Call for applications for Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2019-20. The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries. Selected candidates from developing countries will be studying one of the best universities in the world. This is one of the best scholarships programs in the world.

 

The JJWBGSP offers scholarships for over 200 preferred programs and 14 partners programs in world top universities of the United States, Africa, and Japan.  After completing the degree the students will return to their home country to work for their community. 

The World Bank Scholarship Program is fully funded scholarship 2019. The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program will cover tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance. 

 

World Bank Scholarship Program 2019 Details:

 

Funded By:

  • The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)

Course Level:

  • Master’s Degree

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Course/Scholarship Duration:

  • Two Years

Fields of Study:

Scholarship Value:

The Japan scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • A monthly allowance to cover all living expenses
    • Accommodations
    • Food
    • Books etc (The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.)
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period.
  • In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;

Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application.  The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
  • 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 preferred university 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”.
  • 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.

Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made. Eligibility criteria WILL NOT change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.

How to Apply the World Bank Scholarship Program 2019-20?

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:

Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Partner Program scholarship (.xlsx 15 KB) must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Master’s Degree Program(s). Inquiries on how to submit an admission application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.

After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJWBGSP Secretariat to apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship. View the complete list of JJ/WBGSP Partner master degrees offered.

Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Preferred Program scholarship must apply directly and be admitted unconditionally to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) before submitting a JJWBGSP scholarship through an open call typically announced within the first two months of a calendar year. 

For more info about the application process please visit the official website.

Selection Process:

The JJ/WBGSP uses the following process to review eligible scholarship applications from developing country nationals, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.

Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:

  1. Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
  2. Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
  3. Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
  4. Quality of Education Background (10% weight)

The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:

  • Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards;
  • Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender;
  • Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;
  • Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.

The JJWBGSP Secretariat presents the finalists for the preferred program scholarship to the JJ/WBG Steering Committee (composed of members of the World Bank Board of Directors and WB management) for approval. The finalists for partnership scholarship are presented for approval on a rolling basis throughout the year, matching the JJWBGSP Partner universities admission cycle. In all cases, winners are notified soon after the JJWBG Steering Committee approval.

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2019-20 is April 11, 2019.

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Deadline is April 11, 2019