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ADB–Japan Scholarship Program

What is the ADB–Japan Scholarship Program?

The ADB–Japan Scholarship Program was established in April 1988 to encourage and strengthen human resource development. It aims to give qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) opportunities to pursue graduate studies in economics, business and management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at selected educational institutions in the Asian and the Pacific.

Who is eligible to join the program?

The program is open to nationals of an ADB borrowing member country who have gained admission to an approved master’s A course at a designated institution. Candidates should not be more than 35 years old, be in good health, with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record. The candidate should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program in order to contribute to its development.

What does the scholarship cover?

The ADB–Japan Scholarship Program covers full tuition fees, subsistence (including housing allowance), book allowance, medical insurance, travel, and research subsidies.

Who supports the grant?

The Government of Japan supports the grant.

How to join the ADB-Japan Scholarship Program

Read more about how to avail of the scholarship program.