MPA/ID Student

Japan/World Bank Scholarship

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), in partnership with the MPA/ID Program, awards eight scholarships per year to citizens of World Bank member borrower countries. These scholarships provide full tuition, a stipend of approximately $1700 per month, and round trip airfare. Scholarship recipients are required to return to their home country or to another developing country after they graduate. Scholarship recipients are ineligible for employment at the World Bank Group for a period of three years after graduation.


To be eligible for the JJ/WBGSP, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of a World Bank borrowing member country.
  • Not be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of any industrialized country and not hold dual citizenship with any industrialized country.
  • Have a minimum of two years (preferably four to five years) of recent full-time professional experience in your home country or in another developing country after receiving a university degree.
  • Currently work in a development-related field in a developing or transition country.
  • Have no close relative who is an Executive Director, an alternate, a consultant, or staff member of the World Bank Group.

Apply to JJ/WBGSP - MPA/ID Partnership Program

To apply for the JJ/WBGSP through this partnership program, you must first apply for admission to the MPA/ID Program. If you have already submitted an application to the MPA/ID Program and believe you may be eligible for the JJ/WBGSP scholarship, please fill out the Statement of Eligibility and return it to us at

Since the MPA/ID Program has a partnership relationship with the JJ/WBGSP, it is not necessary for MPA/ID applicants to apply to the JJ/WBGSP under the regular program. The MPA/ID Program will submit the names of admitted candidates who meet the scholarship eligibility requirements directly to the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat.

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Gulzar Natarajan, MPA/ID 2014, is an Indian Administrative Service Officer for the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Ritesh attended the MPA/ID Program thanks to the support of the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship program.

MPA/ID JJ/WBGSP Statement of Eligibility Form

The updated form will be posted as soon as possible.