140 Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program for Postgraduate DegreeMaster 04.04.2021
Open to: citizens of an ADB borrowing members
Scholarships: The ADB-JSP provides: full tuition fees; monthly subsistence allowance (including housing); books and instructional materials; medical insurance and travel expenses
Applications are invited for Fully Funded Asian Development Bank (ADB) Visiting Fellow Program.
ADB’s Visiting Fellow Program provides an opportunity for researchers and academics to share their ongoing or recently completed economic research in ADB headquarters in Manila.
ADB accepts applications year-round, but selections will be made on a quarterly basis. Female applicants and applicants from ADB developing member countries are especially encouraged to apply.
The program offers visiting fellows the opportunity to:
- Give a presentation or lecture on a research topic that is of mutual interest and relevance to both ADB and the visiting fellow. ADB’s ongoing research topics are: Aid and Development; Behavior and Decision Making; Economics of Climate Change; Employment and Labor Markets; Financial Sector Development; Governance and Institutions; Growth and Structural Transformation; Human Capital; Infrastructure and Software; International Trade and Finance; Macroeconomics; Money and Finance; Poverty, MDGs and Inclusive Growth; Project Economic Analysis; Regional Public Goods; Social Protection; Trade and Investment.
- Interact with staff from ADB’s Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) and other departments to discuss fresh ideas or methodologies on the selected topic and to give advice on ongoing or future ERCD research.
- Citizen of an ADB borrowing member and Japanese Official Development Assistance scholarship eligible country.
- Gained admission to an approved course in any of the 25 institutions.
- A bachelor's degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
- At least 2 years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
- Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. For programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
- In good health.
- Should agree to return to his or her home country after completion of studies under the program.
- Executive directors, alternate directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and close relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the scholarship.
- Staff of ADB–JSP partner institutions are not eligible for the scholarship.
- Applicants living or working in a country other than his or her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
- ADB–JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
Available to citizens of the following countries/areas:
- Cook Islands
- Kyrgyz Republic
- Lao People’s Democratic Republic
- Marshall Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
- Viet Nam
Cost & Scholarship
The ADB-JSP provides:
- full tuition fees
- monthly subsistence allowance (including housing)
- books and instructional materials
- medical insurance
- travel expenses
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.
Procedures for Applying:
1. Applicant requests for information and application forms from the chosen partner institution
2. Applicant completes required documents for application including ADB-JSP information sheet
3. Applicant sends documents to institution
4. Institution evaluates and decides on admission and applicant
5. Institution sends shortlist of candidates to ADB
6. ADB reviews submission from institutions
7. ADB recommends awardees based on its selection criteria to the Japanese executive director for approval
8. ADB selects scholars and informs institution
9. Institution informs all scholars
- 1 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).
- 2 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.
- 3 Only candidates who have been offered admission and endorsed by the academic institutions will be considered for the scholarships by the ADB.
- The ADB-JSP does not cover expenses for the scholar's family; extra-curricular courses or training; additional travel during the course of the study program; additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the academic institution or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.
- Completion of the application form or admission by the academic institution does not mean that you have been accepted for a scholarship; accordingly you should not take any action with respect to your current employment or otherwise, until you have been informed by the institution that you have been awarded a scholarship.