Japan and World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program for Students of Developing Countries

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Scholarship Description:

Japan and World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program for Students of Developing Countries is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan  offers Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program(JJ/WBGSP) for  nationals of a World Bank member countries. Applicants must  hold a  bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and born after March 31, 1973. Eligible  applications are assessed according to academic excellence, professional  experience, and relevance of program of study. The scholarship covers airfare,  travel allowance, tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance.  The Program does not support studies in the applicant’s home  country. Applications should be submitted online by March 31, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Eligible applicants should propose a  program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as  economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource  management, or other development and related subject. Course  Level: This scholarship is for pursuing Masters degree level. Scholarship  Provider: World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan Scholarship can be taken at: Member countries of the Bank.

Eligibility:To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the  Regular Program, an applicant must: -Be a national of a World Bank member  country eligible to borrow. -Be born after March 31, 1973. -Have, by  March 31, 2013, -at least 2, preferably 4 to 5, years of recent full time  professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s  home country or in another developing country. -Hold a bachelor’s degree or  its equivalent. -Be in good health. -Be of good character. -Not be a  permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country. -Not be  residing in an industrialized country for more than one year. -Not be an  Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World  Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association,  Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for  Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, or relative of the  aforementioned.

-Applicants should submit evidence of current unconditional  admission to at least one development-related university master’s  degree program. Applicants are encouraged to apply to one of the Preferred  Universities.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The  students of World Bank member country can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: the World Bank, with funding from  the Government of Japan, established the World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program for graduate studies in subjects  related to economic development. Each year, the Program awards scholarships to  individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at  renowned universities throughout member countries of the Bank.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): The awards are given for one year and,  provided that the academic program is longer than one year, may be renewed for a  second consecutive year or a portion thereof, subject to satisfactory academic  performance in the first year and the availability of funds. There is an  absolute two year maximum limit on JJ/WBGSP awards.

What does it cover? The scholarship provides benefits for  the recipient only, covering: economy class air travel between the home country  and the host university at the start of the study program and one return journey  following the end of the overall scholarship period. In addition to the ticket,  scholars receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip; tuition and the cost  of basic medical and accident insurance usually obtained through the university;  a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books.

Selection Criteria: Eligible applications are assessed  according to three main factors: academic excellence, professional experience,  and relevance of program of study.To the extent permitted by Program  requirements and selection standards, the JJ/WBGSP: -seeks to maintain a  reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards and gives priority to  applicants from low-income countries —supports promising female candidates -gives priority to those candidates who, other things equal, have limited  financial resources.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of results by  the end of July 2013.

How to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to  apply on-line. Applications can also be sent online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application together  with all supporting documentation must be received in the Scholarship Program  Office by the deadline of March 31, 2013.

Note: The application form for the 2013 cycle will be online  soon.

Further  Scholarship Information and Application

Degree Level:

Japan and World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program for Students of Developing Countries is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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