Scholarships in Asia and the Pacific
The ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) offers about 135 graduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, business and management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.
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 graduate 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 (1) 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 (2) years for masters program.
The following institutions participate in the Program:
|University of Hong Kong
|Hong Kong, China
|Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
|New Delhi, India
Asian Public Policy Program, School of International and Public Policy
|International University of Japan
International Graduate Programs on Advanced Science and Technology
Graduate School of Economics
Graduate School of System Design and Management
Graduate School of Business and Commerce
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
|United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
|The University of Tokyo
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Urban Engineering
Graduate School of Public Policy
Division of Environmental Studies
School of International Health
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
|Lahore University of Management Sciences
|Asian Institute of Management
|International Rice Research Institute
University of the Philippines, Los Banos
|National University of Singapore
|Asian Institute of Thailand
|East-West Center, University of Hawaii
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.
ADB’s operational priority areas under its Strategy 2030 are
In the case of Japan ODA, the priority areas are
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.
ADB–JSP brochures with information sheets are also available from participating academic institutions, ADB's Public Information Center, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department - Partner Funds Division, 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, unless waived in exceptional cases with the expressed endorsement of the Government of Japan.
No. ADB–JSP provides funding only for graduate 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 Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department - Partner Funds Division, Asian Development Bank +63 2 8636 2444 +63 2 8636 2456 E-mail contact form
Visit us: Asian Development Bank #6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines