Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
- UK/International: Specific country (see details in text)
- Summary: One-year fully funded scholarships for applicants from developing countries wishing to pursue full-time Master of Public Health (International)
- Value - what money is on offer: Full tuition and fees, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, and travel allowance.
- Who is eligible: The program is for nationals from developing countries with professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.
- Deadline: 26 May 2023
- Conditions: Please see detailed information below.
How to apply
There are two application rounds in the JJWBGSP and the University of Leeds is participating in Application Window 2.
Further information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships#3
Completed applications, including two professional references, must be submitted online by 12:00 pm EST on May 26, 2023 (Application Window#2).
The MPH Public Health International is one of the JJWBGSP Participating Programs in Session 2023/24. The link to the online JJWBGSP Application Form is only communicated by JJWBGSP Partipating Programs to the applicants they have shortlisted.
Details on Eligibility Criteria for each call for applications are provided in that call’s Application Guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.
Broadly speaking, Developing Country nationals must:
- Be a national of a World Bank member developing country on this list;
- Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
- Be in good health;
- Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
- Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree;
- Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the Application Deadline. Please see FAQs—Window 1 on how to count qualified part time employment toward this 3-year requirement. Please see Annex 2 of the Application Guidelines for a suggested list of development-related topics. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that is on the list of Fragile and Conflict States featured in Annex 3 of the Application Guidelines. In these exceptional cases, we do take into consideration the limited employment opportunities in those countries listed in Annex 3.
- On or before the Scholarship Application Deadline date, be admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to at least one of the JJ/WBGSP participating master’s programs located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence listed at the time the call for scholarship applications opens. The letter of admission must be uploaded before submitting your application. For details, see “How to Apply”.
- Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term "close relative" defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.