The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Japanese government. The aim is 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 Asia-Pacific region.
Upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.
- Host Institution: (1) Australian National University, (2) University of Melbourne, (3) University of Sydney, (4) University of Hong Kong, (5) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, (6) Hitotsubashi University, (7) International University of Japan, (8) Keio University, (9) Kobe University, (10) Kyoto University, (12) Kyushu University, (14) Nagoya University, (15) National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, (16) Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, (17) Ritsumeikan University, (18) Saitama University, (19) Tokyo Institute of Technology, (20) United Nations University, (21) Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, (22) The University of Tokyo, (23) Tsukuba University, (24) University of Auckland, (25) Lahore University of Management Sciences, (26) Asian Institute of Management, (27) International Rice Research Institute, (28) University of the Philippines, (29) Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Business School, (30) National University of Singapore, (31) Asian Institute of Thailand, (32) Thammasat University, (33) East-West Center, (34) University of Hawaii.
- Field of Study: Economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Number of awards: Not Specified.
- Duration: Candidate’s programme duration.
- Target group: The Asian Development Bank-Japan Program is open for citizens of the following countries/areas: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.
Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Benefits
Successful applicants of the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship will be provided with the following benefits:
- full tuition fees
- a monthly subsistence and housing allowance
- an allowance for books and instructional materials
- medical insurance
- travel expenses
Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Eligibility
Candidates willing to apply for the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship must have the following profile:
- Be a national of an ADB borrowing member (listed Above).
- Have gained admission to an approved masters programme at an approved academic institution.
- Have a bachelors degree or its equivalent with a superior academic record.
- Have at least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
- Be proficient in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
- Be 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.
- Be in good health.
- Agree to return to your home country after completing the programme.
Eligible candidates who would like to apply for the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship programme must follow steps below:
- Request information and application forms from the chosen Academic Institution(s).
- 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.
Deadline: Applicants must send their applications for the scholarship at least six months prior to the planned time that they wish to start their studies. Please refer to the normal month of intake and application deadlines at the participating academic institutions.
For more details on the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship, please read the Frequently asked questions and visit the official page.