The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.
It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.
Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.
The ADB-JSP provides
For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.
The scholarship is for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.
The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs.
The following institutions participate in the Program:
|Crawford School of Economics and Government (National Centre for Development Studies) 
Australian National University
|University of Melbourne ||Melbourne, Australia|
|University of Hong Kong ||Hong Kong, China|
|Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ||New Delhi, India|
School of International and Public Policy 
|International University of Japan ||Niigata, Japan|
International Graduate Programs on Advanced Science and Technology 
Graduate School of Economics 
Graduate School of System Design and Management 
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies 
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences Graduate School of Law 
Graduate School of International Development 
|National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies 
(formerly Graduate School of Policy Science, Saitama University)
|Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies 
Graduate School of Economics 
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 
|Tokyo Institute of Technology ||Tokyo, Japan|
|The University of Tokyo
Department of Civil Engineering 
Department of Urban Engineering 
Graduate School of Public Policy 
Institute of Environmental Studies 
School of International Health 
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
|University of Auckland ||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Lahore University of Management Sciences ||Lahore, Pakistan|
|Asian Institute of Management ||Manila, Philippines|
|International Rice Research Institute 
University of the Philippines, Los Banos
|Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Business School ||Singapore|
|National University of Singapore ||Singapore|
|Asian Institute of Thailand ||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Thammasat University ||Bangkok, Thailand|
|East-West Center, University of Hawaii ||Hawaii, USA|
No. ADB-JSP provides scholarships only to participating academic institutions under the Program.
Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in
Only programs at the participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions are eligible for ADB-JSP funding.
No. The Program covers only courses listed as "Approved Fields of Study" under each of the participating institutions.
Send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.
Please refer to the normal month of intake and deadline of application in the participating academic institutions.
You can download the information sheet in& MS Word format or PDF format and photocopy them.
ADB-JSP brochures with information sheets are also available from participating academic institutions, ADB's Public Information Center, Office of Cofinancing Operations, and ADB's field offices.
Yes. You may apply to more than one institution simultaneously. However, you should mention this in the application form.
Yes. Applicants should not be more than 35 years of age 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.
No. ADB-JSP provides funding only for postgraduate studies. ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminar, thesis writing and research projects.
No. ADB-JSP provides funding for the scholar only and does not cover expenses for the scholar's spouse or other dependents.
For further information, contact:ADB-Japan Scholarship Program Office of Cofinancing Operations, Asian Development Bank +632 636 2444 +632 636 2456 E-mail contact form  Visit us: Room 7729 East Asian Development Bank #6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines