Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme

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Scholarship overview

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to Nationals of eligible developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic. 

Applicants should also hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) at least 3 years prior to applying.

Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 48 Participating Programs at universities in U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. Please note that if you are not admitted to one of these 48 programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship.

We are delighted that our MSc Economics & MSc Development Economics (with Finance as an exit pathway) are on the list of their participating programs.

As indicated on the JJWBGSP website, the link to the JJWBGSP scholarship application form will only be communicated to you by the SOAS Scholarship Office provided you are shortlisted. Participating Programme (Window 2) open on 25th March 2024. If you did not receive an email from the scholarships office inviting you to apply by 22nd March then I am afraid you have not been successful. 


Please visit the World Bank Scholarship Program website for more details and if you have any specific questions please contact SOAS at