One of the biggest interesting eye-catching opportunities in the world!!! The applications are open to apply for the Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship 2023. The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain developing countries (Ethiopia included) with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic (masters of public health and global health policy included). Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers fully funded scholarships for 45 Participating Master’s Programs in 27 universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development. Applicants can apply for the Master’s Program in any country under World Bank for a duration of 2 years.
- Host Country: U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan
- Degree Level: Masters Program
- Funded by: World Bank Group
- Open to: Developing Countries
- Deadline: 28th February 2023
- Duration: 2-Year Master Program.
The applications for the World Bank Japan Scholarship open two times a year. You can apply in both rounds.
From January 16 to February 28, 2023, at noon Washington time
Application Window #2
From March 27 to May 26, 2023, at noon Washington time
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is fully funded and covers all expenses related to enrolling in a master’s degree program such as:
- Economy class Air Travel between your home country and the host university.
- The Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship (JJWBS) offers two-way Airfare, with an additional travel allowance of US $500 per trip for scholars.
- Full Tuition for your graduate program
- Cost of Medical Insurance.
- Monthly Stipend to cover all the expenses such as Accommodation, Food, and Books.
N.B: The amount varies on the country where you will get scholarships such as U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.
To be eligible for the Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship:
- Applicants must have nationality from a country listed by the World Bank. (Ethiopian citizens are eligible)
- Applicants should not be dual citizens of a developed country, and not be connected to anyone working for the World Bank Group.
- Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree
- Applicants must have three years of relevant work experience following their graduation.
- Bachelor’s degree or diploma.
- Document pertaining to the years of work experience.
- Letter of Admission.
- Two recommendation letters: from people knowing the applicant directly regarding his or her work experience.
- One completed application form.
- Medical certificate.
- Valid Passport or another identification card
How to apply
To be considered for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship, you must first apply and be unconditionally accepted for admissions to at least one of the Participating Programs. In your application, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD AN UNCONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE from a participating master’s degree program. Applications are done online.
- Firstly, two qualified assessors will assess on the basis of the quality of professional experience (30% weightage), quality of professional recommendations (30% weightage), Quality of commitment to your home country (30% weightage), and quality of educational background (10% weightage)
- Secondly, the Secretariat of the program reviews the assessment of two assessors on the following criteria including reasonable distribution of awards with regards to geography and gender, the applicants having limited financial resources, and the struggling circumstances of students.
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