Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program for Japanese Nationals (2022)

A scholarship for Japanese mid-career professionals, pursuing a career in international development, starting a Masters at Sussex in 2022.

What you get

Full tuition fee waiver, monthly living stipend, air fare, and medical insurance.

Type of award

Full scholarship

Funding type



  • Who is eligible

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a Japanese National
    • have accepted a full time offer of a place on an eligible course to start in September 2022 (see list of Eligible courses below)
    • hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree, earned at least 3 years prior to the application deadline date
    • have at least 3 years of recent, full-time, paid employment acquired after receiving the first Bachelor (or equivalent) degree
  • Who isn’t eligible

    You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

    • are an Executive Director or alternate, staff, consultant of the World Bank Group or close relative or in-law of the aforementioned at the time of the application
    • Are employed by the Government of Japan or its related agencies at the time of application
    • have received any scholarship funds from the Government of Japan for graduate studies
  • Eligible courses

    Applications will only be considered for the following Masters:

    • MA Climate Change, Development and Policy
    • MA Environment, Development and Policy
    • MA Food and Development
    • MA Migration and Global Development

Number of scholarships available



8 April 2022 12:00

How to apply

Apply online directly to The World Bank: 

The application guidelines, complete list of eligibility criteria, online application form and list of required documents are available at World Bank Scholarships Program.



The World Bank works in every major area of development, providing an array of financial producs and technical assistance, to help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.

Contact us

For further information please visit the Scholarships Program website: World Bank Scholarships Program

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All successful applicants will hear from the JJ/WBGSP by 15 July 2022.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
8 April 2022 12:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


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