Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship 2024

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The Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship is accepting applications from internationals. Pursue your education in participating universities of U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan.  

It s open to women and men from developing nations with relevant professional experience and a history of contributing their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

It offers scholarships for 26 Participating Programs at universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. You are not eligible for a JJWBGSP Scholarship if you are not admitted to one of these programs. Developing nation students are committed to moving to their home country to use their fresh abilities and add to the cultural and economic development of their nations after graduating.

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The benefits of the Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship are stated below:

1. 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;

2. Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.

3. 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.

The 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 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


The eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship are stated below:

1. Required Languages: English

2. Eligible Countries: All World Countries

3. Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;

4. Be in good health;

5. Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least three years before the Application Deadline date;

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

7. Be employed in development-related work in a paid full-time position when 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.

8. 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 preferred university 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 open. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application.

9. 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; *Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made. Eligibility criteria WILL NOT change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.

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