There’s good news! The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is presently accepting applications. Study at participating universities in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.
We will go through the details of this scholarship programme, its perks, and the application process step by step in this article. A fully financed masters scholarship for international students is available under the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022-2023. The complete tuition fee, housing, economy class air travel, and monthly living stipend will be covered by the JJ/WBGSP scholarship.
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WBGSP is open to women and men from poor countries who are applying to a master’s degree programme in a development-related field and have relevant professional experience and a history of contributing to their countries’ development efforts.
JJWBGSP offers scholarships for more than 200 Preferred Programs covering a wide range of development topics, as well as 14 Partner Programs in key development areas such as economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management, at universities in the United States, Africa, and Japan. If you are not accepted into one of these programmes, you are not eligible for a JJWBGSP Scholarship. After graduation, students from developing countries are determined to returning home to employ their new skills and contribute to their countries’ cultural and economic development.
- 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 PhD opportunities
- Program Period: 2 years
- Deadline: May 21, 2022
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 the allowance 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:
- VISA application(s) costs
- Expenses to bring and/or 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 course of 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 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 and 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, 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; *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 this scholarship:
- You must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). Inquiries on how to submit an admissions application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.
- Create an account on the scholarship website from here.
To know more about The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program–JJWBGSP, please visit Official Website