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Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Programme

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Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must be / have:

  • A national of an ADB borrowing member
  • Gained admission to an approved masters at an approved academic institution
  • A bachelors degree or its equivalent with superior academic record
  • At least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application
  • Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies
  • Under 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programmes which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years
  • In good health
  • Agree to return to your home country after completing the programme.

Ineligible: Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned; staff of JSP-designated institutions are not eligible to apply to their own institution; applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country; applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programmes or who have already completed graduate degree programmes; undergraduate studies, distance learning programmes, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

Available also to citizens of the following countries/areas:

Kyrgyz Republic

How to apply?

To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit the following documentation prior to the closing date:

  • Completed ADB-JSP Information Sheet 
  • Academic documentation – both academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Certificate of Employment for the duration of employment issued by the company
  • Certificate of Income issued by the company 
  • Certificate of Family Income issued by the company. Must be either your parents or spouses annual/monthly income.
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Valid IELTS test

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