2024 Joint Japan and World Bank Scholarship Program: How to Apply


The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is an opportunity for citizens of certain developing countries to pursue a master’s degree program in a development-related topic. Here’s how to apply:

Scholarship Summary:

  • Host: Government of Japan | World Bank
  • Study Abroad: Study in USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia
  • Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships
  • Eligible Countries: All Developing Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | Monthly Stipend | Accommodation | Air-Ticket
  • Deadline: May 24, 2024

Scholarship Details:

  • The program offers scholarships for 52 Participating Programs at universities in various regions, focusing on key areas of development such as economic policy management and infrastructure management.
  • The application process is organized in two rounds to accommodate the academic calendar of Participating Programs.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for the scholarship program, applicants must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country.
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country.
  • Be in good health.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date.
  • Have 3 or more years of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Be employed in a paid full-time position in development-related work at the time of submitting the scholarship application.

Benefits of the Scholarship:
The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between the home country and the host university at the beginning and end of the study program, with a travel allowance.
  • Tuition for the graduate program and basic medical insurance.
  • Monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses during the scholarship period.

Application Process:

  1. Application Window #1: From January 15 to February 29, 2024
  • Participating Programs accepting applications under Window #1
  • Names of selected applicants announced by end of March 2024
  1. Application Window #2: From March 25 to May 24, 2024
  • Participating Programs accepting applications under Window #2
  • Names of selected applicants announced towards the end of June 2024

Applicants must ensure they meet all eligibility criteria and submit their applications within the specified deadlines for the respective application windows.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program offers an excellent opportunity for individuals committed to contributing to their countries’ development efforts. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply and seize this opportunity for academic and professional growth.


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