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World Bank Scholarships (JJ/WBGSP)

World Bank Scholarships (JJ/WBGSP)







Fully Funded



Feb 29, 2024

More details :

Applicants to a master's degree program in a development-related topic who have relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries' development efforts may apply for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP).

In key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 45 Participating Master's Programs at 27 universities in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.

You will not be eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2023 if you are not admitted to one of these 45 Participating Master's Programs.

Eligibility :
  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing 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.

  • The applicant must be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) to at least one JJ/WBGSP participating master's program outside of the applicant's country of citizenship and country of residence at the time the call for scholarship applications opens on or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date.

  • The candidate must not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, or staff member of any World Bank Group appointment, or a close relative of the above by blood or adoption. A close relative consists of: the mother, the father, the sister, the half-sister, the brother, the half-brother, the son, the daughter, the aunt, the uncle, and the niece.

Required documents :
  • Two recommendation letters.

  • One completed Application Form.

  • A valid Passport.

  • A Medical Certificate.

  • The applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma.

  • C.V. using the format provided in Annex 4 and written in English.

  • Check each program you wish to apply to.

How to apply :

Submit One Online Application: An application will be accepted and reviewed if the applicant submits only one completed application electronically through the online application site by the Application Deadline: February 28, 2023 for the first application window, and May 26, 2023 for the second application window.

The Scholarship Benefits:
  • At the beginning of your study program and immediately after the end of the scholarship period, you will travel between your home country and the host university in economy class. Scholars will also receive a US $500 travel allowance per trip in addition to the two-way air travel;

  • The cost of your graduate program is tuition and basic medical insurance through the university.

  • A monthly subsistence allowance covers all living expenses while on campus (accommodations, food, etc.). Allowance amounts vary by country.

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