Study at participating universities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan. good news! Applications for the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program are currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship program, its benefits, and the step-by-step application process. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023-2024
The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024-2026 is a fully funded Masters Scholarship for international students. The JJ/WBGSP scholarship will cover full tuition fees, accommodation, economy-class air travel, and a monthly living stipend. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023-2024
The WBGSP is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of contributing to their countries’ development efforts who are applying for a master’s degree program in a development-related subject. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023-2024
The JJWBGSP offers scholarships to 26 participating programs at universities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. You are not eligible for the JJWBGSP Scholarship if you have not been admitted to one of these programs. Students from developing nations are determined to return to their home countries after graduation to use their fresh talents and contribute to the cultural and economic development of their nations.
Level of Study: Masters
Institution(s): University of Newcastle
Study in: US, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan
Opportunities Focus Areas: Click here to find available Masters opportunities.
Program Duration: 2 years
Application Window #1: January 16 through February 28, 2024, by noon Washington time.
Application Window #2: March 27 to May 26, 2024, by noon Washington time.
Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately after the end of the scholarship period. In addition to round-trip air travel, scholars will receive a travel allowance of US$500 for each trip.
A monthly allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodation, food, etc., including books) while on campus during the scholarship period. The allowance amount varies depending on the host country.
The JJ/WBGSP Scholarship does not cover:
Visa application costs
Expenses for bringing and/or supporting the Scholar’s family members;
extracurricular courses or training;
Courses that do not meet the minimum number of credits required to obtain a graduate degree;
Language training not provided through a graduate program;
Additional travel during the study program;
Expenses related to research, supplemental educational materials, participation in field trips, workshops/seminars, or internships; or
Educational equipment such as computers.
Residence permit fee
Required Languages: English
Eligible countries: All global countries
Be in good health;
Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree obtained at least 3 years prior to the application deadline;
3 years or more of recent developmental work experience after obtaining a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree.
Be employed in a paid full-time position in development-related work at the time of submitting the scholarship application. The only exception to this criterion is for nationals of a developing country that will be included in the updated list of fragile and conflict-affected states provided to applicants for each call for scholarships.
Be admitted unconditionally (apart from funding) for the upcoming academic year in one of JJ/WBGSP’s preferred university master’s programs and the applicant’s citizenship, on or before the scholarship application deadline. Be enrolled in the country of origin and outside the country of residence. Scholarship Applications Opening Time Admission letter must be uploaded before submitting your application.
How to Apply