Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program in 2022

If you are interested to study with the Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, then this is the right place to get authentic information with the step-by-step application process. International students are encouraged to apply for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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’s degree program in a development-related topic.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters Degree
  • Institution(s): Japan Gov’t/World Bank
  • Study in: Selected Countries (USA, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan )
  • Courses Offered: All courses offered by the university.
  • Program Period: Two years
  • Deadline: 28 Feb 2022 / 27 May 2022

Scholarship Benefits

A Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

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

Host Institutions/Programs of study:

JJWBGSP offers scholarships for Participating Programs at universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan. 

Target group:

Developing country nationals of World Bank Member Countries

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship:

• Be a national of a World Bank member 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. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline.

• 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 participating 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.

• 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.

How to Apply

To be considered for a Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship, you must first apply and be unconditionally accepted for admissions to at least one of the Participating Programs. In your application, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD AN UNCONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE from a participating master’s degree program. Applications are done online once the scholarship opens. There are 2 application windows depending on the participating program:

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

Website of Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship

To know more about the scholarship, please visit the official website.

Official Website

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