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The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program in 2020 – Fully Funded Scholarship!

Introduction.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is now accepting applications from international students who live in developing countries and have relevant professional experience in supporting the development efforts of their countries. This scholarship program is open only to students who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related topic.

The scholarship program is offering a total of 30 preferred programs that span across a wide array of development topics. This includes economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. In addition, students who get accepted in the scholarship program and benefit from the funds are required to return to their home countries after earning their degrees.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Benefits:

Students from developing countries who get accepted in this fully-funded scholarship program will be the recipients to 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 the allowance varies depending on the host country.

We want to highlight that all Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate scholarships cover the entire duration of the graduate program.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 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 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 located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.
  • 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.
  • Open Regions: Developing Countries.

Official Letter and Deadline

The deadline is April 23, 2020. This is only a couple of weeks away and we are advising all interested students to CLICK HERE and access the official website where they can submit their online applications as soon as possible.

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