Call for Masters Scholarship Applications from the Developing World
March 26-27, 2014Developing World

The joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGS) invites potential candidates interested in pursuing a Masters program in development studies at a ‘preferred university’ outside their countries to apply for the 2014 scholarship program.

The scholarship covers full tuition and fees, a monthly living stipend, round-trip air tickets and travel allowance.

Upon completion of the program JJ/WBGSP scholars must return to their home country to apply their new skills towards their countries’ social and economic development.

The deadline for applications for the 2014-2015-academic year is March 27, 2014; 12 noon EST. Around 150 awards will be announced in July 2014.

To apply for the JJ/WBGSP scholarship the candidate must be a developing country national working in the public sector or in a development related job. S/he must have a minimum of 3 years (no more than 20 years) of paid full time work experience in their home country or another developing country. 

Selected candidates must commit to returning to their home country after graduation.  The idea is for them to apply the acquired knowledge and skills towards the social and economic development of their countries.  Scholarship recipients cannot work for the World Bank Group for three years following graduation.

Established in 1987 with funding from the Government of Japan, the World Bank Joint Japan Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGS) has helped create an international community of highly trained professionals working in economic and social development through financing of graduate and post-graduate studies. The World Bank administers the Scholarship Program through the World Bank Institute (WBI).

To date, the Program has awarded over 5000 scholarships selected from over 65,000 applicants, disbursing over US$200 million dollars in funding from the Japanese government.

For online application and further information please visit the Scholarships Program webpage.