ADB Scholarship at International University of Japan

  • Japan, Japan
  • Apply Before : March 21, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 11507
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSTOEIC
  • Fields of study Verious Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 1 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Japan’s Government to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) offered scholarships and funds for applicants from one of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue their higher degrees at the International University of Japan (IUJ). Applicants with academic records who aim to return to their home country after graduation can apply for this fully-funded scholarship. The preference will be given to applicants with lesser financial resources and female applicants.

Priority is given to applicants with limited financial resources and female candidates. The IUJ Admissions Committee nominates scholars to the ADB, considering the ADB’s request for diversity in nationalities. The ADB makes final decisions and selections, which are communicated to IUJ in July. IUJ subsequently notifies the candidates of the outcomes.

Key Dates and Details


  • First round: Jan 25, 2024
  • Second round: Feb 13, 2024
  • Third Round: March 21, 2024
  • Admission result  for 1st and 2nd rounds: 15 March 2024 and third round: 19 April 2024

Duration: 1 year, and the scholarship will be extended based on the applicant’s academic performance.

Location: Japan

Required language: English

Host university: International University of Japan

Scholarship Provider:  Asian Development Bank –Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)

Admissions fee: 50000 YEN out of 300000 YEN will be reimbursed after enrolling in IUJ.

Level of study: Master’s degree in the following graduate schools:

The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) provides five master’s programs for two academic years:

  • International Relations Program.
  • International development program.
  • Public policy management and policy analysis program.
  • Japan-Global Development program.
  • International Public Policy Program – 1-year program

The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) provides four master’s programs:

  • Business administration for two years
  • Business administration for one year.
  • Japan-Global Development program for two years.
  • Digital Transformation Program – 1-year program

Benefits of the ADB Scholarship

Selected candidates will benefit from the following items:

  • 144000 YEN for monthly payment.
  • Tuition fee
  • Book allowance 108000 per year.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Thesis materials expenses.
  • Traveling expenses.

Eligibilities for the ADB Scholarship

All applicants should meet these scholarship criteria:

  • The applicants must prove at least two years of full-time post-undergraduate work experience in the public or private sector.
  • The age limit is 35 years at the time of application.
  • Good health is a prerequisite.
  • Must reside, work, or study in their home country.
  • Ideally, no prior Master’s or Ph.D. degree and not currently enrolled in a degree program.
  • Citizenship in an ADB developing member country:
    1. Afghanistan
    2. Armenia
    3. Azerbaijan
    4. Bangladesh
    5. Bhutan
    6. Cambodia
    7. Cook Islands
    8. Fiji
    9. Georgia
    10. India
    11. Indonesia
    12. Kazakhstan
    13. Kiribati
    14. Kyrgyz
    15. Laos
    16. Malaysia
    17. Maldives
    18. Marshall Islands
    19. Micronesia
    20. Mongolia
    21. Myanmar
    22. Nauru
    23. Nepal
    24. Pakistan
    25. Palau
    26. Papua New Guinea
    27. Philippines
    28. Samoa
    29. Solomon
    30. Islands
    31. Sri Lanka
    32. Tajikistan
    33. Thailand
    34. Timor-Leste
    35. Tonga
    36. Turkmenistan
    37. Tuvalu
    38. Uzbekistan
    39. Vanuatu
    40. Vietnam

Note: preference will be given to female applicants and those with lesser financial capacity.

Required Documents

Please prepare and submit the following documents:

  • Online application form
  • Personal statement about 400 to 600 words.
  • Research topics of about 500 and 700 words
  • Academic certificate and diploma scans
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from an academic advisor or professor and a work supervisor or a company official.
  • English proficiency documents include TOEFL PBT 550 and IBT 80, IELTS 6.5, or TOEIC 800 Score Report.
  • Application fee of 5,000 yen

How do you apply for the ADB Scholarship at IUJ?

To apply for an ADB Scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the IUJ Scholarship Guidelines provided in the link above.
  2. Start filling out the Online Application.
  3. During Phase 2 of the Online Application, complete the Scholarship application form.
  4. Ensure the Scholarship application is submitted before the Admissions Deadline.
  5. The Admissions Committee evaluates scholarship awards in conjunction with Admissions decisions.
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For more information and details, please visit the IUJ Website.


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