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World Bank Scholarship Program 2010

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

In 1987, the World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, established the World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (WBGSP) for graduate studies in subjects related to economic development. Each year, the Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at renowned universities throughout member countries of the Bank.

Now in its 23d year, the Regular Program has awarded 3,153 scholarships, selected from 58,944 applicants. In addition, 1,226 scholarships have been awarded in the various JJ/WBGSP Partnership Programs for a total of 4,379 awards.

The objective of the Scholarship and Fellowship Programs is to help create an international community of highly-trained professionals working in the field of economic and social development. The community will actively participate in the capacity building efforts in the developing countries.


To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must:

* Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.

* Be born after March 31, 1970.

* Have, by March 31, 2010, at least 2, preferably 4 to 5, years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country.

* Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

* Be in good health.

* Be of good character.

* Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.

* Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year.

* Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, or relative of the aforementioned.

Please note that applicants are encouraged to seek admissions in institutions listed in the website under Preferred Universities 2010-2011.

Paper copies of completed applications and all required supporting documents should be sent to:

The World Bank

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

1818 H Street, NW – MSN J2-204

Washington, DC 20433


Further Scholarship Information and Application

The application together with ALL supporting documentation must be received in the Scholarship Program Office by the deadline of March 31, 2010.

Application Guidelines
Preferred Universities in 2010-2011
How to Apply

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