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Description

The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.

It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

The ADB-JSP provides

  • full tuition fees
  • a monthly subsistence and housing allowance
  • an allowance for books and instructional materials
  • medical insurance
  • travel expenses

For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.

What is the duration of the scholarship award?

The scholarship is for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.

The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs.

What are the participating institutions of the ADB-JSP?

The following institutions participate in the Program:

INSTITUTION LOCATION
1. Crawford School of Economics and Government (National Centre for Development Studies)
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
2. University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia
3. University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi, India
5. Hitotsubashi University
School of International and Public Policy
Tokyo, Japan
6. International University of Japan Niigata, Japan
7. Keio University
International Graduate Programs on Advanced Science and Technology
Graduate School of Economics
Graduate School of System Design and Management
Yokohama, Japan
8. Kobe University
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
Kobe, Japan
9. Kyushu University
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences Graduate School of Law
Fukuoka, Japan
10. Nagoya University
Graduate School of International Development
Nagoya, Japan
11. National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
(formerly Graduate School of Policy Science, Saitama University)
Tokyo, Japan
12. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies
Oita, Japan
13. Ritsumeikan University
Graduate School of Economics
Kyoto, Japan
14. Saitama University
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Saitama, Japan
15. Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo, Japan
16. The University of Tokyo
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Urban Engineering
Graduate School of Public Policy
Institute of Environmental Studies
School of International Health
Tokyo, Japan
17. Tsukuba University
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ibaraki, Japan
18. University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand
19. Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
20. Asian Institute of Management Manila, Philippines
21. International Rice Research Institute
University of the Philippines, Los Banos
Laguna, Philippines
22. Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Business School Singapore
23. National University of Singapore Singapore
24. Asian Institute of Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
25. Thammasat University Bangkok, Thailand
26. East-West Center, University of Hawaii Hawaii, USA

Procedures for Applying

 

Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen Academic Institution(s). Applicants are encouraged to access various resources, including the institutions’ websites and handbooks, and institution information sessions held in-country, to assist them in making an informed decision on the academic institution and course they wish to undertake.

Applicants should indicate to the academic institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed Institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation. Failure to do so may result in an application not being processed or to an award being terminated if documentation or information provided is later determined to be false. Applicants are required to submit their latest Income Tax Return or Certification of their Annual Salary/Monthly Salary, whichever is available. They should also submit a Certification of Family Income (Parent’s Income).

The academic institution will screen and rank the applicants, based on its own selection criteria, keeping in view the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the ADB. In the evaluation process, the academic institution may contact the candidates for further information. The academic institution will then submit its ranked list of applicants to ADB, including a description of the score/grading system which is the basis for the ranking.

ADB will review the submission from the academic institutions and recommend awardees based on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive Director of Japan for formal approval.

Upon approval by the Executive Director of Japan, ADB will advise academic institutions on the successful candidates.

The academic institution will inform all applicants of the outcome of the selection process and begin to make arrangements for the awardees take up their scholarships.

The academic institutions will arrange for the signing of the Acceptance of Scholarship Award by awardee wherein the scholars agree that after completion of their study, they will return to their home country.

ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory letter to each scholar.

  • Download the Information Sheet in Ms Word format.
  • Download the Information Sheet in PDF format.

Applications for scholarships should be sent at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.

Important

  • No separate application to ADB is necessary.
  • The duly accomplished information sheet together with all copies of academic records should be sent to the institution at least six (6) months before the commencement of the intake that you wish to join.
  • Only candidates who have been offered admission and endorsed by the academic institutions will be considered for the scholarships by the ADB.
  • The ADB-JSP does not cover: expenses for the scholar’s family; extra-curricular courses or training; additional travel during the course of the study program; additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the academic institution or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.
  • Completion of the information sheet or admission by the academic institution does not mean that you have been accepted for a scholarship; accordingly you should not take any action with respect to your current employment or otherwise, until you have been informed by the institution that you have been awarded a scholarship.

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