Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program – Fully Funded


Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program applications are now open to international students in selected countries for the academic year 2024-2025. This is a fully funded scholarship program offered to all worldwide students from developing students regardless of their gender.

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program:

This is a fully funded scholarship program offered for Master’s Degree Programs in Japan to train students to become leaders and professionals in their fields. This international scholarship is offered in 26 participating programs in universities in Europe, U.S., Africa, Oceania, and Japan.

Students can study in the academic fields of tax policy, economic policy management, and infrastructure management. Students are only eligible for JJWBGS if they apply to the above-mentioned areas of interest.

JJWBGS Scholarship Program is a fully funded scholarship program covering all the expenses of student stay in selected countries. So the student does not need to worry about any cost of their stay while they study.

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Host Country: Japan

Host University: Best universities of U.S. , Europe, Oceania, Africa and Japan

Financial Assistance: Fully Funded

Degree Level: Master Degree Program

Duration of Application:

  • From January 16 to February 28, 2024 
  • From March 27 to May 26, 2024

Academic Field of Study:

Following are the academic fields of study offered by JJWBGS. Students can apply during the two timelines described above. Students must apply to follow fields in universities, in order to become eligible for the scholarship program:

Programs offered by Mid-January to late February Application Period:

  1. Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University
  2. MSc in Conflict, State Building, and Development from the University of Birmingham
  3. Master of Development Practice from the University of California, Berkeley
  4. Master of Urban Design (MUD) from the University of Hong Kong
  5. Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  6. Health Systems Policy and Management at Vrije Universiteit – KIT

Programs offered during Late March to late May Application Period:

  1. Australian National University
    • Master of Climate Change
    • Master of Environmental and Resource Economics
    • Master of Environmental Management and Development
    • Master of Public Policy
  2. Brandeis University
    • Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence
    • Master in Global Health Policy and Management
  3. Columbia — School of International and Public Affairs
    • MPA in Development Practice
    • Master of Public Administration
  4. Erasmus University Rotterdam-IHS
    • MSc in Urban Management and Development with specializations:
      • Urban Digital Transformation & Innovation: Governance and Economics of Cities
      • Urban Housing & Land Justice: Equitable Access to Sustainable Land, Housing & Services
      • Urban Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change: Integrated Management of Land, Water, and Air
      • Strategic Urban Planning & Policies: Managing Socio-Spatial Dynamics for Sustainable Cities
  5. Harvard — Kennedy School of Government
    • Master of Public Administration in International Development
  6. IHE Delft Institute
    • MSc in Water and Sustainable Development with tracks:
      • Water, Food and Energy Track
      • Water Hazards, Risks and Climate Track
      • Water and Health Track
      • Water Resources and Ecosystem Health Track
  7. Keio University
    • Master in Taxation Policy and Management
  8. London School of Economics
    • MSc Development Management
    • MSc Development Studies
    • MSc Global Health Policy
    • MSc International Social and Public Policy
  9. National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
    • Tax Course of the Public Finance Program
  10. Saitama University
    • International Graduate Program on Civil and Environmental Engineering
  11. SOAS University of London
    • MSc International Finance and Development
  12. Stanford University
    • Master in International Policy
  13. Université Clermont-Auvergne – FERDI
    • Master in Economic Policy Management
  14. University of Leeds
    • Master of Public Health (International)
  15. University of Oxford
    • Blavatnik School of Government: Master of Public Policy
    • Department of International Development: MSc in Refugees and Forced Migration Studies
  16. University of Sussex
    • MA Environment, Development and Policy
    • MA Food and Development
    • MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy
    • MA Migration and Global Development
  17. University of Tokyo
    • Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP): Master of Public Policy, International Program
    • Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Science: International Program on Agricultural Development Studies
  18. University of Tsukuba
    • Master’s Program in Economic and Public Policy
  19. Yokohama National University
    • Infrastructure Management Program (IMP)|Institute of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University (

Scholarship Value/ Inclusions:

Following are the scholarship benefits offered by JJWBGSP:

  • Round trip airfare ticket.
  • $500 travel allowance
  • Covers tuition fees.
  • Medical insurance is provided.
  • Monthly allowance to cover all the expenses of students.
  • Accommodation, food, books allowance.

Eligible Countries:

Following is the list of countries that are eligible for the scholarship program. Visit here.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following eligibility criteria should be met prior to applying for the scholarship program:

  • Students must be from the above-mentioned country list.
  • Students must not belong to the dual citizenship of a developed country.
  • Good health status.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree completed at least 3 years prior to applying for the scholarship program.
  • Have a work experience of 3 years.
  • At the time of submitting an application, the student must be employed in development-related work.
  • Students must get admitted to JJWSBG Master Program at the time of scholarship application.

How to Apply:

  • Students need to apply online through the link given below.
  • To be considered for the scholarship program, students must apply to the above-listed master programs.
  • Students need to upload a letter of acceptance in JJWBGSP from a participating Master’s degree program.
  • Complete the form and upload all the required documents.
  • Student must upload letter of recommendation.

Deadline to Apply:

Two application deadlines:

Application Window 1: January 16 to February 28, 2024

Application Window 2: March 27 to May 26, 2024

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