Japan World Bank Graduate Masters Degree Scholarship Program



The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to females and men from countries. Developed worlds have relevant experience in the field and a record of support for the country’s development efforts who wish to pursue master’s programs in the field of development.

Japan World Bank Graduate Masters Degree Scholarship Program
Japan World Bank Graduate Masters Degree Scholarship Program

Host Institutions/Programs of study:

JJWBGSP provides scholarships to Participants in Participating Programmes at universities across the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.

Target group:

The nationals of developing countries are World Bank Member Countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

A JJWBGSP scholarship will cover tuition and a living stipend per month for round-trip travel, as well as health insurance and a travel allowance.

Note that all JJ/WBGSP awards are for the period of their graduate degree or two years, whichever is the lesser.


The applicant must satisfy the following criteria for eligibility:

  • You must be a citizen or a World Bank member country on this list;
  • Do not hold dual citizenship in any developed nation;
  • Be in good health;
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s (or comparable) degree within the last three calendar years before the application deadline date;
  • Are at least three years old of work experience in development following completing an undergraduate (or similar) degree.
  • It would be best to be employed in a development-related job in a full-time, paid time job at the date of applying. Minimum 3 years of development-related paid employment following completing a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent degree from a university) and completed within the last six years prior to the application deadline.
  • Prior to the Scholarship Application deadline, be admitted without condition (except for funding) for the next academic year. At least one JJ/WBGSP master’s degree program is located outside of the applicant’s citizenship country and their country of residence when the application deadline for scholarships opens. The admission letter should be uploaded prior to submitting your application.
  • Do not be Executive Director or their substitute, or staff in any capacity or appointment with the World Bank Group or a close relative of the above through adoption or blood. The phrase “close relative” is defined as mother, father, sister, half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son or Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

Instructions for application:

In order to be considered to be eligible for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship, applicants must first apply and are accepted unconditionally for admission to, at the very minimum, one of the participating programs. In addition, you must submit an unconditional Letter of Acceptance from a master’s degree program in your application. The application process is online once the scholarship application opens.

There are two application windows according to the application that is participating:

  1. Application Window #1
  2. From the 17th of January to the 28th of February, 2022. Noon Washington time.
  3. JJWBGSP Participating Programmes accepting applications for Window #1
  4. Application Window #2
  5. From the 29th of March to the 27th of May, 2022, 12 noon Washington time.
  6. JJWBGSP Participating Programmes accepting applications for Window #2

It is essential to visit this Application Guidelines official website (link listed below) to get more details on applying for this scholarship.

Deadline: the 28th of February/the 27th of May 2022

Masters Degree Study

The course begins in 2022-2024


Official Scholarship Website: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships

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