Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program

Thanks to Weng Fong Lim for this headsup. You can view the details for this scholarship here and download the application form here.

The Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), is in its 20th year. The Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching. In its Regular Program, the JJ/WBGSP has awarded scholarships to 2,613 scholars chosen from a total of nearly 53,000 applicants.

The Regular Program is open to the universities all over the world. Scholars awarded scholarships receive their training and graduated degree from more than 150 Universities in more than 30 countries. Scholars study in well-known Universities in the World Bank member countries, except their own country. The Regular Program creates high level of competition among applicants, where thousands apply and compete for a limited number of scholarships.

The Regular Program guarantees diversity of host institutions as well as an increasing number of fields of studies such as economics, education, public health, environment, agriculture, women studies, child care, etc. Graduates of the Regular Program are highly positioned in their countries, some are already ministers while others are highly involved in policy making processes.

The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat initiated discussions with partner universities about cost-sharing arrangements. The goal is to reduce tuition expenses and, hence, increase the number of JJ/WBGSP scholarships. Host universities, by entering into such arrangements, recognize and appreciate the contribution of the Government of Japan to the JJ/WBGSP.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this the same weng fong doing international law under Mombusho?