Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Date: 2016 Feb 29

Brief Description

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) sponsors students from developing countries to pursue graduate studies leading to a master’s degree from preferred and partner universities around the world. Scholars are expected to return home to contribute to the development of their country.

Host Institution(s):

See the list of JJ/WBGSP preferred university masters programs offered for AY 2015-2016 and the list of JJ/WBGSP partner masters programs.

Field(s) of study:

See the list of JJ/WBGSP preferred university masters programs offered for AY 2015-2016 and the list of JJ/WBGSP partner masters programs.

Target group:

Citizens of eligible developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship provides travel costs between your home country and the host university, tuition for your graduate program, the cost of basic medical insurance, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books.

Application instructions:

The announcement of the call for applications for JJWBGSP will be posted at the official website by 15 January 2016. DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRY UNTIL THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE. For scholarships to one of the 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. The deadline for JJ/WBGSP scholarship applications for the academic year 2015-16 is 19 March 2015, 12 noon EST. For scholarships to one of the partner masters programs, please first apply to at least one of the 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. It is important to read the 2015 application guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website/Links:

Official Scholarship Website: http://go.worldbank.org/VV63X70UQ0