Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024


Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship 2024 for Masters Programs, Apply now


Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program 2024 – The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is accepting applications for women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience to pursue one of the preferred and partner masters programs at participating Universities around the world.


Important Date

  • Application Window-1: From February 29, 2024


Scholarship Benefits

  • 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 obtained through the university.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in that 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 the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline.


Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online at website
  • Applicants can apply for scholarships to both Preferred and Partner Programs. The process to apply to a Preferred Program and to a Partner Program differs:

Scholarship to attend a preferred program Attention

  • The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship to our Preferred Programs
  • Guidance for this call for applications, including this call’s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet


Selection Process

  • The JJ/WBGSP uses the following process to review eligible scholarship applications from developing country nationals, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.
    • Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
    • Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
    • Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
    • Quality of Education Background (10% weight)
  • The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:
  • Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards
  • Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender
  • Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;
  • Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.


Additional Requirements for the Scholarship

After you submit your completed application, it will go through a multi-step selection process, described in the “Selection Process” section of the JJWBGSP website. For those applicants notified in March 2024 of their status as a finalist, the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat will request and require the following additional information:

  1. Identification: When the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat offers a scholarship, the finalist will be requested to submit a scanned copy of the identification page of his/her Passport , or in case the applicant lacks a valid Passport, he/she can provide another acceptable legal document (birth or marriage certificate), with the name IDENTICAL to the one submitted on the Application Form to the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat within three business days from the time the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat offers the scholarship
  2. Medical Certificate: After the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat offers a scholarship, and at least 21 days before traveling to the host university to commence the master program, the finalist will be requested to submit a scanned copy of a health certificate. This certificate must be less than three months old from the start date of their master’s program and must be from a medical doctor stating the scholar is in good health.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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