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Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship for Developing Countries 2024 [Window 1]

Are you a student from a developing nation looking to pursue a postgraduate degree in a development-related field? Then the Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2024 is now open for application window 1. This program offers scholarships for various study programs in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan that focus on key areas of development.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Japanese Government/ World Bank
  • Host Institution(s): Institutions in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan
  • Study level: Master’s Degree
  • Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship benefits (below)
  • Nationality: Developing countries.

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of a World Bank member developing country and should not hold a dual citizenship of a developed country.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent obtained at least 3 years prior to the application deadline date.
  • Applicants must possess 3 years or more recent development-related experience after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Must be in good health
  • Applicants must have been offered an unconditional admission to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJ/WBGSP Preferred or Partner Master’s Degree Programs.

Scholarship Benefits

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship 2024 provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start and end of the scholarship period. Scholars will also 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.
  • Monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses while on campus during the scholarship period.
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Application Procedure

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship for Developing Countries are to complete the 2024 JJ/WBGSP in a participating Program for Window 1 on or before the application deadline.

Those seeking a JJ/WBGSP Preferred Program Scholarship must in parallel, apply for admission to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) and apply for a JJWBGSP scholarship.

Application Deadline: 29 February 2024

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