Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2019-2020
Easiest Ways to Apply for the Scholarship
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:
Partner Program Scholarship Application
Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Partner Program scholarship must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). Inquiries on how to submit an admissions application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.
After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a shortlist of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the joint Japan/world bank graduate scholarship program Secretariat to apply for a joint Japan/world bank graduate scholarship program.
Preferred Program Scholarship Application
Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Preferred Program scholarship must, in parallel, apply for admissions to one or more of the Preferred Program(s). After that, they can then apply for a JJWBGSP scholarship through an open call typically announced within the first two months of a calendar year.
The next call for application for a JJWBGSP Scholarship to one of the World Bank’s Preferred Programs is scheduled to open in March 2019. View the complete list of JJ/WBGSP Preferred Master Degrees currently offered.
When the scholarship applications for the Preferred Program is open, we will share with you here the finalized list of preferred programs, the application guidelines, online application, and a finalized list of eligibility criteria.
However, you must complete the scholarship application online and include two professional references. The application must also include an unconditional (except for secured funding) letter of admission from the preferred master’s degree program that you need JJWBGSP’s funding.
Note, also, that if you gain admission to several master’s degree programs, you must choose at the time of submitting the scholarship application which program you wish to attend with JJWBGSP funding.
The World Bank scholarship board has requested the preferred master’s degree programs to issue all letters of admission prior to the closing deadline for the JJWBGSP scholarship application. Any documents an applicant provides by email, post or any means other than the online application form will not be reviewed.