The Asian Development Bank/ Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) offers about 150 postgraduate scholarships each year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development related fields at the participating academic institutions. The Japan Scholarship Program was established in 1988 to provide an opportunity in post graduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions.
The Asian Development Bank is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
On the other hand, the ADBI provides capacity building and training to mid and senior level officials from ADB developing member countries to enhance awareness on the region’s important development issues, introduce appropriate policy proposals to address them, and build consensus among policy makers and stakeholders on key priority areas.
The program is open to nationals of an ADB borrowing member country who have gained admission to an approved MA/PhD course at an academic institution. Candidates should not be more than 35 years old, in good health, with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record. The candidate should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.
The Japan Scholarship Program covers full tuition fees, a monthly allowance for expenses, housing, books and instructional materials, medical insurance and 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.
Full tuition fees
Monthly allowance for expenses
Books and instructional materials
The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved MA/ PhD course at a participating academic institution.
Candidates should be 35 years old or younger.
Must be in good health.
Must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
Must have a superior academic record.
Upon completion of their study programs, the scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development. 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.
Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Further information, https://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/main
How to apply
Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen academic institutions.
Applicants should indicate to the academic institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship.
The completed institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP application sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution.
Applicants shall submit their latest income tax return or certification of their annual salary or monthly salary, whichever is available.
Applicants shall submit a certification of family income.
See the sample PDF below for the Application
The academic institution will screen and rank the applicants, based on its own criteria, keeping in view the eligibility and requirements and selection criteria of the ADB. During the evaluation process, the academic institution may contact the candidates for further information.
The academic institution will then submit its ranked list of applicants to ADB, including a description of the score/ grading system which is the basis for the ranking.
ASB will review the submission from the academic institutions and recommend awardees based on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive Director of Japan for formal approval.
Upon approval by the Executive Director of Japan, ADB will advise academic institutions on the successful candidates.
The academic institution will inform all applicants of the outcome of the selection process and begin to make arrangements for the awardees take up their scholarships.
The academic institutions will arrange for the signing of the acceptance of scholarship award by awardee wherein the scholars agree that after completion of their study, they will return to their home country.
ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory letter to scholars through the university.
No separate application to ADB is necessary.
Send you application to the academic institution. Kindly access the list here https://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/jsp-institutions
In the Philippines, we have
Asian Institute of Management
123 Paseo de Roxas Makati City, Philippines
Attention: Mr. Rey Reyes
Registrar, Office of the Registrar
Telephone: 02 893 7631 or 02 892 4011 to 25
Fax: 02 893 7631
Approved field of study
Master in Business Administration
Master of Development Management
International Rice Research Institute/ University of the Philippines In Los Banos
Security Bank Center, Suite 1009
6776 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Attention: Head, Training Center
Ms. Anilyn Maningas
Assistant Manager, Training Center
Telephone: 02 845 0563/ 0569
Fax: 02 891 1292/ 845 0606
Approved field of study
Master in Rice and Rice Based Farming Systems
Deadline: March 31
Contact information of Sponsor
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 02 632 4444