Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024 ($500 Travel Allowance Per Trip) – APPLY NOW

Applications for the Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024 are now open until February 29, 2024, at noon EST!

Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024
Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024

The Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship programme (JJ/WBGSP), is available to nationals of select developing nations who are applying to master’s programs in development-related fields and who have relevant work experience as well as a track record of aiding in the development of their nations.

Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program – Details

JJ/WBGSP provides scholarships for 52 Participating Master’s Programs at 27 universities in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in important development fields such as infrastructure management, tax policy, and economic policy management, subject to funding availability.

Only Students admitted to one of the 52 Master’s programs are eligible to apply for the JJ/WBGSP Scholarship in 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

Successful Candidates for the JJ/WBGSP scholarship will receive the following benefits:

  • Air travel in economy class during the start of the recipient’s study program and right after the scholarship period ends, between the recipient’s home country and the host university.
  • Scholars will receive a travel allowance of US $500 per trip, tuition for their graduate degree, and the cost of basic medical insurance that can be purchased through the university in addition to these benefits.
  • While on campus during the scholarship time, a monthly subsistence grant to cover all living expenditures (accommodations, food, etc., including books).
  • Note that all JJ/WBGSP scholarships are good for two years, or the length of the graduate program, whichever is less.

Note; JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover the following:

  • Visa application(s) costs
  • Expenses incurred by scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Courses that don’t count toward the graduate degree’s minimal credit requirements;
  • Training in languages not offered by the graduate program;
  • Extra travel that is required for the study program;
  • Expenses connected to research, extra instructional materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or instructional equipment such as computers.
  • Fee for a resident permit

Eligibility Requirements For Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Applicants must meet the requirements below:

  • He/she must be a citizen of a World Bank member developing country on this list
  • Applicants must not have dual citizenship of any developed country
  • Must be in good health condition
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date
  • Must working as a full-time staff in a development-related work at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Should have a minimum of 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and;
  • The applicant, on or before the scholarship application deadline date, must be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs.

How to Apply

Applicants may submit one completed online application online via the online application portal by the application deadline stated below (for Windows 1 programs only).

Applications with the following documents are considered complete:

  • Two recommendation letters
  • One Application Form (completed)
  • Applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma, and Transcript if applicable,
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Letter of Admission (unconditional offer)

For More Information, Visit the Official page of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program at

Application Deadline:

February 29, 2024, at noon EST



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