The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to men and women from developing countries with a history of having taken efforts in supporting their countries’ development and relevant professional experience and are applying to a master degree program in a subject related to development.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
• The applicant must be a national of a World Bank member developing country.
• The applicant must not hold dual citizenship of a developed country.
• The applicant must be in good health.
• The applicant must hold a recent Bachelor or equivalent degree.
• The applicant must have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree.
• The applicant must be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
• On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, the applicant must be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s programs and located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications open.
• The applicant must not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.