Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB – JSP)

http://www.adb.org/JSP/default.asp

PLEASE NOTE: for official information, specific details, and updated deadlines and instructions, please check the organization’s website and current application forms; if you have problems or questions, please contact us.

Deadlines:

Send applications for scholarships 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 of application in the participating academic institutions (http://www.adb.org/JSP/institutions.asp)

Description:

  • The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB – 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 undertake 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 provides full scholarships for one to two years. 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. The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs.
  • 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.
  • All useful information: http://www.adb.org/JSP/faq.asp

Eligibility and Restrictions:

  • The applicant has to be a national of an ADB borrowing member country (like Myanmar)
  • The applicant has to have gained admission to an approved post graduate course in any of the participating academic institutions: http://www.adb.org/JSP/institutions.asp
  • The applicant has to have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
  • The applicant has to have at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience
  • The applicant has to have proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • The applicant has to be not more than 35 years old at the time of application.
  • The applicant has to be in good health.
  • The applicant should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.
  • Staff of participating academic institutions are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of the other international organizations are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.
  • Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in: economics, management, science and technology, other development-related fields
  • Only programs at the participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions are eligible for ADB – JSP funding http://www.adb.org/JSP/institutions.asp

Application Procedure:

http://www.adb.org/JSP/procedures.asp

Request further information and application form from participating academic institutions.

  • Complete the information sheet – it may be photocopied, and send it to the academic institution(s) where you want to study. Attach all requirements indicated.
  • The institutions, using their standard criteria, will evaluate the applications and contact candidates for further information. The institution will then recommend eligible candidates to the ADB.
  • ADB will select scholars and inform each institution accordingly.
  • The institutions will inform all applicants and make arrangements for successful ones to take up their scholarships.