Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships. If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in development-related fields and are looking for financial support, this article is for you.
We understand that the process of applying for scholarships can be overwhelming, and that is why we have created this guide to provide you with all the necessary information you need to know about the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships. In this article, we will cover the eligibility criteria, application process, benefits, and FAQs.
To be eligible for the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships, applicants must:
- Be a national of a World Bank member country.
- Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country.
- Be in good health.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) earned before 2022.
- Have at least three years of development-related work experience after earning their Bachelor’s degree.
- Be under the age of 45 as of April 1, 2022.
- Have been accepted, or be enrolled in a master’s program at a university that is among the preferred list of the JJ/WBGSP.
The application process for the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships is entirely online, and the application portal opens in April each year. Here are the steps to apply:
Step 1: Check your eligibility and review the application documents.
Before applying, make sure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and that you have all the necessary documents, including your CV, academic transcripts, and admission letter from your university.
Step 2: Register and create an account.
Create an account on the JJ/WBGSP application portal and fill out your personal information, academic background, and work experience.
Step 3: Complete the application form.
Fill out the application form and upload all the required documents. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Step 4: Submit the application.
Double-check that all the information and documents you have provided are accurate, and then submit your application. You will receive an email confirmation once your application has been received.
Benefits of the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships
The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships provide the following benefits:
- Tuition fees for the graduate program covered.
- A monthly living stipend to cover accommodation, meals, and other expenses.
- Economy class air travel between the scholarship recipient’s home country and the host university at the start and end of the study program.
- Health insurance coverage during the program.
- Travel allowance to attend conferences and workshops.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is the preferred list of universities for the JJ/WBGSP?
The preferred list of universities for the JJ/WBGSP changes each year and is announced on their website before the application portal opens.
- Can I apply for the JJ/WBGSP if I have already started my master’s program?
No, applicants must either have been accepted into a master’s program or have not started their program at the time of application.
- How many scholarships are available?
The number of scholarships available varies each year and depends on the budget allocated by the Japanese government.
- Can I apply for other scholarships at the same time?
Yes, you can apply for other scholarships, but if you receive another scholarship that covers the same expenses as the JJ/WBGSP, you will no longer be eligible for the JJ/WBGSP