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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Admissions

Admissions

Scholarships

Approximately 50% of MPP/IP students receive scholarships from the JJ/WBGSP, the ADB-JSP, and the IMF-JISPA.

Successful applicants for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) and Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) will be awarded funding covering all tuition and admission fees, as well as housing and subsistence allowance. Travel expenses between the awardees’ home countries and Tokyo will also be provided.

Scholarship Programs

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Admission Category JJ/WBGSP ADB-JSP IMF-JISPA
Tuition & Fees
Monthly Subsistence
Medical Insurance
Travel Expenses
(One round trip economy
class air travel)
Book Allowance
Thesis / Research
Allowance
Computer /
Software
Nationality – Be a national of WB member developing country
– Not hold a dual citizenship of a developed country
Be a national of ADB borrowing member country Be a national of: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, PacificIsland Countries, PapuaNew Guinea, Philippines, SriLanka,Tajikistan, Thailand,Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam
Notes for
Work Experience
– Be employed in a paid and full time position at the time of application
– Have, 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
Have at least 2 years of full time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application – Currently working for: central bank, ministry of economy, ministry of finance, ministry of planning /development, ministry of trade/commerce, tax administration, national statistics bureau, financial regulatory agencies, or officials working in other areas of government
– Minimum of 2-3 years’ work experience in the public sector will be prioritized.
Website JJ/WBGSP ADB-JSP IMF-JISPA

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JJ/WBGSP Scholarship

What are the eligibility requirements for JJ/WBGSP?

To be eligible for receiving a scholarship under JJ/WBGSP, the student must meet the following minimum criteria:
  1. Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.
  2. Not be a dual citizen of any developed country.
  3. Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group (The World Bank, International Development Association, International Finance Corporation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlements of Investment Disputes), 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.
  4. Hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) earned before 2015.
  5. Have at least 3 years of paid development-related employment in one or more developing countries acquired since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and within the past six years from the date of the Application Deadline (with part time employment counted proportionately toward the 3-year requirement.); and be employed in a paid full time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. The only exception to this criteria is for developing country nationals from a country the list of Fragile and Conflict States noted below. The limited employment opportunities in those countries will be taken into consideration. Please see list of development-related topics on JJ/WBGSP website.
  6. Have been accepted unconditionally (except for funding) to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of the JJ/WBGSP preferred university master’s programs listed on the JJ/WBGSP website, and located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence.
  7. Be in good health, with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar on a continuous full-time basis for the duration of the master’s program, as certified by a medical doctor less than 3 months before the start of the master’s program.
  8. Not received any scholarship funding tfrom the government of Japan or its agencies (including JICA, the Central Bank, and local governments) to help finance a graduate or professional degree (including Law, Medicine, Masters, PhD).

Website: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships
Please check the WB website frequently as guideline details and FAQs may be updated throughout the year.

For most updated list of List of Development-related topics: Click HERE

List of Fragile and Conflict States (as of 2018/2019 entry, for reference):Afghanistan, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Cote D’lvoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia,The., Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iraq, Kiribati, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Fed. Sts, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Lean, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tuvalu, Yemen, Rep, Zimbabwe

What does the JJ/WBGSP Scholarship cover?

The JJ/WBGSP covers:
  • economy class air travel between the home country and the host university at the start of the study program and one return journey following the end of the overall scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, scholars receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip
  • tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance usually obtained through the university
  • a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books (*JPY152,000).
    *As of April 2017, the amount is subject to modification.
The JJ/WBGSP Scholarship does NOT cover:
  • expenses for the scholar’s family
  • extra-curricular courses or training
  • language training
  • additional travel during the courses of the study program
  • additional expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the host university or educational equipment such as computers
Annual Intake
JJ/WBGSP: 8 (for AY2017)

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ADB-JSP Scholarship

What are the eligibility requirements for ADB-JSP?

To be eligible for receiving a scholarship under ADB-JSP, the student must meet the following minimum criteria:
  1. A national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship).
  2. Gained admission to an approved MA/PhD course at an academic institution.
  3. A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
  4. At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  5. Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
  6. In good health.
  7. Should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.
  8. Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  9. Staff of ADB-JSP partner institutions are not eligible for the scholarship.
  10. Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
  11. ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  12. ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

website:
http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/main
http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/frequently-asked-questions

ADB-JSP does not sponsor second master’s programs, undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

For more details regarding ADB-JSP’ financial supports, procedures for application, and selection criteria, please refer following website:
http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/frequently-asked-questions

What does the ADB-JSP Scholarship cover?

What ADB-JSP covers:
  • full tuition fees
  • a monthly subsistence and housing allowance (*JPY147,000)
    *As of April 2014, the amount is subject to modification.
  • an allowance for books and instructional materials (JPY10,000 monthly)
  • Thesis/Research Allowance (USD 1,000 for the whole period)
  • medical insurance
  • travel expenses
What ADB-JSP does NOT cover:
  • expenses for the scholar’s family
  • extra-curricular courses or training
  • additional travel during the courses of the study program
  • additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the DI or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.

Note: Candidates are required to submit certificate of Annual Income from Employer (for candidate) and certificate of Family Income (i.e. Parent’s income for single, spouse income for married) before selection.

Annual Intake
ADB-JSP : 2 (for AY2017)

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IMF-JISPA Scholarship
(Candidates applying for JISPA, apply to IMF directly)

Application Procedure for IMF-JISPA

The applicant for the partnership track under IMF-JISPA is required to apply through IMF’s online application system which is available on the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific website: http://www.imf.org/external/oap/schol.htm.

For details, please follow the instructions on their website:
https://www.imf.org/external/oap/partguide.htm

Applicants who apply for JJ/WBGSP and/or ADB-JSP scholarships can also apply for IMF-JISPA, as long as they are eligible for each scholarship program.

What are the eligibility requirements for IMF-JISPA?

NOTE: The applicant for the partnership track is requested to apply directly through the IMF’s online application system.

Target countries:Under current program guidelines, candidates must be a national of one of the following countries:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Island Countries, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Work

Candidates should also currently work for one of the following or related agencies:
central bank, ministry of economy, ministry of finance, ministry of planning/development, ministry of trade/commerce, tax administration, national statistics bureau, or financial regulatory agencies. The program will also consider officials working in other areas of government that have a significant impact on the formulation or implementation of macroeconomic policy.

Education background

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent with at least 16 years of formal education. Names of schools and attending dates beginning from primary school must be listed in the application. In some cases, 15 years of formal education may be accepted if there is an official explanation (a country’s particular educational system or other exceptional circumstances).

English proficiency

Applicants must have an English language proficiency, which needs to be demonstrated as equivalent to or more than an official TOEFL score of 550, CBT213, or iBT79-80. If TOEFL scores are not available, then an overall IELTS score of at least 6.0 can be substituted.

What does the IMF-JISPA Scholarship cover?

NOTE: For the latest information on the IMF-JISPA, please refer IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/oap/partguide.htm

What IMF-JISPA covers:
  • Selection fees, Admission Fees, Full Tuition
  • Stipend (*JPY 157,000 including living allowance and commuting expenses)
    *As of April 2014, the amount is subject to modification.
  • National Health Care Insurance
  • One round-trip economy class air travel between the home country and the host university
  • Book Allowance (JPY 75,000 per year)
  • Computer/Software allowance (JPY 100,000 for one time only)

No additional aid or arrangements are given for a scholar’s family. Scholars are generally advised not to bring family members or other dependents to Japan owing the to high cost and other complications. In any event, scholars are responsible for all expenditures as well as all required procedures associated with bringing a family member.

Annual Intake
IMF-JISPA : 5-7 (for Ay2017)