Study in Japan: Joint Japan/World Bank 2023 Graduate Scholarship for Developing Countries

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 The Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is a scheme aimed at supporting men and women from developing nations who wish to undertake a postgraduate degree in a development-related field.

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The JJ/WBGSP offers scholarship opportunities for about 26 participating programs at universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be citizens of a World Bank member developing country and should not hold a dual citizenship of a developed country.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent obtained at least 3 years prior to the application deadline date.
  • Applicants must possess 3 years or more recent development-related experience after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Must be in good health
  • Applicants must have been offered an unconditional admission to enrol in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJ/WBGSP Preferred or Partner Master’s Degree Programs.
SEE ALSO: Dalian University of Technology (DUT) 2023 Chinese Government Scholarship-High Level Postgraduate Program

Benefits of Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship

  • 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.

Selection Process

The JJ/WBGSP uses the following process to review eligible scholarship applications from developing country nationals, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.

Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:

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  1. Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
  2. Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
  3. Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
  4. Quality of Education Background (10% weight)
SEE ALSO: Study in Japan: University of Tsukuba (PEP) Scholarships 2023/2024

The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:

  • Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards
  • Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender
  • Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;
  • Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.

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