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World Bank Scholarships Program for Japanese Nationals

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The World Bank Scholarships Program for Japanese Nationals supports Japanese mid-career professionals either admitted to, or currently enrolled in, a master or PhD program outside of Japan in an area of study related to development who are pursuing a career in international development. Applicants

  • Must be a Japanese national;
  • Hold a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree, earned at least 3 years prior to the application deadline date;
  • Prior to the application deadline, have at least 3 years of recent, full-time, paid employment acquired after receiving the first bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Not be an Executive Director or alternate, staff, consultant of the World Bank Group or close relative or in-law of the aforementioned at the time of the application;
  • Not be employed by the Government of Japan or its related agencies at the time of application;
  • Not have received any scholarship funds from the Government of Japan for graduate studies;
  • Be currently enrolled in or for the upcoming academic year have by February 12, 2024 been unconditionally accepted (except for the condition of funding) into a master’s or PhD program focused on a development-related area at a
    university outside Japan

The scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, air fare, and medical insurance for up to 2 years.

Applications are open February 12, 2024 to April 19, 2024.

Full application due:
April 19, 2024

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