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Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022


The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, JJWBGSP is open for World Bank Member Developing Countries.

This scholarship is available for Master's level students in the field of Multi-Subject, development related topics taught at Japan, the USA and Africa Universities.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP) is being made available for students from developing countries. Interested applicants must have relevant career experience and a history of contributing to the development of their countries.

Once a selected applicant completes his/her study in the host county, he/she must return to his/her home country and use the acquired skills to contribute to its social and economic development.

Education Level Coverage


The level of education covered by the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship 2022 is the Master's degree program.

Eligible Courses


The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022 covers the following courses.

  • Multi-Subject
  • Development Related Topics

These courses can be studied in any participating country in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.

Eligible Nationality


Any student from a World Bank member developing country can apply for the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022.

The following is a list of the members of the World Bank:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Arab Rep, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haití, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, and lots more.

Scholarship Value And Added Benefits


The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022 will provide the following financial aid to the selected students.

1. The tuition fees
2. A monthly living allowance
3. A round-trip airfare
4. Health insurance
5. Travel allowance


Requirements of the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022


Before your scholarship application can be considered for selection, you must meet up with the following requirements. Interested applicants must:

  1. Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list;
  2. Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  3. Be in good health;
  4. Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years before the Application Deadline date;
  5. Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  6. 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. Please see FAQs on how to count qualified part-time employment toward this 3-year requirement. Please see Annex 2 of the Application Guidelines for a suggested list of development-related topics. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that is on the list of Fragile and Conflict States featured in Annex 3 of the Application Guidelines. In these exceptional cases, we do take into consideration the limited employment opportunities in those countries listed in Annex 3.
  7. On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.
  8. Not 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" defined as Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

How to Apply for the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022


To fir this fully funded financial aid, you must have been offered admission by your preferred choice of institution. You can know more and apply here.

Deadline for the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2022


The closing date for this scholarship program varies, based on the window you are applying for.

The first window opens on 17 January 2022 and closes on 28 February 2022. The second window opens on 29 March 2022 and closes on 27 May 2022.