Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)

This scholarship is offered jointly by the World Bank and the government of Japan. It targets individuals from World Bank (WB) member countries who wish to undertake graduate studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching. The aim of this scholarship is to help create an international community of highly-trained professionals working in the fields of economic and social development. Recipients will be expected to actively participate in capacity-building efforts in their home countries and regions upon graduation. Since 2007, APU has been a Cooperating University with this scholarship, providing funding to students who wish to study in APU's Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSA) each year (excluding IMAT program applicants).


  • 1. Be a national of a World Bank member country
  • 2. Not be currently residing in a developed country for a period longer than one year
  • 3. Not be a dual citizen of any industrialized country
  • 4. Not be an executive director and/or staff of the World Bank Group, nor a consultant, relative, or in-law of the aforementioned
  • 5. Have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the application deadline date
  • 6. Be currently employed in a paid and full-time position at the time of application
  • 7. Have at least three but no more than 20 years of full-time paid work experience in development-related work in your home country or another developing country after obtaining a bachelor’s or equivalent university degree
Please visit the World Bank's website for the latest country list. Applicants who have been currently residing in an industrialized country for a period longer than one year will not be considered.


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