The Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), is in its 22nd year. The Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching. In its Regular Program, the JJ/WBGSP has awarded scholarships to 2,894 scholars chosen from a total of 56,361 applicants.
The Regular Program is open to the universities all over the world. Scholars awarded scholarships receive their training and graduated degree from more than 150 Universities in more than 30 countries. Scholars study in well-known Universities in the World Bank member countries, except their own country. The Regular Program creates high level of competition among applicants, where thousands apply and compete for a limited number of scholarships.
The Regular Program guarantees diversity of host institutions as well as an increasing number of fields of studies such as economics, education, public health, environment, agriculture, women studies, child care, etc. Graduates of the Regular Program are highly positioned in their countries, some are already ministers while others are highly involved in policy making processes
The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat initiated discussions with partner universities about cost-sharing arrangements. The goal is to reduce tuition expenses and, hence, increase the number of JJ/WBGSP scholarships. Host universities, by entering into such arrangements, recognize and appreciate the contribution of the Government of Japan to the JJ/WBGSP.
Application Guidelines
Application Forms for academic year 2009 – 2010 are currently available.

To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must read carefully the application procedure as outlined in documents below:

Eligibility Criteria


Universities to Study in 2009-2010

How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to apply online through the website: http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/scholarships
Please note that applicants are encouraged to seek admissions in institutions listed in the website underUniversities to Study in 2009-2010. Paper copies of completed applications and required documents should be sent to:
The World BankJoint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program1818 H Street, NW – MSN J2-204Washington, DC 20433USA
Applications sent by fax or e-mail are not accepted.
The application together with ALL supporting documentation must be received in the Scholarship Program Office by the deadline of March 31, 2009.Applicants should make the necessary provision to ensure receipt of their application package before the deadline. The program Secretariat is not responsible of any possible delay in mail delivery. Due to the large volume of paperwork handled by the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat, it is not possible to respond to telephone or mail requests regarding the status of applications.
This application form is not valid for the JJ/WBGSP Partnership Programs. For more information about the Partnership Programs, please visit the Program website.

One Response

  1. I have got unconditional admission from UNESCO-IHE water institute for 2012/2014 MSc program of HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCE .I am looking for scholarship.How could i apply to JJ/WBGSP?

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