Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships 2022 Portal Update : Current School News

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships 2022 Portal Update

Filed in Scholarships Update by on January 26, 2022



– Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships –

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students into their Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships for women and men from developing countries.  

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships

Host Institutions/Programs of study

JJWBGSP offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs (.xlsx 49 KB) spanning an array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs (.xlsx 15 KB) at universities in the U.S., Africa, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

Target Group

Developing country nationals

Scholarship Value/Inclusions/Duration

A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

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


The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Be a national of a World Bank member developing country (see above);

2. Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;

3. Be in good health;

4. Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;

5. Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;

6. 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.

7. By 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 and located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications open.

8. 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.

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Application Instructions

For scholarships to one of the preferred master’s programs, you must first apply and be unconditionally accepted for admissions to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) to be considered for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship.

For scholarships to one of the partner master’s programs, you must apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Master’s Degree programs.

After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a shortlist of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat to apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship. Inquiries on how to submit an admissions application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.

It is important to visit the Application Guidelines official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships 2022 Application portal is currently closed. Please Bookmark this page to stay updated.


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11 Apr 2022 (annual)

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