Applicants admitted to the Program in Economic and Public Policy Management are eligible for scholarships provided by the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) of the World Bank and the Japan-IDB Scholarship Program of the Inter-American Development Bank provided that they meet the specific requirements of each program as described.
To be eligible, a candidate must be a national of a World Bank member country that is currently eligible to borrow from the Bank, including Indonesia. In addition, Executive Directors, their alternates, and staff of the World Bank Group,including consultants, as well as their close relatives, are excluded from consideration.
The World Bank Graduate Scholarship program also gives priority to: women; applicants with few other resources and from lower social and economic classes;applicants who have not had previous opportunities for graduate study outside their home country; and applicants who do not already hold a graduate degree from an industrialized country”
Applicants of this scholarship program must:
– Hold a bachelor’s degree and have completed 16 years of school education (up to undergraduate level). A strong background in economics and associated quantitative tools is useful and,in the case of the Economic Policy Course, highly recommended.
-Those applicants having completed their university education in countries where formal schooling lasts less than 16 years, who are at least 22 years old, and who have spent at least one year in a research or similar institution, can become qualified to apply by filling out and submitting the provided form (Certificate of research Activities).
– Have at least 2 years (and preferably 4 to 5) of recent professional experience in a field related to economic development.
– Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English language by submitting the TOEFL scores or other evidence as deemed appropriate by the Graduate School.
– Demonstrate verbal and quantitative skills by submitting the Graduate record Examination (GRE) scores or other evidence as deemed appropriate by the Graduate School.
– In addition,applicants must be under 45 (but preferably under 35) years of age. Priority will be given to mid-career professionals.
1. Application form (download here) in full. The Personal Statement and the Study Plan must be typewritten. Applicants must choose their preferred Course from the two options offered (Economic Policy and International Public Policy). Adjustments to that choice are possible during the screening process.
2. Four letters of recommendation (two issued by academics and two by professionals).
3. Transcripts from institutions of higher education attended.
4. Diplomas certifying to higher education degrees obtained. note. Diplomas and transcripts must be originals or certified true copies of original documents.
5. Curriculum vitae.
6. TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English proficiency.
7. GRE scores or equivalent proof of skills.
8. Medical Certificate.
9. Certificate of research activities, if applicable.
10. Copies or reprints of publications other than graduation thesis, if any.
11. Three copies of a recent photograph (4 cm x 4 cm).
12. Statement of eligibility for JJ/WBGSP Scholarship.
All documents must be mailed in a single package and must reach the University of Tsukuba by August 31,2008 (applications sent by fax will not be accepted). Complete applications and correspondence should be addressed to:
The JJ/WBGSP Committee
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba
305-8571, Tsukuba, Japan