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Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) 2020

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Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2020 – The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is accepting applications for women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience to pursue one of the preferred and partner masters programs at participating Universities around the world.

Interested candidates can apply online till 23rd April 2020. Read on for more details on Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2020



Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2020 Important Date

Application deadline 23rd April  2020


Scholarship Benefits

  • The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:
  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.


Eligibility Criteria for Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2020

  • To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must:
  • 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 only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships


Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2020 Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply online at website https://www.worldbank.org/
Applicants can apply for scholarships to both Preferred and Partner Programs. The process to apply to a Preferred Program and to a Partner Program differs:
Scholarship to attend a preferred program Attention:   The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship to our Preferred Programs is now open until the deadline of April 23, 2020. Guidance for this call for applications, including this call’s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet
Scholarship to attend a partnership program:  Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Partner Program scholarship must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Master’s Degree Program(s). Announcements from a JJWBGSP Partner Program on when to apply for admission to their program is often posted on the right-side margin of this website. Inquiries on how to submit an admission application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.


Selection Process

The JJ/WBGSP uses the following process to review eligible scholarship applications from developing country nationals, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.
  • Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
  • Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
  • Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
  • Quality of Education Background (10% weight)
  • The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:
  • Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards
  • Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender
  • Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;
  • Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website 

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