Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
  • Fully Funded Scholarship
  • Master/PhD
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2024

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program


About this Program

The JJ/WBGSP is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master's degree program in a development-related topic. Subject to available funding, JJ/WBGSP offers scholarships for 53 Participating Master’s Programs in 27 universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. 


  • Be a national of a World Bank member developing country 
  • Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country
  • Be in good health
  • Apply for Master’s Programs in Australian National University
  • Hold a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date
  • Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. 
  • Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the application deadline.
  • On or before the scholarship application deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence. 
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term "close relative" defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.
  • Individuals who have previously been offered a JJ/WBGSP scholarship but declined it, or have previously received a JJ/WBGSP scholarship but did not graduate, are not eligible to apply again.


  • Master of Climate Change
  • Master of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Master of Environmental Management and Development
  • Master of Public Policy


  • 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 $600 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.

Additional Notice

  • The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:
  • Visa application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar's family members
  • Extra-curricular courses or training
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program
  • Additional travel during the course of the study program
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

Application Documents

  • Two professional recommendation letters
  • One completed application form
  • Documentation that proves the applicant meets the eligibility requirement
  • the applicant’s bachelor’s degree diploma
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Admission
  • Identification page of passport
  • Medical Certificate

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the application form with all the required documents through the JJ/WBGSP application portal which will be accepted and reviewed if the applicant submits only one completed application electronically. Here is the link for the application portal:

Application Period 

Application Deadline is on 24th May 2024.

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