Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship 2023 for Masters Programs, Apply now


Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2023 – 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.


Important Dates

  • Application Window-1: From January 16, 2023 to February 28, 2023
  • Application Widow-2: From March 27, 2023 to May 26, 2023


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.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in that call’s Application Guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.
  • Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals 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. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline.


Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online at website
  • 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
  • Guidance for this call for applications, including this call’s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet


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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