ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme (JSP) 2023-2024 in Asia and the Pacific

ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme (JSP) 2023-2024 in Asia and the Pacific

Deadline: Ongoing

Applications are open for the ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme (JSP) 2023 in Asia and the Pacific. The ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme (JSP) aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake graduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.

The scholarship is for one (1) year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute. The maximum duration of scholarship award is two (2) years for masters programme. Upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Fields of Study

The major fields of study are:

  • Science and Technology: Agriculture, Biological Science, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Forestry, Genetics, and Health
  • Economics, Business and Management: Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Commerce, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International Cooperation, and Social Sciences
  • Development Studies: Asia Pacific Studies, Development Management, and Development Studies
  • Law and Public Policy: International Business Law, International Environmental Law, Policy Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy

Scholarship

The ADB-JSP provides:

  • full tuition fees
  • monthly subsistence allowance (including housing)
  • books and instructional materials
  • medical insurance
  • travel expenses

For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.

Eligibility

The candidate should:

  • be a national of an ADB borrowing member country and Japanese ODA scholarship-eligible country;
  • not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • have gained admission to an approved master’s course at a Designated Institution;
  • hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record;
  • have at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. The candidate must have proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies;
  • not be more than 35 years old at the time of application, unless waived in exceptional cases with the expressed endorsement of the Government of Japan;
  • be in good health;
  • agree to return and work in his/her home country for at least two (2) years after completion of studies under the Programme in order to contribute to its development;
  • not be an Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management, staff and consultants of ADB, or the close relatives of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: spouse, mother, stepmother, father, stepfather, sister, stepsister, brother, stepbrother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew;
  • not be staff of ADB–JSP Designated Institutions;
  • not be living or working in a country other than his/her home country; and
  • not be already enrolled in graduate degree programmes.

Application

  • Applicant requests for information and application forms from the chosen partner institution
  • Applicant completes required documents for application including ADB-JSP information sheet
  • Applicant sends documents to institution
  • Institution evaluates and decides on admission and applicant
  • Institution sends shortlist of candidates to ADB
  • ADB reviews submission from institutions
  • ADB recommends awardees based on its selection criteria to the Japanese executive director for approval
  • ADB selects scholars and informs institution
  • Institution informs all scholars

For more information, see FAQ and visit ADB-Japan Scholarship.

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