Asian Development Bank(ADB) Japan Scholarship Program 2020

Asian Development Bank Japan Scholarship Program 2020 Funded by the Government of Japan

The Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program aims to provide opportunities to qualified citizens of ADB developing member countries (DMCs) undertake postgraduate studies in economics, business and management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at selected educational institutions in the Asia and Pacific region. After completing their studies, the scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply enhanced knowledge and skills toward accelerated economic and social development.

Call 2020

Qualified citizens of developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), who intend to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields, are invited to apply for scholarships under the Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program (ADB–JSP). Upon successful completion of the graduate program, the scholars are expected to return to their country and contribute to its socioeconomic development. Scholarships are awarded for graduate studies at designated institutions in courses of study approved by ADB. The program especially welcomes qualified women applicants who have limited financial means to obtain university education.
The Scholarships Level of Education: postgraduate (masters)
Duration: 1 to 2 years Coverage: tuition fees, subsistence allowance (including housing), books, medical insurance, economy airfare, and research subsidy

Academic Institutions

  • Australia—Australian National University (Crawford School of Economics and Government), University of Melbourne, University of Sydney
  • China, People’s Republic of—University of Hong Kong
  • India—Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Japan—Hitotsubashi University; International University of Japan; Keio University (Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of System Design and Management, and International Graduate Programs on Advanced Science and Technology); Kobe University; Kyushu University; Nagoya University (Graduate School of International Development); National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University; Ritsumeikan University (Graduate School of Economics); Saitama University (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering); Tokyo Institute of Technology; University of Tokyo (Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Public Policy, Institute of Environmental Studies, and School of International Health); University of Tsukuba
  • New Zealand—University of Auckland
  • Pakistan—Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Philippines—Asian Institute of Management; International Rice Research Institute/University of the Philippines, Los Baños
  • Singapore—Nanyang Technological University (Nanyang Business School), National University of Singapore
  • Thailand—Asian Institute of Technology, Thammasat University
  • USA—East–West Center/University of Hawaii

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective applicants must:

  • be a citizen of an ADB developing member country
  • have at least 2 years of work experience
  • have gained admission to an approved course in a designated institution
  • be proficient in oral and written English communication skills
  • be in good health
  • be not more than 35 years old at the time of application (Staff of ADB and the designated institutions and their close relatives are not eligible to apply.)
Who is eligible

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved MA course at a participating academic institution. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.
Scholarships are available to 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
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

Approved Subjects (Public Health)

  • Master of Public Health- The University of Auckland
  • Master in Health Science (International Health- School of International Health, The University of Tokyo

Application Requirements

Applicants should obtain an application form from the designated institution of their choice and submit the completed form and required documentation to the institution. Applicants should indicate on the application form that they wish to be considered for an ADB–JSP scholarship. (ADB will select the scholars from among those admitted by the institutions. A separate application to ADB is not necessary.)

For further information, visit the ADB–JSP website.