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Home » Scholarships » Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship 2024 for Developing Countries Countries (Fully Funded)


Applications are now open for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program. The JJ/WBGSP is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related topic.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a national of a World Bank member developing country
  • Should not hold dual citizenship of any developed country
  • Must be in good health
  • Should hold a bachelor’s degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date
  • Must be employed in development-related work in a paid full-time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application
  • Should have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a bachelor’s degree


  • Economy class air travel between home country and host university at the start and end of the study program, with a travel allowance of US $600 for each trip
  • Tuition for the graduate program and basic medical insurance obtained through the university
  • Monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses during the scholarship period
  • Scholarship duration covers the graduate program or two years, whichever is less

Exclusions (Not Covered by Scholarship):

  • Visa application costs
  • Expenses for scholar’s family members
  • Extra-curricular courses or training
  • Courses not meeting the minimum credits required for the degree
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program
  • Additional travel during the study program
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, workshops/seminars, or internships
  • Educational equipment such as computers
  • Resident permit fee

Application Requirements:

  • Submit one online application through the JJ/WBGSP application portal by the application deadline
  • Include two professional recommendation letters submitted online
  • Complete the application form in English or the language of the master’s degree program


For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Applicants are required to submit all necessary documents and meet the specified criteria for consideration.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2024, at 12:00 noon EST


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