Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships (JJ/WBGSP)
The World Bank
Deadline:  21st May

M.Tech. (Master of Technology),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),M.Plan. (Master of Planning),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),M.S. (Master of Surgery),M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy),M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration),M.Ed. (Master of Education),M.S. (Master of Science),M.Des. (Master of Design),M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Voc. (Master of Vocation),M.H.R.D.M. (Master in Human Resources Development Management),M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae),M.Sc. (Master of Science),M.Text. (Master of Textile),M.A (Master of Arts)
Developing Countries, United States

Scholarship Overview

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships (JJ/WBGSP), 2021 is offered for Masters degree in the field of Courses offered at the University. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 21 May 2021. This scholarship is provided by The World Bank and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, Tuition fees + stipend + airfare + medical insurance . This scholarship is open for: Open to citizens of developing countries.

  • Degree: Masters
  • Provided by: The World Bank
  • Deadline: 21 May 2021
  • Scholarship value: Full Funding, Tuition fees + stipend + airfare + medical insurance

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), is offered to candidates applying for the master's degree program in a development-related topic.

Value of Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships (JJ/WBGSP), 2021:

The successful applicants of the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships (JJ/WBGSP), 2021 will receive  the following benefits:

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.


  • Applicants must be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list.
  • Applicants must not hold dual citizenship of any developed country.
  • Applicants must be in good health.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date.
  • Applicants must have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree.

How To Apply

Applicants can apply for scholarships to one of the Participating Programs. :


ATTENTION:  The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship will open on March 22, 2021 and the deadline for applying will be May 21, 2021. Guidance for the 2021 call for applications, including the call’s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet; and the selection process are provided  in the Application Guidelines, FAQs, and the complete list of JJ/WBGSP Participating Programs. Master Degrees currently offered.  

Inquiries on how to submit an admission application to a Participating program should be submitted to the respective university. All applicants to the JJ/WBG will need to have an unconditional offer of admission from a participating program to be eligible to apply.

Once you are familiar with the application requirements and processes, click HERE to apply, and refer to the “Accessing your online application” and “Navigating your online application” to learn how access and navigate the online application.