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Update Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) 2024

Opportunity Deadline

May 25, 2024
Master Degree
All Nationalities
Male, Female, Both
Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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Organization: World Bank
Education Level: Masters
Category: Scholarship
Funding Type: Fully Funded
Gender: Male and Female
Deadline: 25 May 2024
Location: United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain

Information Regarding the 2024 Update to the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP):

Update: The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) 2024 is available to students pursuing master’s degrees in finance, education, public health, and development.

This scholarship, which is being offered by the World Bank, includes full funding, tuition, economy class airfare, a USD 600 travel allowance, and a monthly allowance for subsistence. The only people who qualify for this scholarship are citizens of a select few poor countries.

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Master’s degree
From the World Bank
Last day: May 25, 2024
Value of scholarship: Full funding, tuition, airfare in economy class, travel reimbursement of USD 600, and monthly sustenance allowance
Location: Portugal, Spain, United States, United Kingdom

Citizens of particular developing nations who have previously supported their governments’ development efforts and have the required professional experience through the JJ/WBGSP are eligible to apply for master’s degrees in development-related subjects. JJ/WBGSP provides scholarships for 52 Participating Master’s Programs in critical development disciplines like infrastructure management, tax policy, and economic policy management at 27 universities in the US, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan, subject to funding availability.

Benefits of the Scholarship:

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 $600 travel allowance for each trip;
Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.
Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.


Applicants must be nationals of one of the developing nations on this list that the World Bank has identified; they cannot hold dual citizenship with any developed nation.
The candidate needs to be in good health.
The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, obtained no less than three years before the application deadline.
When submitting the scholarship application, the applicant must be working a full-time, paid job related to development. possess a bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) and have worked in a paid development-related capacity for at least three years after the application deadline, or within the last six years.
Candidates must be accepted unconditionally (without regard to funding) into at least one of the master’s programs involved in the JJ/WBGSP, which are situated outside of the applicant’s nation of citizenship and place of residence as listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens, for the upcoming academic year on or before the deadline for scholarship applications. Before the scholarship application can be submitted, the admission letter needs to be uploaded.
No candidate may hold an executive director position, hold an alternate position, work for the World Bank Group, or be related to any of the aforementioned individuals by blood or adoption. “Close relative” refers to a parent, sister, brother, half-sister, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew.
Reapplication is not permitted for those who have previously been given a JJ/WBGSP scholarship but turned it down or who have previously been awarded a scholarship but did not complete their education.

Procedure for Application:

In order to be considered for this award, the applicant must submit two recommendation letters along with an online application.



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