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Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024-2025


For those eagerly awaiting the commencement of applications for the initial phase of the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024-2025, the application window will open on January 15, 2024.

In a global landscape where education plays a pivotal role in advancement and growth, the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for 2024-2025 stands as a symbol of hope and opportunity for students hailing from developing nations.

Eligibility Criteria:

This scholarship is only available to citizens of developing countries.

  • Not be affiliated with the World Bank Group or a close relative of someone who is.
  • Not possess dual citizenship of any developed country.
  • Be a national of a World Bank member country.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of recent, relevant professional experience.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) obtained at least 3 years before the application deadline.
  • Be employed in a development-related field in a full-time position at the time of application.

Degree Level:

Fully-funded scholarships for master’s degrees in 52 designated programs.

Applicants typically apply to universities of their choice and then seek this scholarship to support their studies at their selected university.

Benefits of the JJ/WBJSP Scholarship:

  1. Monthly Living Stipend: This refers to a regular monthly allowance provided to scholarship recipients. It is intended to cover essential living expenses such as accommodation, food, transportation, and other day-to-day costs. It ensures that students have the financial means to support themselves during their studies without the need for part-time work.
  2. Tuition Coverage: This benefit covers the full or partial cost of tuition fees for the academic program the student is enrolled in. It relieves the recipient from the financial burden of paying for their education, making it more accessible and affordable.
  3. Health Insurance: Scholarship recipients are provided with health insurance coverage. This ensures that students have access to necessary healthcare services and medical treatment while they are studying. It provides financial security in case of illness or medical emergencies.
  4. Round-trip Airfare: This benefit covers the cost of a round-trip flight ticket for the student to travel to and from their home country to the host country where they will be pursuing their studies. It ensures that students can travel to their study destination and return home at the beginning and end of their scholarship period.
  5. Travel Allowance: This is an additional allowance provided to cover travel-related expenses, typically for activities such as attending conferences, workshops, or conducting research related to the academic program. It allows students to participate in academic and professional development opportunities beyond their regular studies.

Application Procedure:

  1. Unconditional Acceptance: Obtain and submit an unconditional acceptance letter from a program participating in the scholarship.
  2. Online Application: Fill out the application form online during the designated periods.

Application Windows:

  • Window #1: January 15 to February 29, 2024
  • Window #2: March 25 to May 24, 2024

To apply, you need to secure an unconditional acceptance letter from a participating program and then complete the online application during one of the specified application windows. There are two application windows with different timeframes for submission.

Application Deadline: 

The application deadline for the first window of the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for 2024-2025 is February 29, 2024.

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