World Bank/Japan Graduate Scholarships Program for Developing Countries

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Deadline- March 31, 2013

World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan has announced Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program(JJ/WBGSP) for nationals of a World Bank member countries in the fields of economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development and related subject.

Scholarship will cover-

economy class air travel between the home country and the host university at the start of the study program and one return journey following the end of the overall scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, scholars receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip
tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance usually obtained through the university
a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books

Eligibility & Criteria-

Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow
Be born after March 31, 1973
Have, by March 31, 2013, 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.
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