Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship program for developing countries

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Apply Before : May 22, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13565
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLNot Required

Opportunity Description

The Joint Japan /World Bank Graduate Scholarship program is allocated for students from developing countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, Iran, Ghana, Azerbaijan, etc. to conduct their Master degree in one of USA, Europe or Japan universities. This scholarship is offered for students with professional work experience development areas and willing to earn their master degree in the same case. Applicants who are interested in studying in one of a recognized university, committed to return after completion of their degree to his/her home country, and aim to apply their gained skills for communities and economic development are highly encouraged to apply for this fully-funded scholarship.



Deadline: 23 April 2020

Duration: 2 years

Location: Japan, USA, and Europe

Level of study: Master degree

Benefits of the scholarship:

  • Traveling experience to and from the applicant’s home country and the host university. Applicants will receive about 500 USD Dollars travel allowance for each trip.
  • Free tuition.
  • Health insurance.
  • Monthly allowance depending on the host country to cover all living costs.

Note: the scholarship does not cover the followings:

  • Visa expenses.
  • Family member costs.
  • Extra training and course costs.
  • Language course expenses.
  • Extra traveling costs.
  • Research and supplementary educational materials, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.
  • Educational materials, such as computers.
  • Fee of resident permit.

List of available universities and fields of study:

  • Asian Institute of Technology – Engineering and Master of Science (Energy & Extractives)
  • Asian Institute of Technology – Water Engineering and Management
  • Brandeis University – Conflict Resolution and Coexistence
  • Brandeis University – Global Health Policy and Management
  • Carinthia University – Mgt of Conservation Areas
  • Cornell University – Professional Studies (MPS) in Global Development
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam – Urban Management and Development
  • IHE Delft Institute – Environmental Science and Technology
  • IHE Delft Institute – Sanitation
  • IHE Delft Institute – Water Management and Governance
  • International Christian University – Public Economics
  • John Hopkins – International Health, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Concentration
  • Keio University – Business and Commerce & Taxation Policy and Mgt
  • Kobe Institute of Computing – Information Systems
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Data, Economics, and Development Policy
  • Meiji University – Public Policy
  • SOAS University of London – International Finance and Development
  • Pennsylvania State University – Architectural Engineering
  • University for Peace – Peace Education
  • University of Birmingham – Conflict, State building and Development
  • University of British Columbia – International Forestry
  • The University of Hong Kong – Urban Design (MUD)
  • University of Reading – Climate Change and Development
  • University of Reading – Development Finance
  • The University of Tokyo – International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (Global Agricultural Sciences)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison – Educational Policy Studies
  • University of Wollongong – Education (TESOL)
  • Vrije Universities – Health Systems Policy and Management
  • Yokohama National University Public Policy and Taxation

Partnership programs and universities:

  • Economic and policy management at Columbia University, Zambia University and Universite’de Cocody
  • Public Finance/Tax Policy at the University of Keio


  • Applicants must have the citizenship of one of the World Bank member developing countries.
  • Must not obtained dual citizenship in any developed country.
  • Must be in a good state of health.
  • Must complete their bachelor degree or equivalent earned in more than three years before the application deadline.
  • Must have at least three years of professional work experience in one of the developing countries after completion of their bachelor degree.
  • Must be committed to return to their home country after completion of their master degree.
  • Must work in a development area in a paid full-time position.
  • Must hold an unconditional offer from one of the available university.
  • Applicants and their relatives must not work with World Bank Group.

Required documents:

  • Online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation from two people who are familiar with your professional work background.
  • Work experience proof.
  • Bachelor degree certificate or advanced graduate degree.
  • Recent English Curriculum Vitae. Do not mention the unpaid work experience or add them in the volunteer category. Use the provided template.

Admission letter.

How to apply:

Eligible applicants can apply for the unconditional offer to one of the available universities and then fill out the online application form.

Online application form 

For more details, please visit the JJWGSP website

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