JJWBGSP fully funded Scholarship Program 2024 for Japanese Nationals


DEADLINE : May 24, 2024
Who can apply : Japanese citizens.
Duration : 2 years
Scholarship type : FULLY Funded 
Number  of scholarships available: not specified
AGE Limits - No
Fields of study - 45 Master's Programs at 27 universities  
Gender - Male / Fmale
Application Fee Required -no 

Joint Graduate Scholarship Program for Japanese Nationals with the World Bank.
Application period JJWBGSP Scholarship Program  2023  for Japanese Nationals will February 6–April 20, 2023.
Award: A scholarship for Japanese professionals in their mid-career who are pursuing a career in international development and who have been accepted to, or are presently enrolled in, a master's or PhD programme in a field of study related to development outside of Japan. This scholarship covers tuition, a monthly living allowance, air travel, and health insurance for a maximum of two years.

Core Qualification Requirements for JJWBGSP Scholarship Program:

• Have Japanese citizenship;

• Possess a Bachelor's degree (or an equivalent degree) that was earned at least three years before the application deadline;

• Have at least three years of recent, full-time, paid employment acquired since receiving the initial Bachelor's (or equivalent) degree before the application deadline;
• At the time of application, the applicant must not be an Executive Director or an alternate, staff member, consultant for the World Bank Group, or a close relative or in-law of any of the aforementioned;

• At the time of application, not be employed by the Government of Japan or any of its affiliated organisations;

• Not have received any government of Japan scholarships for graduate studies;

• Be enrolled in a master's or PhD programme with a development-related focus at a university outside of Japan, or for the following academic year, have received unconditional acceptance (aside from the requirement of funding) by February 6, 2023.
Application Procedure: The World Bank Scholarships Program website contains the application guidelines, a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements, an online application form, and a list of necessary documents.

By April 20, 2023, at noon, Washington, DC time, the completed application must be submitted online.

In June 2023, up to 15 awards will be revealed for the following academic year.

JJWBGSP Scholarship for Japanese Nationals Benefits 

The Government of Japan fully funds the scholarship, which offers each recipient the following advantages throughout the scholarship period:

  • The scholarship will cover one round-trip economy flight from the scholar's home country to the host university at the start of the graduate degree programme, as well as a USD 500 travel expense, if they are not already enrolled in the graduate programme.
  • The scholarship will pay for one economy-class flight from the host university to Japan or a developing nation where the scholar has secured employment, as well as a USD500 travel allowance, if at the end of the scholarship period the scholar has fulfilled all requirements to earn the graduate degree.
  • tuition for his or her graduate programme for the duration of the scholarship, as well as the value of basic health insurance that can be obtained through the university.
  • During the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living costs is provided while on campus (accommodations, food, etc., including books). Depending on the host nation, the allowance varies in size.
  • Please be aware that all JJ/WBGSP scholarships only cover the first two years of the graduate programme.

Particpation institutes - 


1. Australian National University

Master of Climate Change

Master of Environmental and Resource Economics

Master of Environmental Management and Development

Master of Public Policy

2. Brandeis University

Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development 1

Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Master in Global Health Policy and Management

3. Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

MPA in Economic Policy Management 2

MPA in Development Practice

Master of Public Administration

4. Erasmus University Rotterdam-IHS

MSc in Urban Management and Development — Urban Digital Transformation & Innovation: Governance and Economics of Cities

MSc in Urban Management and Development — Urban Housing & Land Justice: Equitable Access to Sustainable Land, Housing & Services
MSc in Urban Management and Development — Urban Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change: Integrated Management of Land, Water and Air
MSc in Urban Management and Development — Strategic Urban Planning & Policies: Managing Socio-Spatial Dynamics for Sustainable Cities

5.  Harvard University — Kennedy School of Government

Master of Public Administration in International Development

6. IHE Delft Institute

MSc in Water and Sustainable Development — Water, Food and Energy Track

MSc in Water and Sustainable Development — Water Hazards, Risks and Climate Track

MSc in Water and Sustainable Development — Water and Health Track

MSc in Water and Sustainable Development — Water Resources and Ecosystem Health Track

7. Johns Hopkins University

Master of Public Health

8. Keio University

Master in Taxation Policy and Management

9. London School of Economics

MSc Development Management
MSc Development Studies
MSc Global Health Policy

MSc International Social and Public Policy

10. National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Tax Course of the Public Finance Program

11. Saitama University

International Graduate Program on Civil and Environmental Engineering

12. SOAS University of London

MSc International Finance and Development

13. Stanford University

Master in International Policy

14.University of Birmingham

MSc Conflict, State Building and Development

15. University of California-Berkeley

Master of Development Practice

16. Université Clermont-Auvergne — FERDI

Master in Economic Policy Management

17. Université Félix Houphouët Boigny

Economic Policy Management Program (GPE)

18. University of Hong Kong

Master of Urban Design (MUD)

19. University of Leeds

Master of Public Health (International)

20. University of Oxford

Blavatnik School of Government: Master of Public Policy

Department of International Development: MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

21. University of Sussex

MA Environment, Development and Policy

MA Food and Development

MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy

MA Migration and Global Development

22. University of Tokyo

Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP):  Master of Public Policy, International Program

Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Science: International Program on Agricultural Development Studies

23. University of Tsukuba

Master’s Program in Economic and Public Policy

24. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Educational Policy Studies

25. Vrije Universiteit

Health Systems Policy and Management

26. Williams College

Master of Art in Policy Economics 3

27. Yokohama National University

Infrastructure Management Program (IMP)|Institute of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University (ynu.ac.jp)


How to Apply  JJWBGSP Scholarship for Japanese Citizens 2023

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Source - https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships#4

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