The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who wish to pursue a Master Degree in a development-related field. JJWBGSP offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs spanning a wide array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs at universities in U.S., Africa 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 returning to their home country to use their new skills to contribute to their countries’ social and economic development. The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is listed in the Preferred Programs for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). An applicant can use AIT offer letter to seek JJ/WBGSP scholarship provided he/she is qualified for AIT as per AIT Admission Requirements.
The following 9 academic programs are listed for August 2018 Intake:
- Master’s in Agricultural Systems and Engineering
- Master’s in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management
- Master’s in Environmental Engineering and Management
- Master’s in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology
- Master’s in Gender and Development Studies
- Master’s in Natural Resources Management
- Master’s in Regional and Rural Development Planning
- Master’s in Urban Environmental Management
- Master’s in Water Engineering and Management
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- 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, scholars 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.
- A monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books. The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.
Developing country nationals must:
- Be a national of a World Bank member developing country
- Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country
- Be in good health
- Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the application deadline date
- Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree
- Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJWBGSP Preferred or Partner Master’s Degree Programs
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