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Joint Japan/World Bank Regular Graduate Scholarship Program

Date posted: 05/26/2010

Award: Tuition, medical insurance, a monthly subsistence allowance, a book allowance and economy class travel

Field: economics, business, public affairs, technology, foreign students

Eligibility: national of a World Bank member country; under the age of 40; an undergraduate degree with strong economic content; at least 2 years of recent experience; Must plan on returning to home country after program

Contact Information:

Phone: (202) 473-6849
Fax: (202) 522-4036
Address: The World Bank Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 1818 H Street, NW - MSN J2-204 Washington, DC 20433
Web site:

Additional information:

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) sponsors students from developing countries to pursue graduate studies leading to a master’s degree from preferred and partner universities around the world. Scholars are expected to return home to contribute to the development of their country. Host Institutions/Programs of study: See the list of JJ/WBGSP preferred university masters programs offered for AY 2015-2016 and the list of JJ/WBGSP partner masters programs. Target group: Citizens of eligible developing countries Scholarship value/inclusions: The scholarship provides travel costs between your home country and the host university, tuition for your graduate program, the cost of basic medical insurance, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books. Eligibility: The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria: • Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow. • Not be a dual citizen of any industrialized country. • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, relative or in-law of the aforementioned. • Holds a Bachelors degree (or equivalent university degree) earned before 2012. • Have at least 3 years of development-related experience since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) • Have, by the notification of the scholarship award, been accepted unconditionally (except for funding) to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university masters programs that is listed on the JJ/WBGSP website, that is located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence. • Be in good health, as certified by a medical doctor, with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the masters program.

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