Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Worlds Bank & Japan Offering Fully Funded Scholarship for Students of 160 Countries

The World Bank Group and Japan are offering a fully funded scholarship program called the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). This opportunity is open to students from developing countries, providing support for master’s programs in 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 benefit from a comprehensive scholarship package that covers:

  • 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 chosen 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 be eligible 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 are required to submit a complete application with all necessary documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The detailed guidelines and application form are available here.

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

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