Post-Graduate Scholarships by Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program [Fully Funded; Multiple Institutes]: Applications Open


The Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program invites applications from meritorious candidates for Post-Graduate Scholarships at various institutes in the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific.

The Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program (ADB–JSP) offers about 140 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.


The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a monthly allowance for expenses, housing, books, and instructional materials, medical insurance and travel. For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language, and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.

To view the list of participating academic institutions, click here.

  1. The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved MA course at a participating academic institution.
  2. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent; and have a superior academic record.
  3. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.
Selection Procedure

The academic institution will screen and rank the applicants, based on its own selection criteria, keeping in view the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the ADB. In the evaluation process, the academic institution may contact the candidates for further information. The academic institution will then submit its ranked list of applicants to ADB, including a description of the score/grading system which is the basis for the ranking.

ADB will review the submission from the academic institutions and recommend awardees based on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive Director of Japan for formal approval.

Upon approval by the Executive Director of Japan, ADB will advise academic institutions on the successful candidates.

How to Apply?
  1. Applicants should indicate to the academic institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB–JSP Scholarship.
  2. The completed institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB–JSP application sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution.
  3. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation.
  4. To download the application form, click here.
  5. Completion of the application form or admission by the academic institution does not mean that you have been accepted for a scholarship; accordingly, you should not take any action with respect to your current employment or otherwise until you have been informed by the institution that you have been awarded a scholarship.

Phone Number: +63283624444

For further details, click here.



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