The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is accepting applications from international students from developing countries who are pursuing a masters degree.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

About the Scholalrship:

  • Application Deadline: 12 April, 2018
  • Host Institutions/Programs of study: The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs (.xlsx 49 KB) spanning a wide array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs (.xlsx 15 KB)  at universities in U.S., Africa and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree.
  • Scholarship Award: The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance. Please note all The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK
  • Scholarship Sponsors – Japan Gov/World Bank

See also Humber College Scholarships for International Students 2018 

Eligible Countries: Developing country nationals

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application.  The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States 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 and located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications open.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of 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.

Application Procedure:

  • For scholarships to one of the preferred master’s programs, you must first apply and be unconditionally accepted for admissions to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) to be considered for a Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program scholarship.  To apply, you must follow the 2018 JJ/WBGSP Application Guidelines. The call for applications is open from 22 February to 12 April 2018. 
  • For scholarships to one of the partner master’s programs, you must apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Secretariat to apply for a Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program scholarship.  Inquiries on how to submit an admissions application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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