The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship | 2020 Application

Success in applying for a Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship. Joint Japan World Bank scholarship came into existence in the year 1982 and since then, the program has assisted to amount to an ocean of six thousand plus (6000+) well-trained and experienced development professionals.

With the utmost purpose of transforming japan and other countries and impacting positively in the future generations who are born and yet to be born.

Without much effort wasted, the World Bank Scholarships Program has/is contributed/contributing to the World Bank Group’s mission.

By creating a replica of a new dynamic modus operandi to capacity development and information/knowledge sharing in the world.

Absolutely, its my job as an infromation scientist to share with you the importance of the World Bank scholarship programs.

But I promise to hit the nail straight into your head! SORRY, I meant “the head”

NOTE: It is an important component of the Bank Group’s efforts to promote economic development and shared prosperity through investing in education and developing human resources in the world. 

Presently, the World Bank Scholarships Program give room for two major sources of funds specially directed to the middle career professionals and researchers:

  1. Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP)
  2. Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) 

But I will be focusing on just one for today which is the popular Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP)

I bet you are already bombarding yourself with a lot of questions about this Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship.

That’s why I am here to put you through and share with you some very helpful information.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP):

The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship is widely opened to women and men from developing countries with specific professional experience.

Also, the Scholarship is giving the much it can give to people with the potentials and competency to contribute to the development of their country 

Many experienced professionals are built through this program and do you know what stand captivating here?

After earning their professional degree, scholars return to their different counties to invest their knowledge back in society’s economic development and social development.

Now I am going to list out suggested questions asked by candidates and whichever answers yours.

I would say congratulations but if you have some questions left unanswered.

Please kindly comment below the comment section and I assure you of fast delivery.

What is the Status of eligibility?

How do I apply?

Selection process?

Scholarship benefits?

Status of eligibility

An applicant needs to know if he/she is eligible for the Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship. Why? When you find out if you are eligible for the program, then you know the next decision to make…

Did I answer your ‘why’ question? Okay, now let’s proceed. There are already set down criteria for the eligible and are strictly adhered to. 

Ensure you chew these criteria and digest them well;

  1. Be a national of a World Bank member developing country
  2. Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country
  3. Be in good health
  4. Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years before the Application Deadline date
  5. Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree.  Visit the official website for more

How do I apply for Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship:

Applicants can apply for scholarships to both Preferred and Partner Programs.

The process to apply to a Preferred Program and a Partner Program differs; Read more on this aspect: https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships#JJ_How_to_Apply

What are the selection processes:

 The Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship some specific methods to analyze all the scholarship applications from developing countries.

Why? in oder to be able to select the Candidate with the highest potentials.

This course is to impact the lives of people with potentials and having it in mind to return such favor back by contributing to the development of their country.

There are four major factors and the intensity of harmony among them:

  1. Quality of professional Experience (30% weight)
  2. Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
  3. Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
  4. Education Background (10% weight)

The Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:

  1. Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards
  2. Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender
  3. Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;
  4. Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.

Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship benefits:

The Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  1. 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.
  2. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  3. Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  4. 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.

Please note that all Joint Japan World Bank Scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program depending on the year. But it can last for 2years.

Related post: Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program 2021 | Study in Japan

I need you to remember the joint japan/world scholarship does not cover:

  1. VISA application(s) costs
  2. Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;
  3. Extra-curricular courses or training;
  4. Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
  5. Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  6. Additional travel during the study program;
  7. Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  8. Educational equipment such as computers.
  9. Resident permit fee

ATTENTION!!! The application processes for both preferred and Japanese nationals are closed.

If interested in applying next year, please check the official website in March 2021 for more information on the eligibility criteria and participating programs. 

So I hope this information will assist you, in the long run, to apply for the scholarship when it’s available. 

I wish you good luck in every endeavor, you have got all it takes to be successful! Now go get it!

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