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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.

It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries. The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in 27 academic institutions located in 10 countries within the Region.The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.

What does the scholarship cover?

The ADB-JSP provides

-full tuition fees
-a monthly subsistence and housing allowance
-an allowance for 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.

What are the participating institutions of the ADB-JSP?

The following institutions participate in the Program:

1. Crawford School of Economics and Government (National Centre for Development Studies)
Australian National University Canberra, Australia
2. University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia
3. University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi, India
5. Hitotsubashi University
School of International and Public Policy Tokyo, Japan
6. International University of Japan Niigata, Japan
7. Keio University
International Graduate Programs on Advanced Science and Technology
Graduate School of Economics
Graduate School of System Design and Management Yokohama, Japan
8. Kobe University
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies Kobe, Japan
9. Kyushu University
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences Graduate School of Law Fukuoka, Japan
10. Nagoya University
Graduate School of International Development Nagoya, Japan
11. National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
(formerly Graduate School of Policy Science, Saitama University) Tokyo, Japan
12. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Oita, Japan
13. Ritsumeikan University
Graduate School of Economics Kyoto, Japan
14. Saitama University
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Saitama, Japan
15. Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo, Japan
16. The University of Tokyo
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Urban Engineering
Graduate School of Public Policy
Institute of Environmental Studies
School of International Health Tokyo, Japan
17. Tsukuba University
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Ibaraki, Japan
18. University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand
19. Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
20. Asian Institute of Management Manila, Philippines
21. International Rice Research Institute
University of the Philippines, Los Banos Laguna, Philippines
22. Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Business School Singapore
23. National University of Singapore Singapore
24. Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand
25. Thammasat University Bangkok, Thailand
26. East-West Center, University of Hawaii Hawaii, USA

What are the programs covered by the ADB-JSP?

Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in

– economics
– management
– health
– education
– agriculture
– environment
– natural resource management
– science and technology
– other development-related fields

What are the eligibility requirements for ADB-JSP?

*A national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship).
*Gained admission to an approved MA/PhD course at an academic institution .
*A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
*At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
*Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
*In good health.
*Should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.
*Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
Staff of academic institutions are not eligible for the Scholarship.
*Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
*ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
*ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

What is the procedure for applying for ADB-JSP?

Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen Academic Institution(s. Applicants are encouraged to access various resources, including the institutions’ websites and handbooks, and institution information sessions held in-country, to assist them in making an informed decision on the academic institution and course they wish to undertake.

Applicants should indicate to the academic institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed Institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution.

Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation. Failure to do so may result in an application not being processed or to an award being terminated if documentation or information provided is later determined to be false. Applicants are required to submit their latest Income Tax Return or Certification of their Annual Salary/Monthly Salary, whichever is available. They should also submit a Certification of Family Income (Parent’s Income).

The academic institution will screen and rank the applicants, based on its own selection criteria, keeping in view the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the ADB. In the evaluation process, the academic institution may contact the candidates for further information. The academic institution will then submit its ranked list of applicants to ADB, including a description of the score/grading system which is the basis for the ranking.

ADB will review the submission from the academic institutions and recommend awardees based on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive Director of Japan for formal approval.

Upon approval by the Executive Director of Japan, ADB will advise academic institutions on the successful candidates.

The academic institution will inform all applicants of the outcome of the selection process and begin to make arrangements for the awardees take up their scholarships.
The academic institutions will arrange for the signing of the Acceptance of Scholarship Award by awardee wherein the scholars agree that after completion of their study, they will return to their home country.

ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory letter to each scholar.

Download the Information Sheet in Ms Word format.
Download the Information Sheet in PDF format
.

Applications for scholarships should be sent at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.

For further information, contact:

ADB-Japan Scholarship Program
Office of Cofinancing Operations
Asian Development Bank

E-mail: adbjsp@adb.org
Fax: + 63 2 636 2444; + 63 2 636 2456
Web site: http://www.adb.org/JSP/

Visit us: Room 7729 East
Asian Development Bank
#6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City
1550, Metro Manila, Philippines
http://www.adb.org/JSP/default.asp

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1 Comment

  1. Benyam Berhanu says:

    Please I am a young Ethiopian graduate with a first class honors(3.83) in Bachelor of science. I majored in computer science. I desire to do my masters outside and wish that you help me secure scholarship. The reason for the scholarship request is from the fact that I lack the needed financial push. Please I am very brilliant student prepared to pursue further studies so please do assist me to get my dreams realized.
    I look forward for a positive response to this effect. Thanks.

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