ADB-JSP Scholarships

ADB-JSP Scholarships for ADB Member Countries 2023

Asian Development Bank and Japan Scholarship Program- ADB-JSP are now open for application for the academic year 2023. Applicants from an ADB borrowing member country and Japanese ODA scholarship eligible countries who wish to further their graduate programs can apply for this program.

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Opportunity Description

Asian Development Bank and Japan Scholarship Program- ADB-JSP are now open for application for the academic year 2023. Applicants from an ADB borrowing member country and Japanese ODA scholarship eligible countries who wish to further their graduate programs can apply for this program.

Totally 135 scholarship are available for qualified interested applicants to benefit from the ADB-JSP allowances, such as tuition fees, housing, book allowances, medical insurance, and travel expenses. ADB-JSP also provides expenditure for students who need additional training under particular circumstances. Furthermore, this program includes improving language proficiency and computer literacy.

In April 1988, the Government of Japan started funding the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries. The program helped applicants to pursue postgraduate studies in science and technology, economics, management, and more development-related fields at universities in Asia and the Pacific.

Important Details of the ADB-JSP

  • Application Deadline: At least six months before the start of the desired study program
  • Funding Organizations: Government of Japan
  • Fund Distribution Body: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Locations: Asian and the Pacific Countries
  • Degree Level: Master
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Number of Opportunity: 135
  • Duration: 1 Year (extendable for the second year)
  • Funding Type: Fully-funded

Benefits of the ADB-JSP Scholarships 

The ADB-JSP is a fully-funded program that provides the following allowances:

  • Monthly subsistence allowance, including housing
  • Full tuition fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel expenses
  • Books and instructional materials
  • Students who are involved in research may receive a special grant to prepare their thesis
  • The ADB-JSP may also cover computer literacy, primary language, and other similar courses in particular circumstances.

Note: The ADB-JSP does not provide the applicant’s family, extra-curricular courses, or training costs. Also, students are responsible for additional travel costs during the study program, field trips, participation in workshops, seminars, internships, supplementary educational materials, or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.

Eligible Countries for the ADB-JSP Scholarships 

The nationality of the ADB borrowing member country is eligible to apply for the ADB-JSP 2023, including:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

Major Fields of Study

The followings are the available fields of study for the ADB-JSP 2023:

Science and Technology with ADB-JSP Scholarships :

  • Agriculture
  • Biological Science
  • Computer Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Health

Economics, Business, and Management:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Commerce
  • E-Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Cooperation
  • Social Sciences

Development Studies with ADB-JSP Scholarships :

  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Development Management
  • Development Studies

Law and Public Policy:

  • International Business Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy

Eligibility Criteria for the ADB-JSP Scholarships 

Below is the set of eligibility criteria and requirements that all applicants should meet to apply for the ADB-JSP:

  • You must hold the nationality of an ADB borrowing member country and a Japanese ODA scholarship-eligible country;
  • Dual citizenship of any developed country is not eligible;
  • Have received admission to an approved master’s degree program at a Designated University.
  • Prove a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with an outstanding academic record;
  • Have at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience after a university degree by the time of application.
  • Prove communication skills in oral and written English;
  • Not be older than 35 years at the time of application, unless exempted in exceptional cases with the expressed endorsement of the Government of Japan;
  • Be in a suitable health manner;
  • Commit to return and work in their home country for at least two years after graduation;
  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management, staff, and consultants of ADB and their close relatives, including spouse, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, sister, stepsister, brother, stepbrother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew are not eligible;
  • The staff of ADB–JSP Designated Institutions are not eligible;
  • Applicant should reside and work in their home country;
  • Must not have already enrolled in graduate degree programs.

 Required Documents for ADB-JSP Scholarships:

Applicants who wish to apply for the Asian Development Bank and Japan Scholarship Program should submit the following documents:

  • Update income tax return or certification of their annual or monthly salary;
  • Certificate of family income (parent’s income);
  • Filled out application forms;
  • Copies of academic records;
  • Admission and endorsed letter of the academic institutions;
  • ADB-JSP information sheet;
  • Additional supporting documents, if needed

Application Procedure for ADB-JSP Scholarships :

The ADB-JSP 2023 application procedure details are as follows:

  • Request information and application forms from the chosen partner university;
  • Complete the required documents for the application package, including the ADB-JSP information sheet
    Send documents to the university;
  • The university assesses and decides on admission and applicant;
  • The institution/university sends a shortlist of candidates to ADB;
  • ADB reviews submissions from institutions;
  • ADB recommends successful applicants as per the selection criteria to the Japanese executive director for approval;
  • ADB selects the awardees and informs the institution;
  • The institution informs all awardees.

How to Apply for ADB-JSP Scholarships ?

To apply for the ADB-JSP, please prepare and submit all required documents to the Designated Institutions. Please find the essential documents below:

For further information about the ADB-JSP 2023, kindly visit the official website of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or read the FAQs section.

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