Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship is a fully funded graduate (masters) scholarship award for foreign students. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship will fund the entire tuition expenses, housing, economy class flight cost and monthly living allowance.

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarshipis accessible to women and men from developing countries, individuals with significant professional experience and a history of making impacts in their nations’ growth, and are aiming to embark on a master degree program in a development-related topic.

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarshipprovides scholarship awards to beyond 200 Preferred Programs covering a broad variety of development topics and 14 Partner Programs at U.S., African and Japanese universities in crucial development areas, as well as economic policy management, infrastructure and management tax policy. An individual is not eligible for a Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarshipif they are not enrolled to one of the programs. Developing country applicants are expected to go back to their home country to utilize their new knowledge, and add to the cultural and economic growth of their countries after graduating.

Scholarship Summary                   

  • Study Level: Masters
  • Institution(s): Newcastle University
  • Country/ies: U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan
  • Fields of Study: Click here to find the available PhD opportunities
  • Duration of Program: 2 years
  • Deadline: May 21, 2021

Benefits of Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarshipprovides the beneficiary with the benefits below:

  • Economy class flight trip between your country home and the host university at the beginning of recipient’s study program and instantly following the end of the scholarship duration. Additionally, recipient’s will get a US $500 travel stipend for every trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus at the period the scholarship duration, a monthly subsistence stipend to fund all living costs (housing, meals, etc., as well as books). The allowance amount differs depending on the host country.

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N.B: All Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship cover the period of the graduate program. The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship does not fund:

  • Costs of VISA application(s)
  • Costs of coming along with a family member;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Courses that do not satisfy the minimum credits needed to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not is not offered by the program;
  • Other travels at the period of the study program;
  • Costs associated to research, additional educational items, field trips, partaking in workshops/conferences, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

Eligibility for Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship

To be qualified for Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship, candidates must satisfy the requirement below:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: All countries in the world
  • Not possess double citizenship of any developed nation;
  • Be in good health;
  • Possess a Bachelor’s (or equal) degree attained at least 3 years before the Application Deadline date;
  • Possess 3 years or more of latest development-related work experience after attaining a Bachelor’s (or equal) degree;
  • Be in employment in development-related work in a rewarded full- time role at the moment of submitting the scholarship application.  The only exclusion to this standard is for developing nation nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to candidates in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
  • On or before the Application closing date, be enrolled unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic session to at least one of the program’s chosen university master’s programs and situated outside of the candidate’s nations of citizenship and nation of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications open. The admission letter must be uploaded before application submission.
  • Applicants should 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 above-mentioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Half-sister, Son, Daughter, Half-brother, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew;

N.B: All eligibility requirements are stringently followed. No exemptions are made. Eligibility requirement will not change at the time of an open call for applications. Nevertheless, this detail is dependent on change between the close of one application process and the opening of the subsequent.

How to Apply for Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship

To avail Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarshipfollow the following guidelines:

  • Applicant must apply first to get admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). Questions on how to submit an application for admission to a partner program should be submitted to the relevant university.
  • Generate an account on the scholarship website from here.

To inquire further about Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship, please visit Official Website.