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The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program Call for Applications 2014 is Now Open!

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Are you a mid-career professional from a developing country applying for a masters program?

Then look no further! The World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for its Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program. Established in 1987 and fully funded by the Government of Japan, this program awards around 150 scholarships annually. The scholarship grants promising mid-career professionals from developing countries with limited financial resources the opportunity to study under a selected set of ‘preferred master programs.’ Scholarship benefits include full tuition and fees, a monthly living stipend, and round-trip air tickets and travel allowance. Eligible candidates must already have several years of experience working in development-related fields after their bachelor degree and be currently employed in a paid and full time position at the time of application. If selected, candidates must commit to returning to their home country upon completion of their degree to apply their new skills to their country’s social and economic development. As the purpose of the program is to build capacity in countries, recipients are banned from working at the World Bank for three years following graduation.

The online application is currently open. For a complete set of eligibility criteria, the application guidelines, FAQs, preferred programs and online application link, visit our website.

Comments (14)

desire to get scholorship programme

Dear Sir, Madan
I would like to get the scholorship programme of (JJ/WBGSP).When I was at Myanma Foreign Trade Bank,I had heen taken the test of this program at 4.6.2012 with Professor Koichi Hasegaw. from Myanma Currently, I work as a budget officer at Budget Department of Ministry of Finance.I request how to win the scholorship as a personnel because it will take me some years as our internal procedure.So,I want to win the scholorship in my youth.I hope you to give some idea.

Thank you very much.

Su Su Hlaing

Application for Scholarships

I want to humbly request for the scholarship application form. Currently,I am working in governmental organization with my masters degree in Urban Management with specialization on environmental planning and management

Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Programme.

I have a deep passion to learn. I finished senior secondary and worked for Standard Chartered Bank. I rose to the rank of Manager after going through series of banking courses.I have participated in several developmental workshops and have undertaking training courses on Public Financial Management.I acquired a lot of experience while i was in parliament attending conferences and the like.I now head a civil society organization with focus on advocacy and analysis of both central and local Government budget.
Please favor me with your consideration for an opportunity.
Hon.Joseph N.Kaindoh

Scholarship Application Form

I need Scholarship Application Form. I worked with UNDP, WBI and Other NGOs for long time. Currently I am working with a NGO as a Deputy Executive Director.

Information Technology

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and I am interested in furthering my studies. I am a Belizean citizen very limited in resources and any help is deeply appreciated.


climate charge

I am following the MOAC course online but I want to have also a scholarship to attend courses in Japan in the same field.

Regarding World Bank Scholarship

Dear Sir/Madam,
I have been working in Bangladesh Bank for more than 15 years. Recently I got admitted to Intensive German Language Course and MBA course in German institute at Germany. I wonder whether I'm eligible to apply for financial assistance from the "Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program".

Nursing courses available

Hi, glad to be in contact with you. I am a Nurse educator wishing to further my studies in nursing profession. My enquiry is; what are the available MSc nursing courses from your preferred scholarship courses? Regards.


I want to humbly request for the scholarship application currently a practicing Electrical Eng and would like to further my studies. Thank you

Scholarship Application Form

I want to humbly request for the scholarship application form. I am currently a practicing pharmacist and would like to further my studies. Thanks

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