Type of Funding
Applicants for the Masters Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP) at the University of Tsukuba for studies commencing AY 2019 can apply for scholarships under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP).
PEPP is an 18-months Masters program, taught in English, which is targeted for international and Japanese students wishing to acquire expertise in economics and cutting-edge econometric analysis of economic issues in developing/developed countries.
Students who have been given scholarship grants by the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) will enjoy the following benefits:
- Round trip air travel (economy class) between home country and Japan, plus a travel allowance for each one-way trip
- Full tuition and fees
- A monthly living stipend
- National health insurance and
- Other program expenses such as Japanese lessons, educational trips, internship, etc.
To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must hold a Bachelors degree or its equivalent and have completed 16 years of school education (up to undergraduate level). A strong background in economics and associated quantitative tools (linear algebra, calculus and basic statistics) is highly recommended. Applicants who have completed their university education in countries where formal schooling lasts less than 16 years, who are at least 22 years old, and who have spent at least 1 year in a research or similar institution, may still qualify.
Applicants must be proficient in English and provide documentation to prove such. They have to be in good health with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the Graduate Program, as certified by a medical doctor.
Applicants for the JJ/WBGSP scholaship must be nationals of a World Bank member developing country (see the Official Website for eligible countries) and not hold dual citizenship of any developed country. They have to hold a Bachelors (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years earlier. They need to have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelors (or equivalent) degree. They should be employed in development-related work in a paid full-time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
Applicants for the ADB-JSP scholarship must be nationals of an ADB borrowing member and Japanese ODA scholarship eligible country (see the Official Website for eligible countries). They need to possess a Bachelors degree or its equivalent with superior academic record and have at least 2 years full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree). They cannot be more than 35 years of age. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old. They need to agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.
Applications are to be done online by 28 February 2019.