The ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) 2023-2024 is now open for online applications. The ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) offers about 140 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.
The Asian Development Bank’s ADB–Japan Scholarship Program (ADB–JSP) enrolls about 300 students annually in academic institutions located in 9 countries within the Region. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.
Coverage of ADB-JSP Scholarships
The ADB-JSP sponsors the following expenses for winners of this scholarship award:
- Waiver of full tuition fees
- medical insurance Allowance
- Funds for Books and instructional materials
- Airfare travel expenses
- monthly subsistence allowance (including housing)
For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language, and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.
Subjects offered under ADB-JSP Scholarships
#1 Management Business and Economics:
E-BusinessAccounting, Social Sciences, Commerce, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, International Cooperation, and ManagementEconomics.
#2 Science, Engineering, and Technology
Biological Science, Environment, Agriculture, Computer Science, Engineering, Genetics, Forestry, Health and Energy
#3 Public Policy and Law
Public Administration, International Environmental Law, International Business Law, Public Policy, Policy Studies, and Political Science
#4 Development Studies
Development Studies, Asia Paciﬁc Studies, and Development Management
Asian Development Bank ADB-JSP Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
- Citizen of an ADB borrowing member and Japanese Official Development Assistance scholarship eligible country.
- Gained admission to an approved ADB affiliated University
- At least 2 years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
- The staff of ADB–JSP partner institutions are not eligible for the scholarship.
- ADB–JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
- A bachelor’s degree or it’s equivalent with a superior academic record.
- Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. For programs that are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
- In good health.
- Applicants living or working in a country other than his or her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
- Executive directors, alternate directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and close relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the scholarship.
- Should agree to return to his or her home country after completion of studies under the program.
Countries Eligible for ADB-JSP Scholarships
Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Bhutan, Vanuatu, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Azerbaijan, Niue, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Georgia, Malaysia, Tonga, Kazakhstan, Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Palau, Armenia, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Myanmar, India, Kiribati, Maldives, Cambodia, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Indonesia.
Steps to Apply for Asian Development Bank ADB-JSP Scholarship
- Applicant requests for information and application forms from the chosen partner institution
- 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).
- Applicant completes required documents for application including an ADB-JSP information sheet
- Applicant sends documents to the institution
- The duly accomplished application forms, 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.
- The institution evaluates and decides on admission and applicant
- Institution sends shortlist of candidates to ADB
- ADB reviews submission from institutions
- ADB recommends awardees based on its selection criteria to the Japanese executive director for approval
- ADB selects scholars and informs the institution
- Institution informs all scholars