ADB-JSP Scholarships for ADB Member Countries 2024

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Opportunity Description

Applications are now open for the Asian Development Bank and Japan Scholarship Program- ADB-JSP for the academic year 2024. Applicants from an ADB borrowing member country and Japanese ODA scholarship-eligible countries who wish to pursue their graduate programs can apply for this program.

One hundred thirty-five scholarships are available for qualified interested applicants to benefit from the ADB-JSP allowances, such as tuition fees, housing, book allowances, medical insurance, and travel expenses. ADB-JSP also provides expenditure for students who need additional training under particular circumstances. Furthermore, this program includes improving language proficiency and computer literacy.

In April 1988, the Japanese government started funding the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries. The program helped applicants pursue postgraduate studies in science and technology, economics, management, law, public policy, and more development-related fields at universities in Asia and the Pacific.

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Essential Details of the ADB-JSP

Application Deadline: At least six months before the start of the desired study program

Funding Organizations: Government of Japan

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Fund Distribution Body: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Locations: Asian and the Pacific Countries

Degree Level: Master

Gender: Male/Female

Medium of Instruction: English

Number of Opportunity: 135

Duration: 1 Year (extendable for the second year)

Funding Type: Fully-funded

Benefits of the ADB-JSP

The ADB-JSP is a fully-funded program that provides the following allowances:

  • Monthly subsistence allowance, including housing
  • Full tuition fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel expenses
  • Books and instructional materials
  • Students who are involved in research may receive a special grant to prepare their thesis.
  • The ADB-JSP may also cover computer literacy, primary language, and other similar courses in particular circumstances.

Note: The ADB-JSP does not provide the applicant’s family, extra-curricular courses, or training costs. Also, students are responsible for additional travel costs during the study program, field trips, participation in workshops, seminars, internships, supplementary educational materials, or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.

Eligible Countries for the ADB-JSP

The nationality of the ADB borrowing member country is eligible to apply for the ADB-JSP 2024, including:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • 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

Major Fields of Study

The following are the available fields of study for the ADB-JSP 2024:

Science and Technology with ADB-JSP:

  • Agriculture
  • Biological Science
  • Computer Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Health

Economics, Business, and Management:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Commerce
  • E-Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Cooperation
  • Social Sciences

Development Studies with ADB-JSP:

  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Development Management
  • Development Studies

Law and Public Policy:

  • International Business Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy

Requirements for the ADB-JSP

Below is the set of eligibility criteria and requirements that all applicants should meet to apply for the ADB-JSP:

  • Applicants must hold the nationality of an ADB borrowing member country and a Japanese ODA scholarship-eligible country;
  • Dual citizenship of any developed country is not eligible;
  • Have received admission to an approved master’s degree program at a Designated University.
  • Prove a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with an outstanding academic record;
  • Have at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience after a university degree by the time of application.
  • Prove communication skills in oral and written English;
  • Not be older than 35 years at the time of application, unless exempted in exceptional cases with the expressed endorsement of the Government of Japan;
  • Be in a suitable health manner;
  • Commit to return and work in their home country for at least two years after graduation;
  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management, staff, and consultants of ADB and their close relatives, including spouse, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, sister, stepsister, brother, stepbrother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew are not eligible;
  • The staff of ADB–JSP Designated Institutions are not eligible;
  • Applicant should reside and work in their home country;
  • Must not have already enrolled in graduate degree programs.

ADB-JSP Required Documents

Applicants who wish to apply for the Asian Development Bank and Japan Scholarship Program should submit the following documents:

  • Update income tax return or certification of their annual or monthly salary;
  • Certificate of family income (parent’s income);
  • Filled out application forms;
  • Copies of academic records;
  • Admission and endorsed letter of the academic institutions;
  • ADB-JSP information sheet;
  • Additional supporting documents, if needed

Application Procedure

The ADB-JSP 2024 application procedure details are as follows:

  1. Request information and application forms from the chosen partner university;
  2. Complete the required documents for the application package, including the ADB-JSP information sheet
  3. Send documents to the university;
  4. The university assesses and decides on admission and applicants;
  5. The institution/university sends a shortlist of candidates to ADB;
  6. ADB reviews submissions from institutions;
  7. ADB recommends successful applicants as per the selection criteria to the Japanese executive director for approval;
  8. ADB selects the awardees and informs the institution;
  9. The institution informs all awardees.

How to Apply for ADB-JSP?

To apply for the ADB-JSP, please prepare and submit all required documents to the Designated Institutions. Please find the essential documents below:



For further information about the ADB-JSP 2024, please visit the official website of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or read the FAQs section.


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