Japan IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies JISP to Study Abroad for Japanese students

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Scholarship Overview

Applications are invited for Japan-IMF Scholarships Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) from Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Selected scholars must attend a 2-day orientation program at the IMF in Washington D.C., shortly before they begin studies at their respective university.

JISP’s goal is supporting Japanese scholars during their doctoral studies in macroeconomics and helping them become applied macroeconomists at the IMF.

Scholarship Benefits

The JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study including:

  • Full university tuition and fees;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Annual book allowance and monthly living allowance;
  • Selected travel expenses; and
  • Paid summer internship.

To cover the remaining years of study, JISP scholars are expected to secure another source of funding, usually through Research or Teaching Assistantship at their university.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Japanese citizens are eligible to apply for these endowments program.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible, an applicant must be:
    • A Japanese citizen.
    • Able to obtain a Ph.D. by age 34.
    • Studying at, or applying to, a Ph.D. program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Only universities with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics are eligible.
    • Entering the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of the Ph.D. program.


The candidate should have a very good command of the English language.

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Government Of Japan