Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023 is fully funded master’s scholarship for developing countries to study in in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in important development related fields.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) 2023
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to nationals of specific developing nations who are submitting applications to master's degree programs in development-related fields and who have relevant professional experience as well as a history of supporting their countries' development efforts.
Depending on financing, JJWBGSP grants scholarships for 45 Participating Master's Programs at 27 universities in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in important development fields such infrastructure management, economic policy management, and tax policy.
Please be aware that you cannot apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2023 if you are not accepted into one of these 45 Participating Master's Programs.
Eligibility Criteria for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
In general, following requirements are included in Eligibility Criteria for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
§ Be a citizen of one of the developing nations on this list that is a World Bank member;
§ Not possess dual citizenship with any advanced nation;
§ Possess a Bachelor's degree (or an equivalent university degree) that you obtained minimum 3 years ago and no more than 6 years prior to the application deadline.
§ Three years or more of recent job experience in the development sector; be working in a paid, full-time position doing development-related work at the time you submit your scholarship application.
§ Being accepted unconditionally (aside from funding) to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master's programmes outside of the applicant's country of citizenship and country of residence listed when the call for scholarship applications opens on or before the scholarship application deadline date. Before submitting your application, you must upload the letter of admission.
How to Apply for Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program 2023
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§ The applicants have to apply online through the world bank’s official website.
§ Applicants are required to upload supporting documents.
§ Applications can be submitted in English or in the language of the master’s program.
§ An application will be accepted and reviewed if the applicant submits only one completed application by the Application deadline.
§ Only those applicants who have been shortlisted by JJWBGSP Participating Programs are given the link to the online JJWBGSP Application Form.
§ Please be aware that you cannot apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2023 if you are not accepted into one of these 45 Participating Master's Programs. So fist you have to apply for admission, get unconditionally accepted for admission and then apply for this scholarship.
Documents Required for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
§ Bachelor’s degree or diploma.
§ Document pertaining to the years of work experience.
§ Letter of Admission.
§ Two recommendation letters.
§ One completed application form.
§ Medical certificate.
§ Valid Passport or another identification card
The JJ/WBGSP employs the following procedure to evaluate qualifying scholarship applications from citizens of poor countries with the goal of selecting the applicants with the greatest potential to have an impact on their countries' development after completing their graduate studies.
Each eligible application is evaluated independently by two competent assessors, who then rate each application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four key elements and the degree of interdependence between them:
§ Professional Experience Quality (30% weight)
§ Professional Recommendation Quality (Weight: 30%)
§ Quality of Your Home Country Commitment (30% weight)
§ Background education level quality (10% weight)
The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat choose the finalists based on the following criteria and the average score of the two assessors:
keeping the regional distribution of awards fairly diverse
Maintaining a fair distribution of rewards by gender;
Awarding bursaries to candidates who, other things being equal, have little access to funding for international graduate studies.
Expenses covered in Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship
It is a fully funded opportunity and following Expenses covered in Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship :
§ Economy class air travel from your home country to the host university is included.
§ Scholars will also receive tuition for their graduate programme
§ cost of basic medical insurance obtained via the university, in addition to a two-way air travel allowance of US $500 for each trip.
§ During the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence grant to cover all living costs is provided while on school (accommodations, food, etc., including books).
§ Depending on the host nation, the allowance varies in size.
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:
§ VISA application(s) costs
§ Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar's family members;
§ Language training not provided by the graduate program;
§ Additional travel during the course of the study program;
§ Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
§ Resident permit fee
Last Date for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023
§ 28 February 2023 is Last date for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023.
§ This scholarship is opened in two phases and like every year February 28, 2023 is last date for the first application window, and May 26, 2023 is last date to apply for the second application window.