MPA/ID candidate Lucila Arboleya

Japan/World Bank Scholarship

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

Eligibility Criteria

Updated eligibility criteria is available on the JJ/WBGSP website.

Selection Process

Information on the selection process is available on the JJ/WBGSP website.

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.
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.


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

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