Joint Japan World Bank Graduate (JJ/WBG) Scholarships for Developing Country Nationals

All scholarship winners for the 2015 call of applicants from developing countries and Japanese Nationals have been informed. Due to the large volume of applications we do not reply to individual inquiries regarding applicants who have not been awarded a scholarship. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

GENERAL INFORAMATION

To apply for this JJ/WBGSP scholarship you must be a developing country national, not be a dual citizen of any developed country, hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) earned before 2012, and have at least 3 years of development-related experience since earning a Bachelor’s degree. Most importantly, you must commit to returning home to your country on graduation in order to use your enhanced knowledge and skills towards your community’s, country’s or region’s development.Those receiving a scholarship are barred from working at the World Bank Group for three years following graduation from the preferred masters program.  A complete list of eligibility requirements is available when a call for applications is open.

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There are two ways citizens of developing countries can apply for this scholarship:

  1. For scholarships to one of our partner masters programs, applicants must first apply to at least one of our partner university masters programs. The university will send the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat a short list of eligible candidates that have been accepted by the partner program, and the JJ/WBGSP Steering Committee will award scholarships to a subset of the short-listed applicants.
  1. For scholarships to one of our preferred masters programs, you need to apply to the university to get accepted into the program and also apply directly to JJ/WBGSP for the scholarship.The deadline for JJ/WBGSP scholarship applications to preferred university masters programs for the academic year 2015-16 is closed.  Any subsequent call for applications will not be before January 2016.

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