World Bank Group Fellowship Program: Frequently Asked Questions

September 26, 2013

I am having problems completing the application submission form. What do I do?

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Can I apply by sending my CV and motivation letter to the e-mail address provided?

No. All applications must be submitted using the application form. Applications submitted via e-mail will not be considered.

What is the deadline to apply?

The deadline for this round of applications is October 31, 2013.

If selected, when am I expected to start?

Selected candidates are expected to begin their 6-month assignment between January and March 2014.

Can I apply for a job at the World Bank after the 6-month assignment is over?

Yes. Fellows may apply for jobs at the World Bank after their 6-month assignment.

I am over 32 years of age and enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Can I still apply?

You may apply, however priority will be given to candidates who meet the age requirement.

I just earned my Ph.D. Can I apply?

Yes. Candidates who already have a Ph.D. can apply, provided they meet the age requirement.

I have a Master’s degree and/or an MBA, but am not enrolled in a Ph.D. program and don’t yet have a Ph.D. Will I be considered?

No. The current program is for Ph.D. candidates only.

Do I have to be fluent in English to apply?

Yes. Fellows are expected to work in English; so the ability to speak and write fluently is a requirement.