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Apply For The 2019/2020 World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program for Developing Countries Nationals

Brief Description:

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open to women and men from developing countries 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.   


Developing Country nationals must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank developing countries member.

  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country.

  • Be in good health.

  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date.

  • Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree.

  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period.

  • In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip.

  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.

  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc.,including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.

Deadline: April 11, 2019

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