Are you a citizen of an ADB borrowing member country looking to pursue postgraduate studies in development-related fields? The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) offers an excellent opportunity for well-qualified individuals like you to undertake Masters degree programs at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific region. Here’s what you need to know about the ADB-JSP.
To be eligible for the ADB-JSP, you must be a national of an ADB borrowing member country and have gained admission to an approved MA/Ph.D. course at a participating academic institution. You should have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record, at least two years of full-time professional working experience, and proficiency in oral and written English communication skills.
Additionally, you should be no more than 35 years old at the time of application, and in good health. If you’re applying for a program that’s appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old. You should also agree to return to your home country after completing your studies under the program.
The ADB-JSP provides full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, an allowance for books and instructional materials, medical insurance, and travel expenses. The scholarship is for one 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.
Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen academic institution and indicate 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. No separate application to ADB is necessary.
You must send your scholarship application at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies. Please refer to the normal month of intake and deadline for application in the participating academic institutions.
Participating Institutions and Fields of Study?
The ADB-JSP supports postgraduate studies in economics, management, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, science and technology, and other development-related fields. Only programs offered at participating academic institutions in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand are eligible for ADB-JSP funding.
About 300 scholarships are awarded annually to citizens of ADB’s borrowing member countries.
Other Scholarships for Asians?
Apart from the ADB-JSP, there are several other scholarships available for Asians looking to pursue their studies. These include the Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program, Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, and The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Scholarship. It’s important to research each scholarship program’s eligibility criteria, coverage, and application process. To apply for the ADB- Japan Scholarship visit the official website
In conclusion, the ADB-JSP is a fantastic opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in development-related fields. If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply, ensure that you complete the application process as early as possible and adhere to the deadlines. Good luck!