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Scholarships in Asia and the Pacific

The ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) offers about 140 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.

Scholarship Program: List of Academic Institutions

The ADB–Japan Scholarship Program (ADB–JSP) enrolls about 300 students annually in academic institutions located in 9 countries within the Region. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
(Attn: Scholarships Office, The Registry)
  Email

Master of Science in

  1. Urban Planning
  2. Urban Design

Intake: September
Deadline: January

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110 016 India

Atul Vyas
Joint Registrar (Academics)
  Email
  Tel: +91 11 2659 1723, +91 11 2659 1737

Master of Technology in Science and Technology

Intake: July
Deadline: December

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

Hitotsubashi University
School of International and Public Policy
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 101-8439

Ikuko Yoshikawa
Office Manager
Asian Public Policy Program
  Email
  Tel: +81 3 4212-3145
  Fax: +81 3 4212-3146

Asian Public Policy Program

Intake: October
Deadline: April

International University of Japan

Graduate School of International Relations
777 Kokusai-cho, Minami Uonuma-shi
Niigata-ken 949-7277, Japan
(Attn: Office of GSIR)
  Email
  Tel: +8125 779 1200
  Fax: +8125 779 1188

  1. Master of Arts in International Relations
  2. Master of Arts in International Development
  3. Master of Arts in Economics
  4. Master of Arts in Public Management

Intake: September
Deadline: March

Graduate School of International Management
777 Kokusai-cho, Minami Uonuma-shi
Niigata-ken 949-7277, Japan
(Attn: Office of GSIM)
  Email
  Tel: +8125 779 1500
  Fax: +8125 779 1188

Gretchen Shinoda
ADB-JSP Coordinator
Office of Student Services
  Email
  Tel: +8125 779 1103
  Fax: +8125 779 1180

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of E-Business Management

Intake: September
Deadline: March

Keio University

Graduate School of Science and Technology
3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama,
Kanagawa 223-8522, Japan
  Email
  Website
  Tel: +81-45-566-1468
  Fax: +81-45-566-1469

International Graduate Program on Advanced Science and Technology

  1. Master of Science in Engineering
  2. Master of Science

Intake: September
Deadline: December

Graduate School of Economics

Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
  Email
  Website
  Tel: +81-75-753-3406
  Fax: +81-75-753-3492

Master of Economics

Intake: October(EA course)
Deadline: October Intake-November(EA course)
http://www.econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kueac/application/masters/

Graduate School of System Design and Management

4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama,
Kanagawa 223-8526 Japan
  Email
  Website
  Tel: +81-45-564-2518
  Fax: +81-45-562-3502

  1. Master of Systems Engineering
  2. Master of Systems Design and Management

Intake: September
Deadline: January

Kobe University
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku
Kobe 657-8501 Japan

Yohei Okada
Associate professor
Coordinator
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
  Email
  Tel: +81 78 803-7267
  Fax: +81 78 803-7297

  1. Master of Economics
  2. Master of International Studies
  3. Master of Laws
  4. Master of Political Science

Intake: October
Deadline: early January

Kyoto University

Graduate School of Management
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
  Email
  Tel: +81-75-753-3530

International Project Management Program (M.B.A)

Intake: April
Deadline: September
http://www.gsm.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/admission-information/admission-guidelin...

The Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
  Email
  Tel: +81-75-753-5932
  Fax: +81-75-753-9187

Master's Program in International Environmental Management Program

Intake: April
Deadline: June
http://www2.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/admissions/schedule-and-guide/

Graduate School of Agriculture
Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
  Email
  Tel: +81-75-753-2251
  Fax: +81-75-753-6005

Special Course in Agricultural Sciences - For the Global Future of Life, Food and the Environment (Master)

Intake: October

Deadline:
October Intake - August
http://www.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/global30/sp_course_dtl03-2/

Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto daigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8530, Japan
  Email

  1. International Course in Management of Civil Infrastructure in the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering
  2. International Course in Urban and Regional Development in the Department of Urban Management

Intake: April
Deadline: June
1. https://www.ce.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/mci/en
2. https://www.um.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/urd/en

Kyushu University
Faculty of Agriculture
6-10-1, Hakozaki Higashi-ku
Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan

Admission Office of International Programs
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
  Email
  Tel: +81 92 642 7351 | +81 92 642 2815
  Fax: +81 92 642 2144 | +81 92 642 2817

Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences

  1. Bioresources Sciences
  2. Agro-Environmental Sciences
  3. Agricultural and Resource Economics
  4. Bioscience and Biotechnology

Intake: October
Deadline: November

Graduate School of Law
Kyushu University
Faculty of Law
6-19-1, Hakozaki Higashi-ku
Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan

Admission Office of the LL.M. Program
  Email

  1. Global Governance and Corporations
  2. Economic and Business Law in Asia
  3. Innovation and the Law
  4. Fundamental Perspectives on Economic and Business Law

Intake: October (Arrival in Japan: End-September)
Deadline: February

Graduate School of International Development
Nagoya University
Furo-cho Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
(Attn: Dean, Graduate School of International Development)

Sunate Kamperparb
Associate Professor
Graduate School of International Development
  Email
  Tel: +81-0-52-789-5076
  Fax: +81-0-52-789-4951

  1. Master of Arts in International Development

Intake: April
Deadline: Beginning of July

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677 Japan
(Attn: Admissions Office)

Admissions Office
  Email
  Tel: +8103 6439 6046
  Fax: +8103 6439 6050

Master in

  1. One-year Master's Program of Public Policy (MP1)
  2. Two-year Master's Program of Public Policy (MP2)

Intake: October
Deadline: November

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu,
Oita, 874-8577, Japan

Naohiko Kameda
Manager, APU Admissions Office
  Email
  Tel: +81-977-78-1119
  Fax: +81-977-78-1121

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

  1. Master of Science in Asia Pacific Studies
  2. Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy

Intake: September
Deadline: February

Graduate School of Economics
Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 Japan

International Center at Biwako-Kusatsu Campus
  Email
  Tel: +8177 561-3946
  Fax: +8177 561-3956

Master in Economics

Intake: September
Deadline: February

Saitama University

International Program on Civil and Environmental Engineering
255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
(Attn: The Registrar, The Foreign Student Office)
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Yuko Mori
Administrative Assistant
Foreign Student Office
  Email
  Tel / Fax: +81 48 858 3555

Master in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Intake: April
Deadline: October

Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

Naoya Abe, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Environment and Society
  Email (for inquiries only)
  Tel / Fax: +81-3-5734-3797

Application guidelines:
  Website

Master's program in the department of

Some departments might not call for master's students. Please check Tokyo Tech website.

  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Earth and Planetary Sciences
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Systems and Control Engineering
  7. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  8. Information and Communications Engineering
  9. Industrial Engineering and Economics
  10. Materials Science and Engineering
  11. Chemical Science and Engineering
  12. Mathematical and Computing Science
  13. Computer Science
  14. Life Science and Technology
  15. Architecture and Building Engineering
  16. Civil and Environmental Engineering
  17. Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
  18. Social and Human Sciences

Intake: September
Deadline: early May

United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
53-70 Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 Japan

Osamu Saito
Academic Programme Director and ADB-JSP Coordinator
  Tel: + 81-3-5467-1212
  Fax: +81-3-3406-7347

Master of Science in Sustainability

Intake: September
Deadline: 28 February

The University of Tokyo

Department of Civil Engineering
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
113-8656, Japan
(Attn: Foreign Student Office)

Hironori Kato
Professor of Civil Engineering & Foreign Student Officer
  Email
  Tel: +813 5841 6141
  Fax: +813 5841 8509

Master in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Development

Intake: September
Deadline: November

Department of Urban Engineering
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
(Attn: Foreign Student Office)

Akito Murayama
Associate Professor & Foreign Student Offcer
Department of Urban Engineering
  Email
  Tel: +813 5841 6241
  Fax: +813 5841 8556

Master in Urban Engineering

Intake: September
Deadline: November

Division of Environmental Studies
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
International Liaison Office
Building of Environmental Studies
Rm #120, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Chiba 277-8653, Japan

Hiroyasu Sato
Associate Professor
Division of Environmental Studies
  Email
  More information
  Tel: +814 7136 4558
  Fax: +814 7136 4560

  1. Master in Environment Studies
  2. Master in International Studies
  3. Master in Sustainability Science

Intake: September
Deadline: December

School of International Health
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
(Attn: Admission Office of ADB-JSP,
Department of Community and Global Health)
Graduate School of Medicine

Kaoru Tanaka
ADB-JSP Coordinator
School of International Health
Graduate School of Medicine
  Email
  Email
  Tel: +813 5841 3698
  Fax: +813 5841 3422

Master in Health Science (International Health

Intake: April
Deadline: 31 May

Graduate School of Public Policy
MPP/IP Admissions Office
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Attn: MPP/IP Admissions Office)
  Email
  Tel: +813-5841-1349
  Fax: +813-5841-3190 (For inquiries only - not for submission of applications)

Master of Public Policy, International Program

Intake: September
Deadline: January

University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8573 Japan

Hisahiro Naito
Program Officer
Program in Economic and Public Policy
  Email
  Tel: +81-29-853-6785
  Fax: +81-29-853-6797

  1. Master of Arts in Economics
  2. Master of Public Policy

Intake: October
Deadline: March

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

The University of Auckland
Applications and Admissions
Academic Services
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
  Email
  Tel: +64-9-3737599

  1. Master in International Business
  2. Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  3. Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  4. Master programmes in Engineering
  5. Master of Public Health

Intake: February
Deadline: July

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

Lahore University of Management Sciences
Opposite Sector "U", DHA
Lahore Cantt. Lahore 54792, Pakistan
(Attn: Student and Alumni Affairs)

Ahmad Saad Qureshi
Assistant Manager Fundraising
Office of Marketing, Fundraising & Alumni
  Email
  Tel: +9242 3560 8000
  Fax: +9242 572 2591

Master in Business Administration

Intake: August
Deadline: 27 February (Round 1)
13 April (Round 2)

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

Asian Institute of Management
123 Paseo de Roxas Makati City, Philippines

Bryan Reginald Magbutay
Registrar and Student Affairs Director
  Email
  Email
  Tel: +63 2 8893 7631 | 892 4011 to 25
  Fax: +63 2 8893 7631

  1. Master in Business Administration
  2. Master in Development Management

Intake: September
Deadline: February

Intake: January
Deadline: August

International Rice Research Institute/University of the Philippines in Los Baños
Security Bank Center, Suite 1009
6776 Ayala Ave. Makati City, Metro Manila
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
(Attn: Head, Training Center)

Anilyn Maningas
Assistant Manager, Training Center
  Email
  Email
  Tel: +63 2 8845 0563/0569
  Fax: +63 2 8891 1292 | 845 0606

Master of Agriculture

  1. Agronomy

Master of Science

  1. Agricultural Chemistry
  2. Agricultural Economics
  3. Agricultural Education
  4. Agricultural Engineering
  5. Agrometeorology
  6. Agronomy
  7. Applied Nutrition
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Botany
  10. Chemical Engineering
  11. Chemistry
  12. Community Development
  13. Development Communication
  14. Entomology
  15. Environmental Science
  16. Extension Education
  17. Food Science
  18. Genetics
  19. Microbiology
  20. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  21. Plant Breeding
  22. Plant Genetics Resources Conservation and Management
  23. Plant Pathology
  24. Soil Science
  25. Statistics

Note: MS thesis research should be on rice and related systems research

Intake: June
Deadline: 31 Mar

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

National University of Singapore
NUS Business School
Mochtar Riady Building, Level 4
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119245

Teo Su Ann
Senior Manager, Marketing and Admissions
Graduate Studies Office
NUS Business School
  Email
  Tel: +65 6516 2068

Master in Business Administration

Intake: August
Deadline:

Round 1: 31 Jan (scholarship qualifying round)
Round 2: 31 Mar

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Oei Tiong Ham Building
Singapore 259772
  Email
  Tel: +65 6516 6134
  Fax: +65 6778 1020

Master in Public Policy

Intake: July / August
Deadline: January

Department of Economics
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
AS2 Level 6, 1 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  Email
  Email
  Tel: +65 6516 3941

Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics)

Intake: January
Deadline: July

School of Design and Environment
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117 566
  Email
  Tel: +65 6516 1663
  Fax: +65 6776 3190

Master of Science in Environmental Management

Intake: August / July
Deadline: March / September

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
(Attn: Director of Admission and Scholarships)

Tenzin Rabgyal
Coordinator, Admissions and Scholarships Unit
  Email
  Tel: +662 524 5031 to 33
  Fax: +662 524 6326 | +662 516 2126

Master of Sciences or Engineering in: School of Engineering and Technology (SET)

  1. Software Engineering
  2. Electronics
  3. Computer Science
  4. Information Management
  5. Industrial Engineering & Management
  6. Design and Manufacturing Engineering
  7. Mechatronics
  8. Microelectronics
  9. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  10. Telecommunications
  11. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  12. Nanotechnalogy
  13. Information and Communications Technologies
  14. Microelectronics and Embedded Systems
  15. Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Management
  16. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  17. Structural Engineering
  18. Transportation Engineering
  19. Water Engineering and Management
  20. Geosystem Exploration and Petroleum Geoengineering
  21. Offshore Technology and Management

School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)

  1. Agricultural Systems & Engineering
  2. Aquaculture & Aquatic Resources Management
  3. Energy
  4. Food Engineering & Bioprocess Technology
  5. Pulp and Paper Technology
  6. Gender and Development Studies
  7. Natural Resources Management
  8. Regional & Rural Development Planning
  9. Environmental Engineering & Management
  10. Urban Environmental Management
  11. Agribusiness Management
  12. Energy and Environment
  13. Climate Change for Sustainable Development

Interdisciplinary Courses among Schools

  1. Cleaner Production (SAT,SCE,SERD and SOM)
  2. Integrated Tropical Coastal Zone Management (SERD and SCE)
  3. Integrated Watershed Development and Management (SERD and SCE)
  4. Modeling Tools for Environment and Resources Management (SERD and SCE)
  5. Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management
  6. Environmental Geotechnics and Management
  7. Greater Mekong Subregion Development Study
  8. Energy Business Management

School of Management (SOM)

  1. Management of Technology
  2. International Business
  3. International Public Management
  4. Business Administration
  5. Banking and Finance

Intake: August
Deadline: 31 March

Thammasat University
Rangsit Campus
Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12121 Thailand
(Attn: Director of Academic Affairs Division)

Phanthiwa Chanchoengphop
Head, Division of Mobility
  Email
  Tel: +662 613 2046
  Fax: +662 623 5289

  1. Master in Engineering
  2. Master in Economics

Intake: June
Deadline: December

USA

Institution Approved Field of Study Normal Month of Intake / Deadline of Application

East-West Center
1601 East-West Road, Honolulu
Hawaii 96848-1601, U.S.A.
(Attn: ADB Japan Scholarship Program)

Stella Kolinski
ADB-JSP & EWC Scholarships Assistant
  Email
  Tel: +1 808 944 7738
  Fax:+1 808 944 7070

Master in

  1. Business Administration
  2. Economics
  3. Geography
  4. Business Administration (Global MBA-Japan Track)
  5. Natural Resources & Environmental Management
  6. Ocean and Resources Engineering
  7. Oceanography
  8. Pacific Island Studies
  9. Public Administration
  10. Sociology
  11. Tropical Plant & Soil Science
  12. Urban and Regional Planning
  13. Master of Law

Intake: August
Deadline: 1 Dec