The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is one of the two programs offered under the World Bank Scholarship programs. It is a fully-funded scholarship program that invites applications from working professionals from developing countries to study master’s degree programs in development-related fields.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program has helped to form a community of over 6,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals, transforming their countries and impacting future generations.
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||Government of Japan|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships#JJ_Scholarship_Benefits|
In order to avail the benefits of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, applicants must be admitted to a master’s degree program.
Applicants from developing countries must fulfill the eligibility criteria listed below:
Note: Information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program applications must be submitted online. JJ/WBGSP 2020 applications should include
While the application requirements are the same for both Preferred and Partner Programs, the application process varies.
All an applicant has to do is complete the program admission form. After securing admission in any one of the preferred programs, an applicant can apply for the JJ/WBGSP scholarship application.
An applicant must apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Master's programs. After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master's Degree Program will shortlist eligible candidates.
JJ/WBGSP Secretariat will then invite the eligible candidates to apply for the scholarship.
Applicants are advised to not fill the application form using mobile phones.
The selection of The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program recipients is a rigorous process. The panel aims to identify candidates with the highest potential. It is significant to evaluate the recipients who will contribute to the development of their country after completing the graduate study.
Evaluation of application will be done by two qualified assessors. Rating will be given on a scale of 1-10 taking into account four main factors:
The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat will take into consideration the average score given by two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:
Recipients of the scholarship will be informed only after the approval of the JJWBG Steering Committee. This will take place around mid-July 2020.
Successful applicants will be asked to submit a copy of passport for identification and health certificate (21 days after the scholarship has been granted)
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program encouraged applicants from developing countries to apply for the scholarship. The preferred and partner masters program can be undertaken at universities in USA, Africa, Japan, etc.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides the recipients with the following benefits:
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program will NOT cover the following expenses:
The application process for the scholarship will start in March and end on April 23, 2020. For more updates, candidates are advised to visit the official website.