The JJ/WBGSP Masters Scholarship for 2022/2023 Academic year

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain 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, JJ/WBGSP offers scholarships for 26 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.


The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Tuition for the graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • Economy class air travel between candidates’ home country and the host university at the start of their 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;
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books).


Applicants for the JJ/WBGSP Masters Scholarship must come from Developing countries and must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years before 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.

Selection Criteria

Candidates for the JJ/WBGSP Masters Scholarship will be selected based on the quality of their

  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Recommendations
  • Commitment to your Home Country
  • Education Background
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Application Process

To apply for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), click here.

Deadline: February 28, 2022.

For more information on the JJ/WBGSP Masters Scholarship, visit the official site.

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