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.
* Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
* 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.
* 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.
Number of Awards: Several
Value of the Program: Covers the cost of completing a master’s degree or its equivalent:
* economy class air travel between the home country and the host university at the start of the study program and one return journey following the end of the overall scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, scholars receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
* tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance usually obtained through the university;
* a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books.
Duration: A maximum duration of two years.
How to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the online application form available in English, French, or Spanish.
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