Full Graduate Scholarships For Applicants in Developing Countries

Men and women from developing countries are invited to apply for a fully-funded graduate programme at a university in the US, Europe, Africa, Oceania, or Japan. Candidates can choose from one of the 48 development-related programmes supported by the scholarship. Participants will have all their expenses covered. The deadline is on Friday 21st May 2021.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience wishing to pursue a master’s degree in a development-related topic.

The programme offers scholarships for 48 participating graduate programmes at universities in the US, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

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.

The scholarship covers the economy class air travel, additional travel allowance, a stipend for living expenses, tuition fee exemption, and health insurance coverage.

The deadline is on Friday 21st May 2021.


Main Criteria

Developing country nationals must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree earned at least three years prior to the application deadline date;
  • Have three years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s degree.

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