2024 Asian Development Bank Scholarship (ADB-JSP)

The ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) offers about 135 graduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, business and management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.

Status:✅ Active
Deadline:November 30, 2024
Benefits:Full Scholarship, more

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The ADB scholarship is fully funded. It covers the full costs of your tuition, flights, living allowances, accommodation, as well as the costs books and instructional materials.

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 members to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, business and management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at 29 educational institutions in 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Asian Development Bank Scholarship Requirements

To apply for the Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)…

  • Be a national of an ADB borrowing member country and Japanese ODA scholarship-eligible country
  • You must not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • You must have gained admission to an approved master’s course at a Designated Institution.
  • You must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record;
  • You must 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;
  • You must 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;
  • You must 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;
  • You must 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;
  • You must not be staff of ADB–JSP Designated Institutions;
  • You must not be living or working in a country other than his/her home country; and
  • You must not be already enrolled in graduate degree programs.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The ADB-JSP provides:

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  • full tuition fees
  • monthly subsistence allowance (including housing)
  • 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.

Asian Development Bank Scholarship Available Programs

Science and Technology: Agriculture, Biological Science, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Forestry, Genetics, and Health

Economics, Business, and Management: Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Commerce, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International Cooperation, and Social Sciences

Development Studies: Asia Pacific Studies, Development Management, and Development Studies

Law and Public Policy: International Business Law, International Environmental Law, Policy Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy

How To Apply for the 2024 Asian Development Bank Scholarship

To apply for the 2024 Asian Development Bank Scholarship, click on the button below to commence your application following the steps below.

Deadline: November 30, 2024

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