Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program 2013/14

Deadline: 31 March 2013
Open to: Nationals of a World Bank member countries with a minimum Bachelor degree
Scholarship: Covers full travel expenses, tuition and insurance+monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses

Description

World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan offers Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program(JJ/WBGSP) for nationals of a World Bank member countries. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and born after March 31, 1973. Eligible applications are assessed according to academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. The scholarship covers airfare, travel allowance, tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance. The Program does not support studies in the applicant’s home country.

Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development and related subject.

Eligibility

To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.
  • Be born after March 31, 1973.
  • Have, by March 31, 2013, at least 2, preferably 4 to 5, years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Be in good health.
  • Be of good character.
  • Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.
  • Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year at the time of application.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, or relative of the aforementioned.

Program of study

  • Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development‑related subject.
  • The proposed program of study should start during the academic year 2013/2014 for a maximum duration of two years. The JJ/WBGSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled (i.e., taking classes) in graduate degree programs.
  • Applicants should submit evidence of current unconditional admission to at least one development-related university master’s degree program. Applicants are encouraged to apply to one of the Preferred Universities.
  • The Program does not support studies in the applicant’s home country.
  • The Program does not support applicants for MBA, MDs, M.Phil. or Ph.D. degrees.
  • The Program does not support legal studies such as J.D., L.L.M. or S.J.D. except for L.L.M.’s related to human rights, environment, or good governance.

Scholarship

The scholarship provides benefits for the recipient only, covering: 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.

How to apply

The application form together with ALL supporting documentation must be received in the Scholarship Program Office by the deadline of March 31, 2013. Applicants should make the necessary provision to ensure receipt of their application package before the deadline. The program Secretariat is not responsible for any possible delay in mail delivery. Applications sent by fax or email are not accepted!

Paper copies of completed applications and all required supporting documents should be sent to:

The World Bank
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
1818 H Street, NW – MSN J4-402
Washington, DC 20433
USA

It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit the application along with ALL supporting documentation including an admission letter to a master’s degree program in ONE PACKAGE.

Selection criteria

Eligible applications are assessed according to three main factors: academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. Priority is given to candidates from the public sector with a high potential to impact the development in their own countries after completion of their studies. To the extent permitted by Program requirements and selection standards, the JJ/WBGSP:

  • seeks to maintain a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards and gives priority to applicants from low-income countries
  • supports promising female candidates
  • gives priority to those candidates who, other things equal, have limited financial resources

Special conditions

  • In accepting the JJ/WBGSP scholarship, candidates commit themselves to return to and work in their home countries after completion of their studies.
  • In accepting this scholarship, candidates consent to the employment restriction policy of the JJ/WBGSP and acknowledge that they will not be able to work at the World Bank Group or IMF for three years after completion of their academic program.

More information can be obtained from this link.

17 thoughts on “Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program 2013/14

  1. I have secured unconditional admission for MSc Economic Policy and Analysis 2014/2015 AY with Westminster University which is not among the preferred universities and yet I would like to be assisted using this program. Is it okay for me to apply for this scholarship since I qualify for it basing on all other criteria? I would like also to be educated on any other suggested sources that can support comprehensively like this one.

    1. Dear Fred,

      Please note that Mladiinfo is only sharing the information and is not involved in the processes of organization or admission. It's best that you direct your questions and concerns to the responsible contact persons from the institutions; these contacts are usually available at the official websites of the university/institution.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Gabriel,
      Unfortunately we don't have that information. You could try contacting World Bank or the Government of Japan, since they are the organizers.
      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  2. Sir/Madam,
    I want a Admission for “Fellowship” as well as in Your Concerned Year 2014 World Bank/Japan with my persuing education Basic Course(CDRMF) 27th May to 5th July 2013 & Specialized Course(Risk Analysis) Dated 16th September to 11th October 2013 completion Online Course Training NIDM( India) & GFDRR(World Bank)
    Copy to,
    Mr. ARVIND ANKUSHJI BINZADE,AT.GULABTOLA,PO.LAKHEGAON,TAH.TIRORA, DISTT.GONDIA,STATE;MAHARASHTRA,COUNTRY.INDIA.
    Mobile No. for further detailes contact 07507137093 with my Email ID;[email protected]
    More Checked My Bio-Data; M/ O Home Affairs New Delhi(India) & World Bank America(Washington)
    Thanking You.

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