World Bank and Japan are providing fully funded scholarships for students from 160 countries

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), a fully funded initiative by the World Bank Group and Japan, is now open for applications. This scholarship is available to students from developing countries, offering support for master’s programs across various regions, including the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan.

Application Periods:

  • First Window: January 15, 2024, to February 29, 2024
  • Second Window: March 25 to May 24, 2024

Full Coverage of Expenses:

Successful applicants will receive a comprehensive scholarship package covering:

  • Economy class air travel between the student’s home country and the host university.
  • Two-way airfare, along with an additional travel allowance of US $500 per trip.
  • Full tuition for the selected graduate program.
  • Cost of medical insurance.
  • Monthly stipend to cover various expenses, including accommodation, food, and books. The stipend amount varies based on the country of study.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for the JJ/WBGSP, applicants must:

  • Be nationals of a developing country (refer to the World Bank’s list of developing countries).
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Hold nationality from a country listed by the World Bank.

Participating Universities and Courses:

JJ/WBGSP supports scholarships for 52 participating Master’s Programs offered by 27 universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan. Applicants need to submit a complete application with all necessary documents, as incomplete applications will not be processed. Detailed guidelines and the application form are available [here](link to the application).

This initiative aims to empower students from developing nations by providing access to quality education, fostering future leaders who can contribute to the development of their home countries. Individuals interested in academic and personal growth are encouraged to explore this unique opportunity.

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