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The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) 2023-2025

January 21, 2024BY Immigration International

Details about The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) 2023-2025

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) 2023-2025 is offered for Masters degree in the field of Public Health, Conflict, Security and Development and Education.

This scholarship is provided by World Bank and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, tuition fees + economy class air travel + US $500 travel allowance + monthly subsistence allowance . This scholarship is open for: Open to citizens from selected developing Countries.

  • Degree: Masters
  • Provided by: World Bank
  • Deadline: 29 Feb 2024
  • Scholarship value: Full Funding, tuition fees + economy class air travel + US $500 travel allowance + monthly subsistence allowance
  • Host Country: United Kingdom, United States

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Citizens of certain developing nations who have supported their governments’ development efforts in the past and have appropriate professional expertise are eligible to apply to the JJ/WBGSP for master’s programs in development-related fields. JJ/WBGSP provides scholarships for 52 Participating Master’s Programs at 27 institutions 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.

Eligibility for The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP):

  • The applicant cannot be dual citizens of more than one developed nation;
  • The candidate must be in excellent health and possess a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, obtained at least three years before the application deadline.
  • The candidate must have a full-time, paid job connected to development at the time the scholarship application is submitted. hold a bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) and have worked in a paid development-related capacity for at least three years. The job must have been obtained within the last six years from the application deadline.
  • By the deadline for scholarship applications, the applicant must, at the latest, be accepted unconditionally (apart from financial support) into a minimum of one master’s program participating in the JJ/WBGSP, which must be situated outside the applicant’s country of citizenship and place of residence. Before completing the scholarship application, the letter of admission must be uploaded.
  • The candidate must not hold the position of Executive Director, his or her alternate, or staff member of any World Bank Group appointment, nor be a close family member of any of the aforementioned by blood or adoption. “Close relative” is defined as the following: mother, father, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew.
  • Reapplication is not permitted for those who have previously been given a JJ/WBGSP scholarship but turned it down or who have previously been awarded a scholarship but did not complete their education.

Application Process:

The applicant has to fill out an online application form to apply for this scholarship and submit two letters of recommendation to complete the application.

JJWBGSP Participating Programs:

  • Johns Hopkins- Master of Public Health
  • University of Birmingham- MSc Conflict, Security, and Development
  • University of California-Berkeley- Master of Development Practice
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison- Educational Policy Studies

Value/Benefits of the Scholarship:

  • 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.