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Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2024

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World Bank and Development Economics Vice Presidency brings opportunities for candidates from developing countries to study in different countries of Europe. World Bank and Japan are looking for bright candidates who have a strong history and work experience in their home country for the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship program for the academic year 2024-2025. The World Bank Bank’s Developing Economics is offering scholarships to young researchers who are determined to contribute to the World Bank’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world. This scholarship program is for 2 years and each year JJWBSP offers scholarships in January and March.

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Joint Japan World Bank offers Graduate scholarships in 52 Participating Master’s Programs at 27 universities in different countries of the world like the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. If candidates are not admitted to the 52 Masters’ programs then they are not eligible for the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program.

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LocationJapan and other countries
ProgramJoint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
InstituteMultiple Universities
Eligible NationalitiesDeveloping countries
GenderNo preference
No of SeatsMultiple
Ageno limitation
Enrollment StartedMarch
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About Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program:

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP) is a scholarship program jointly funded by the Japanese government and the World Bank. The program offers selected students from developing countries the opportunity to study a wide range of graduate-level courses at universities around the world, with the goal of promoting economic development in their home countries. JJWBGSP covers tuition fees, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance. Eligible fields of study include economics, health, education, engineering, and many others. Applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria, including citizenship of a developing country, a commitment to returning to their home country after graduation, and academic excellence.

Since 1987, JJWBGSP has enabled more than 6,000 mid-career professionals from 160 developing countries and Japan to complete graduate degrees in development-related fields. On an annual basis, the Government of Japan solely funds this scholarship program.

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World Bank Scholarship Benefits:

The Joint Japan World Bank scholarship Program will offer the following benefits to the selected candidates:

  • Economy Class Travel between candidates’ home country and host country
  • In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip
  • Tuition waiver by the host institute
  • Medical Insurance will be provided by the host institute
  • Monthly Subsistence allowance that will cover living expenses
  • The scholarship will not provide any VISA assistance by JJWBGSP


The duration of the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship program is two years or less.

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Eligibility Criteria:

The World Bank Scholarship Program offers full scholarships to students from developing countries to pursue graduate-level studies in development-related fields at universities around the world. Here are the eligibility criteria for the program:

  1. Citizenship of developing countries: Applicants must be a citizen of a developing country that is eligible for the World Bank’s lending programs.
  2. Admission to a master’s program: Applicants must have already been admitted or currently enrolled in a master’s program at an accredited university located in a World Bank member country.
  3. The relevant field of study: Candidates must be pursuing a Master’s degree related to development, with a focus on fields such as economics, health, education, public administration, agriculture, engineering, or other related fields.
  4. Professional experience: Candidates must have at least 3 years of development-related work experience in a paid full-time position after completing a Bachelor’s degree.
  5. Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date.
  6. Candidates must be medically fit
  7. Applicants must not have received any scholarship funding from any other institution for the same level of study. Candidates who have already graduated or got scholarships via JJWBGSP are not eligible for this program
  8. Not related to World Bank: Not to be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative”

Applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria for consideration. Additionally, each individual university and program may have additional requirements, which applicants should review carefully.

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List of Eligible Universities:

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP) currently lists the following participating universities:

  1. Brainde University
  2. University of Sussex
  3. Leeds University
  4. London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)
  5. School of International Public Affairs
  6. University of Tsukuba (Japan)
  7. University of Tokyo (Japan)
  8. Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  9. IHE DELFT University
  10. National Graduate Institute of Political Science
  11. Harvard University
  12. Columbia School of National and International Affairs
  13. FERDI
  14. Stanford University (USA)
  15. Australian National University (ANU)
  16. Yokohama University
  17. Keio University
  18. SOAS University of London
  19. Oxford University


The applications for JJWBGSP for Window 1 commenced on 15 January 2024 and it will be ended on February 29, 2024.
For, Window 2 Application process will start on March 25, 2024, and it will end on 24 May 2024.

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How to Apply:

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open to individuals from developing countries around the world, who are interested in pursuing graduate studies at selected universities in development-related fields such as economics, health, agriculture, and environment.

Here are the steps to apply for the scholarship program:

  1. Review the eligibility criteria: Before applying, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria
  2. Choose your preferred graduate program and university: Review the list of participating universities and graduate programs available on the list of eligible Universities. Choose the program and university that best aligns with your background and career goals.
  3. Prepare your application documents: The application requires a variety of documents, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays. Make sure to read the application instructions carefully and gather all required documents before applying.
  4. Apply online: The application is available online on the World Bank scholarship website. You will need to create an account and fill out the application form. Once you have completed the form and uploaded all required documents, submit your application.
  5. Wait for the outcome: After submitting your application, the selection committee will review it and notify you of the outcome. If you are selected for the scholarship, you will receive a notification of acceptance, along with instructions on how to proceed.
  6. Accept the scholarship: If you are selected for the scholarship, accept it and follow the instructions provided by the World Bank to begin your studies.

Click here to see complete details and Apply online for JJWBGSP 2023-2025

List of Eligible Countries:

Here is the list of eligible countries for the Join Jpan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Egypt, Arab Rep.
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran, Islamic Rep.
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen, Republic of
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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