The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

first_img Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program March 5, 2014 Published by tatjana TWAS-CAS Young Scientists Award for Frontier Science Pocket LinkedIn 0 Tweetcenter_img +1 Deadline: 27 March 2014Open to: nationals of developing countries, holding Bachelor degree, who are currently employedScholarship: round-ticket, tuition, monthly subsistence allowanceDescriptionThe Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is quite unique among the hundreds of multilateral, bilateral and NGO funded scholarship programs offered to international students. Unlike most other well- known programs it does not focus on a specific region, group, hosting institution or country, or field of study. Except for a small funding window for Japanese citizens, the only major restrictions are: scholars from developing countries pursue abroad graduate studies in one of the partner or preferred university graduate programs, and upon graduation scholars return home to contribute to the development of their country.There are two ways citizens of developing countries can apply for this scholarship:For scholarships to one of the partner masters programs, please first apply to at least one of partner university masters programs. The university will send the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat a short list of eligible candidates that have been accepted by the partner program, and the JJ/WBGSP Steering Committee will award scholarships to a subset of the short-listed applicants.For scholarships to one of the preferred masters programs, you need to apply to the university to get accepted into the program and also apply directly to JJ/WBGSP for the scholarship.EligibilityThe applicant meets the following eligibility criteria:Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow;Not be a dual citizen of any industrialized country;Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, relative or in-law of the aforementioned;Holds a Bachelors degree (or equivalent university degree) earned before 2011;Currently employed in a paid and full time position at time of application;Have, by the application deadline, at least 3 years but no more than 20 years of recent full time paid employment in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country acquired after receiving the first Bachelors (or equivalent university) degree, and at least 3 years of recent experience in development-related work;Have, by the notification of the scholarship award, been accepted unconditionally (except for funding) to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university masters programs that is listed on the JJ/WBGSP website, that is located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence;Be in good health, as certified by a medical doctor, with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the masters programScholarshipThe scholarship is fully funded by the Government of Japan, and provides the following benefits:economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and one return journey following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, you will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance usually obtained through the university. please note that all our partner and preferred masters programs are 2 years or less and the scholarship covers the duration of the program;a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books. The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.ApplicationAn application will be accepted and reviewed if the applicant submits only one completed application electronically through the on-line application site by the application deadline of noon, Washington D.C time (Eastern Standard Time/EST) on Thursday, 27 March 2014. An application is considered complete if it includes: a completed Application Form; and two professional recommendation letters.Inquiries regarding JJWBGSP or the application process can be sent to: [email protected] more information visit the official website HERE. Similar Stories The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2021 Transparency International School on Integrity, Vilnius, Lithuania → ← Assist Elderly and Children in Uganda The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programlast_img

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