Government of Japan ADB Scholarship 2024. (Fully Funded)

  • Fully Funded
  • Asian and Pacific Universities
  • Masters
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • Japan Asia and Pacific Countries
Government of Japan ADB Scholarships.Government of Japan ADB Scholarships.

Description for Government of Japan ADB Scholarship:

Calling all aspiring Masters students from Asia and the Pacific! The prestigious ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue your academic dreams fully funded by the Japanese Government. This highly competitive program selects 300 exceptional individuals each year to embark on their Masters journey at top universities across 9 diverse countries.

Why choose the ADB Scholarship?

  • Financial freedom: Tuition fees, monthly living allowance, book & material costs, medical insurance, and even travel expenses are completely covered, allowing you to focus solely on academic excellence.
  • World-class education: Learn from renowned faculty at prestigious universities in fields like economics, business & management, science & technology, and other development-related areas.
  • Global network: Join a vibrant community of bright scholars from across the region, forging valuable connections and lifelong friendships.

Degree Level for Government of Japan ADB Scholarship:

Government of Japan ADB Scholarship 2024. (Fully Funded) is available to undertake Masters level programs at .

Available Subjects for Government of Japan ADB Scholarship:

  1. Science and Technology:

    • Agriculture, Biological Science, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Forestry, Genetics, and Health.
  2. Economics, Business and Management:

    • Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Commerce, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International Cooperation, and Social Sciences.
  3. Development Studies:

    • Asia Pacific Studies, Development Management, and Development Studies.
  4. Law and Public Policy:

    • International Business Law, International Environmental Law, Policy Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy.

Benefits for Government of Japan ADB Scholarship:

The ADB-JSP offers:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees
  • Monthly living allowance, encompassing housing expenses
  • Provision for books and instructional materials
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Coverage for travel expenses
  • For scholars involved in research, a specialized grant might be accessible for thesis preparation. Additionally, the scholarship may cover preparatory language courses, computer literacy, or similar needs in specific situations.

Eligible Nationalities for Government of Japan ADB Scholarship:

Available to citizens of the following countries/areas:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

Eligibility Criteria for Government of Japan ADB Scholarship:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for the ADB–Japan Scholarship Program:

  • Citizenship: Candidates should hail from an ADB borrowing member country and also qualify as eligible for the Japanese ODA scholarship.
  • Dual Citizenship: Holding dual citizenship in any developed country is not permissible.
  • Admission: Applicants need to secure admission to an approved master’s program at a Designated Institution.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree or its equivalent with an outstanding academic performance.
  • Professional Experience: At least two years of full-time professional work experience post obtaining a university degree is required at the time of application. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills is essential for successful academic pursuits.
  • Age Limit: Applicants should not exceed 35 years at the time of application, except in special cases endorsed by the Government of Japan.
  • Health and Commitment: Candidates must be in good health and commit to returning to and working in their home country for a minimum of two years following completion of the program to contribute to its development.
  • Relationship and Employment: Applicants must not hold positions or be closely related by blood or adoption (spouse, parent, sibling, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew) to Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management, staff, or consultants of ADB. They should also not be staff at ADB–JSP Designated Institutions or be residing or employed in a country other than their home nation. Additionally, they should not already be enrolled in graduate degree programs.

Application Procedure for Government of Japan ADB Scholarship:

  1. Request information and application forms from the chosen partner institution.
  2. Complete required application documents, including the ADB-JSP information sheet.
  3. Send the completed documents to the institution.
  4. The institution evaluates and decides on admission and applicants.
  5. The institution submits a shortlist of candidates to ADB.
  6. ADB reviews the submissions from institutions.
  7. ADB recommends awardees to the Japanese executive director for approval, based on selection criteria.
  8. ADB selects scholars and notifies the institution.
  9. The institution informs all scholars about their status.

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