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