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Joint Japan World Bank Fully Funded Scholarship Program 2022

About Joint Japan World Bank Fully Funded Scholarship Program 2022

The Joint Japan World Bank Fully Funded Scholarship Program 2022 for a Masters’s degree is now open. This scholarship provides opportunities to those who wish to work in developing or transitioning countries. It aims to promote mutual understanding between people of the world through the international education of students from developing countries. You’re going to have access to some of the best faculties and resources in the world.

The Joint Japan World Bank Fully Funded Scholarship Program is open to citizens of developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

Japan is one of the most vibrant economies in the world with modern infrastructure and excellent human capital. In addition, it has a long history of collaborating with developing countries on development projects. It is an ideal place for professionals from developing countries to learn about business practices and management methods applied in advanced economies.

Details of the Joint Japan World Bank Fully Funded Scholarship Program 2022

  • LEVEL: Masters
  • DEADLINE: April 27, 2022.
  • FUNDING: Fully Funded.
  • ELIGIBLE NATIONALITIES: The United States of America, Japanese, Africa, Oceania, European Countries
  • TYPE OF STUDY: Full-Time Course
  • COUNTRY: Japan.
  • FIELD OF STUDY Various Fields (Check the list below)

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The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

• Be a national of a World Bank member country on this list;

• Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;

• Be in good health;

• Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;

• Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;

• Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline.

• On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application.

• 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.

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The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:

  • VISA application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  • Additional travel during the course of the study program;
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

How to Apply for Joint Japan World Bank Fully Funded Scholarship Program 2022

Application instructions:

To be considered for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship, you must first apply and be unconditionally accepted for admissions to at least one of the Participating Programs. In your application, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD AN UNCONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE from a participating master’s degree program. Appications are done online once the scholarship opens. There are 2 application windows depending on the participating program:

Visit the official website  of JJ/WBGSP and download the Application Guidelines for more detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


The first deadline for JJ/WBSP applications is 28 February 2022, and the second deadline is 27 May 2022.

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