Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
The program, now entering its 25th year, awards about 300 scholarships annually for mid-career professionals to receive master's degrees in development-related topics at renowned universities around the world. We place priority on public sector employees, women, and people of disadvantaged backgrounds. Recipients must have several years of work experience and must commit to returning to their home country upon completion of their degree to apply their new skills to their country's development.
We have many applicants from Ministries of Finance, Central Banks, and Public Health Agencies, but relatively few Education policy makers apply. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share information about the scholarship with promising young officials whom you encounter in your work. The scholarship is fully funded by the Government of Japan, and it provides full tuition and fees, a monthly living stipend, and round-trip air tickets and travel allowance for a 1- or 2-year master's program. This is a wonderful opportunity for them, and we hope that it will also contribute to the work you do on the ground.
The application is currently open, and the deadline is March 31, 2012. All of the eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and the online application may be found on our website: www.worldbank.org/scholarships. Please let me know if you have any questions.