Keep up to date with the latest news

Graduate Scholarship Program for Japan and the World Bank-2023

  • Newcastle University
  • Fully Funded
  • Masters
  • The United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan
  • International Students


Continue your studies at partnering colleges in the United States, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan. Excellent news! The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is presently accepting applications. This post will go into depth regarding this scholarship program, its perks, and the application procedure.

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2023-2025 provides foreign students with a fully supported master’s degree. The JJ/WBGSP scholarship will cover the entire tuition, housing, economy-class air travel, and a monthly living stipend. Women and men from poor countries with appropriate professional experience and a history of contributing to their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related area are eligible for the WBGSP.


The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program gives the following incentives to the recipient:

  • Air travel in economy class between your home country and the host university at the commencement of your study program and soon after the scholarship period ends. In addition to two-way flight tickets, each scholar will receive a US $500 travel allowance.
  • Tuition for your graduate degree, as well as the cost of basic medical insurance provided by the institution.
  • A monthly subsistence payment to cover all living expenses while on campus throughout the scholarship term (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The allowance amount varies based on the host nation.

Please keep in mind that all JJ/WBGSP scholarships are for the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is shorter.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover the following expenses:

  • Costs of VISA application(s)
  • Expenses incurred in bringing and/or supporting a scholar’s family members;
  • Extracurricular activities or training;
  • Courses that do not fulfill the minimum credit requirements for a graduate degree;
  • The graduate program does not include language instruction.
  • Additional trips during the term of study;
  • Expenses for research, supplemental educational materials, field excursions, workshops/seminars, or internships
  • Computers are examples of educational equipment.
  • Fee for a resident permit

Selection procedure

  • Languages required: English
  • All countries in the world are eligible.
  • No dual nationality in any civilized country;
  • Maintain excellent health;
  • Have a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree that was earned at least three years previous to the Application Deadline date.
  • Possess 3 years or more of recent development-related job experience following the completion of a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
  • Be working in development-related work in a paid full-time employment at the time you apply for the scholarship. The only exemption to this condition is for developing country nationals from countries on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States, which will be presented to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
  • On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be unconditionally admitted (except for funding) to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. Before submitting your application, you must attach your admission letter.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, or staff of any World Bank Group position, or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption, with “near relative” defined as Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew; *Please keep in mind that all qualifying conditions are rigorously followed. There are no exceptions. During an open call for applications, eligibility requirements WILL NOT CHANGE. This information, however, is subject to change between the completion of one application procedure and the start of the next.


  • To begin, you must apply to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Programs (s). Inquiries about how to apply for admission to a partner program should be directed to the relevant university.
  • From here, create an account on the scholarship website.
  • Dateline:
    • Application Window#1: From January 16 to February 28, 2023, at noon Washington time.
    • Application Window #2: From March 27 to May 26, 2023, at noon Washington time.