, applicants must: • Have graduated from a high school or equivalent educational institution in a low-income country and have completed secondary education • Have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university located outside Japan with an accredited degree program • Have obtained a bachelor’s degree with at least three years of relevant postgraduate academic experience.

Continue your studies at partnering colleges in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan. Excellent news! The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is presently accepting applications. This post will explore this scholarship program, its perks, and the application procedure.

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023-2025 provides international students with a fully supported master's degree. The JJ/WBGSP scholarship will cover tuition, housing, economy-class air travel, and a monthly living stipend.

WBGSP is open to women and men from developing nations with relevant professional experience and a history of contributing to their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master's degree program in a development-related topic.

JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 26 Participating Programs at universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. You are only eligible for a JJWBGSP Scholarship if you are admitted to one of these programs. After graduating, from a developing nation, students are committed to moving to their home country to use their new abilities and add to their nations' cultural and economic development.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters
  • Institution(s): Newcastle University
  • Study in: U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Click here to find the available masters opportunities
  • Program Period: 2 years
  • Deadline:

Scholarship Coverage

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of assistance varies depending on the host country.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover the following:

  • VISA application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and support a scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  • Additional travel during the study program;
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

Eligibility Criteria for Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

To be eligible for The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program – JJWBGSP, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least three years before the Application Deadline date;
  • Have three years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full-time position when submitting the scholarship application.  The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated Fragile and Conflict States list provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
  • On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications open. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application.
  • Not be an Executive Director, their alternate, and staff of any appointment 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.

How to Apply for The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program?

Please follow the following steps to avail of this scholarship:

  • You must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). Inquiries on submitting an admissions application to a partner program should be forwarded to the respective university.
  • Create an account on the scholarship website from here.

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