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Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) 2024 for young Asians.

Application Deadline: April 7, 2024

 The Asian Development Bank is accepting applications to the master’s degree program commencing in October 2024 under the “Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)”. Successful applicants can receive a stipend as well as exemption of tuition fees, etc. from ADB.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides scholarships for master’s students for one year, which may possibly be extended to the second year of study if appropriate, on the condition that the student maintains a satisfactory level of performance as determined by Institute of Science Tokyo. The maximum duration of the scholarship award is two years.

Eligibility requirements

  • 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 Program 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 programs.

Available to citizens of the following countries/areas:

  • 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
  • Viet Nam

Scholarship Period

For one year with a possible extension to the second year of study

Scholarship Benefits

Stipend: JPY 147,000/month
Annual allowances: a book allowance of JPY 100,000, a thesis allowance of JPY 50,000, and medical insurance
Education fees: application, enrollment and tution fees will be provided by ADB.
Travel expenses: Airfare to/from Japan will be provided by ADB.

More Info: Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)



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