The Asian Development Bank (ADB)–Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in Asia and the Pacific.
Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.
Each scholarship covers tuition, subsistence (including housing allowance), book allowance, medical insurance, and travel expenses. In special circumstances, where additional training is deemed necessary, expenditures incurred to improve language proficiency and computer literacy may be covered under the scholarship.
Who is Eligible?
- A national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicant from a country that is no longer borrowing from ADB is not eligible for the ADB–JSP Scholarship)
- Gained admission at an approved MA/PhD course at an academic institution
- A bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, with superior academic record
At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application; proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies
Not more than 35 years old at the time of application; in exceptional cases, for programs that are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old
In good health
Should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies underthe Program
Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants,and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship
Staff of designated institutions are not eligible for the Scholarship
Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are noteligible for the Scholarship
ADB–JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduatedegree programs
ADB–JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs,short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects
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