Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
The JJ/WBGSP is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master's degree program in a development-related topic.
Subject to available funding, JJ/WBGSP offers scholarships for 53 Participating Master’s Programs in 27 universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.
Please note that if you are not admitted to one of these 52 Participating Master’s Programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJ/WBGSP Scholarship in 2024.
The link to the JJ/WBGSP application form will only be communicated to candidates shortlisted as eligible JJ/WBGSP applicants by participating universities. Potential candidates are invited to reach out to the university offering the JJ/WBGSP participating master program they are targeting to find out if they meet this requirement.
To accommodate the academic calendar of JJ/WBGSP Participating Programs, the next application process will be organized in two rounds:
- Application Window#1
From January 15 to February 29, 2024 at 12:00 noon EST
JJ/WBGSP Participating Programs accepting applications under Window #1
Names of selected applicants will be announced by end of March 2024
- Application Window #2
From March 25 to May 24, 2024 at 12:00 noon EST
JJ/WBGSP Participating Programs accepting applications under Window #2
Names of selected applicants will be announced towards the end of June 2024
- JJ/WBGSP Participating Programs under Special Application Procedure
After earning their degree, developing country scholars commit to return to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countries’ social and economic development.
A JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance. View a detailed list of benefits.