2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program – Fully Funded

2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program – Fully Funded

Type of Scholarship Fellowships & Scholarships
Posted Date 14 April 2021
Last Date 21 May 2021
Country Japan
Who Can Apply International Students
Organizer World Bank
2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program – Fully Funded
2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program – Fully Funded


Applications are open for the 2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program – Fully Funded. The deadline for the scholarship is 21st May 2021.

The World Bank Scholarships Program contributes to the World Bank Group’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to faculty development and knowledge allocation in the developing world. It is an important constituent of the Bank Group’s efforts to promote economic development and shared wealth through advancing in education and developing human resources in the developing world.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related topic.

Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 48 Participating Programs at universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

After earning their degree, developing country scholars commit to return to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countries’ social and economic development.

Benefits of 2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program

  • 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, a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program
  • Basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • 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.


  • Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in the call’s Application Guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to.
  • No exceptions are made.
  • Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals must:
  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position
  • At least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline.
  • The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that is on the list of Fragile and Conflict States featured in Annex 3 of the Application Guidelines.
  • On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens.
  • 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.

2021 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships Program – Fully Funded

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