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Apply Now: 2024 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program welcomes applications from citizens of specific developing nations.

Applicants should possess relevant professional experience and a track record of contributing to their countries’ development initiatives. This scholarship is available for those pursuing a master’s degree program in a development-related field.

The World Bank offers scholarships to students and young researchers as part of its commitment to advancing innovative approaches to capacity development and knowledge-sharing in the developing world.

2024 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program Overview

  • Host: Government of Japan | World Bank
  • Category: Masters Scholarships
  • Eligible Country: All Developing Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | Monthly Stipend | Accommodation | Air-Ticket
  • Deadline: May 24, 2024
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2024 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program Details

Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 52 Participating Programs at universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. 

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

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.

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Requirement for 2024 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program

To be considered for the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program, applicants must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline.

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Benefits of 2024 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program

The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

How to Apply for 2024 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program

To apply for the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship, interested and qualified applicants should use the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” button to proceed to the application page and complete the process.

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Deadline: May 24, 2024

A Quick Guide to Applying for Scholarships

Applying for a scholarship involves a systematic and strategic approach. Here’s a step-by-step guide to streamline the application process:

Research and Identify Scholarships

In the vast landscape of scholarships, cast a wide net during your research phase. Explore online scholarship databases such as Fastweb, Scholarship.com, and College Board. Additionally, delve into specific scholarship opportunities offered by universities, governmental bodies, non-profit organizations, and corporate foundations. Keep an eye out for both merit-based and need-based scholarships.

Check Eligibility Criteria

Pay meticulous attention to the eligibility criteria set by each scholarship. This includes academic requirements, citizenship status, intended field of study, and any unique criteria established by the scholarship provider. Ensure that you meet all the specified conditions before investing time and effort into the application.

Gather Required Documents

Organize a comprehensive portfolio of documents to streamline the application process. Academic transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and proof of extracurricular achievements should be readily available. Maintain digital copies for easy submission and keep physical copies for reference.

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