JJ/WBGSP 2024 at the Yokohama National University, Japan

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Master
  • Eligible Region/Countries

    Citizen of a developing country

    Sponsored links
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study Infrastructure Management
  • Opportunity ID 77709
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 Years

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for the Infrastructure Management Program at the Yokohama National University (YNU). YNU, funded by the Government of Japan and the World Bank through the JJWBGSP, invites prospective students for its Master’s Degree Program in Infrastructure Management (IMP) starting October 2024.

Aiming to train infrastructure policy planners from eligible JJWBGSP 2024 countries, applicants should apply online to the Graduate School of Urban Innovation (GSUI), YNU, until March 10, 2024. Successful candidates will receive a “Letter of Admission” from the GSUI Steering Committee, enabling them to apply for JJWPGSP scholarships 2024 Window #2 by the World Bank.

Yokohama National University will notify the final selected IMP students before July 2024. The program targets government officials with engineering backgrounds, with a special encouragement for women to apply. Early submission is advised as the deadline may change.

Sponsored links

Brief Details

Scholarship Benefits

JJWBGSP scholarship benefits include:

  • Monthly allowance (estimated at JPY170,000 – JPY200,000)
  • Round-trip air ticket to Japan with travel allowance
  • Coverage of tuition fees, entrance examination fees, admission fees, and insurance

Eligibility for Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria for JJWBGSP 2024:

Sponsored links
  • Must be a national of a Bank member country eligible to receive Bank financing.
  • Must not hold dual citizenship of any developed country.
  • Must be in good health.
  • Hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent with superior academic achievement earned over three (3) years before the Scholarship Application Deadline.
  • Be employed full-time at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, unless from a country listed in the WB’s “Harmonized List of Fragile Situations.”
  • Possess at least three (3) years of recent full-time paid professional Experience in development-related work after completing a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the applicant’s home country or another developing country by the Scholarship Application Deadline.
  • If from a country on the World Bank’s list of fragile and conflict states, recent professional Experience does not need to be full-time or paid.
  • Must not be an Executive Director, their alternate, or staff of any appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative as defined.

Priority Consideration for Admission:

  • Applicants with good academic potential for the IMP Master’s Degree Program
  • After completing the program, applicants will return to an equivalent position in their home country.
  • Appropriate government agencies recommend applicants.
  • Applicants are submitting Official English Proficiency Test Scores (TOEFL/IELTS, and more.)

English Proficiency and Recommendations:

  • Evidence of satisfactory English competence is required.
  • Only Original Official Certification issued by the Implementing Test Organs is acceptable for English Proficiency Test Scores.
  • Letters of reference or recommendations from two people are required, one from a work supervisor and the other from a university professor.

Leave of Absence:

  • Successful candidates are strongly advised to arrange a leave of absence from their employer for the two-year program.
  • This leave should ensure their re-employment after completion of the program.

Selection Process and Criteria

Following are the selection process and criteria details for the JJ/WBGSP:

  • Two assessors independently review each eligible application, scoring on a scale of 1 to 10 per the following factors:
    • Professional Experience (30%)
    • Recommendations (30%)
    • Commitment to Home Country (30%)
    • Education Background (10%)
  • The assessors will select the finalists based on the following:
    • Geographical distribution
    • Gender distribution
    • Unusual circumstances/hardships
    • Limited access to financial resources
  • The assessors will present the list of finalists to the JJ/WBGSP Steering Committee for approval.
  • Winners will get notified after Steering Committee approval.

Courses Offered in the Program

Following are the details of the IMP courses:

Preparatory Training Courses:

  • Includes lectures in civil engineering, environment, economics, management, law, practical Japanese, mathematics, computer techniques, and other basic subjects

Specialized Curriculum Framework:

  1. Infrastructure Planning and Management Subjects:
    • Examines infrastructure construction in all stages: survey, planning, management, and operations
    • Focuses on theories and techniques suitable for each country’s economic, political, and social contexts
  2. Policy Aspects of Infrastructure Management Subjects:
    • Explores the relationship between institutional infrastructure and effective physical infrastructure construction and maintenance
    • Emphasizes the importance of markets, finance, government, law, and methods of structural reform.
  3. Global Systems for Infrastructure Management Subjects:
    • Clarifies the link between information network development and social-economic progress
    • Considers the need for policy development to address globalization and the rise of information-based societies.
  4. Infrastructure Management for Sustainable Development Subjects:
    • Focuses on infrastructure management, environmental preservation, and sustainable development principles and techniques
    • Emphasizes addressing economic development issues such as environmental conservation, population growth, resource scarcity, and global warming.
  5. Selective Related Specialized Subjects:
    • Students can choose related specialized courses from various graduate schools with faculty consent.
    • Up to ten units of these courses can count towards graduation credit calculation.

Documents Requirement for Scholarship

Please prepare these documents in advance and submit them with your application:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Certification(s) of Graduation or Copies of Diploma
  • English Proficiency Test Score (TOEFL / IELTS)
  • Research Plan: 5-page A4 size PDF/Word file with an abstract on the first 1/3 page. Include research goals, academic background, and methodology.
  • Names and contact information of Recommenders

Note: Forgery or false declaration will result in disciplinary action by YNU, including expulsion and loss of scholarship entitlement. Do not send documents by email or fax, and do not contact YNU academic staff with questions.

How to Apply?

To apply for the IMP, please click the Apply Now button below and read the instructions on the official website on how to apply for the JJ/WBGSP:


Apply Now


Please visit the official Yokohama National University website for more details about the Infrastructure Management Program. For detailed information about the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), please visit the official website of the World Bank.


You May Like:

Chinese Government Scholarship at Donghua University for Postgraduate Students

50 Scholarships for International Students at the University of Pavia 2024/25

ADB-JSP Scholarships for ADB Member Countries 2024

ANU Chancellor International Scholarship 2024 in Australia

Sponsored links