To support and promote human resource development, the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program was started in April 1988. Its objective is to provide qualified residents of ADB’s developing member countries (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, PHILIPPINES, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam) with the opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in economics, business and management, science and technology, and other development-related subjects at chosen academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific.
Who can apply for the scholarship?
The program is open to nationals of an ADB borrowing member country (listed above) who have gained admission to an approved master’s A course at a designated institution. Candidates should not be more than 35 years old, be in good health, with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record and should 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 also have proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies. The candidate should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program in order to contribute to its development.
What are the benefits under the scholarship?
The Government of Japan supports the grant by covering full tuition fees, subsistence (including housing allowance), book allowance, medical insurance, travel, and research subsidies.
How to file your application?
For more details and how to apply, you may visit the website of Asian Institute of Technology or the Asian Development Bank via these links https://ait.ac.th/financial/joint-japan-world-bank-graduate-scholarship-program/, https://www.adb.org/what-we-do/funds/japan-scholarship-program-jsp.
Source/s: Asian Institute of Technology, Asian Development Bank
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