Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 

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 degree program in a development-related topic.

Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 45 Participating Master’s Programs in 27 universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

Please note that if you are not admitted to one of these 45 Participating Master’s Programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2023.

To accommodate the academic calendar of JJWBGSP Participating Programs, the next application process will be organized in two rounds:

Please note that special application procedures will need to be followed for 3 Participating Programs in 2023.

The link to the online JJWBGSP Application Form is only communicated by JJWBGSP Participating Programs to the applicants they have shortlisted. Please contact directly the Participating Program you are targeting.

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.

A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance. View a detailed list of benefits.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
How to Apply
Selection Process
Scholarship Benefits

Post expires at 6:00pm on Friday May 26th, 2023