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Asian Development Bank Fully Funded Scholarship 2021-2022

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ADB-Japan Scholarship Program

Asian Development Bank Fully Funded Scholarship 2021-2022 in Asia and the Pacific:

The Asian Development Bank (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. study in Hongkong, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the USA with fully funded.

Scholarships Country: Hongkong, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, USA
Degree Level: Master Degree Programs (Postgraduate Degree)
Duration: 2 Years
Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
Deadline: 31st April 2021 (For Most of the Universities)

What is Offered

The ADB-JSP provides:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly subsistence allowance (including housing)
  • Books and instructional materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel expenses

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.

Major Fields of Study:

  1. Science and Technology: Agriculture, Biological Science, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Forestry, Genetics, and Health
  2. Economics, Business, and Management: Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Commerce, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International Cooperation, and Social Sciences
  3. Development Studies: Asia Paciļ¬c Studies, Development Management, and Development Studies
  4. Law and Public Policy: International Business Law, International Environmental Law, Policy Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizen of an ADB borrowing member and Japanese Official Development Assistance scholarship eligible country.
  • Gained admission to an approved course in any of the 25 institutions.
  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent with a superior academic record.
  • At least 2 years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
  • Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. For programs that are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
  • In good health.
  • Should agree to return to his or her home country after completion of studies under the program.
  • Executive directors, alternate directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and close relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • The staff of ADB–JSP partner institutions are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than his or her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
  • ADB–JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.

Procedures for Applying

1)  Applicant requests for information and application forms from the chosen partner institution

2) Applicant completes required documents for application including an ADB-JSP information sheet

3) Applicant sends documents to the institution

4) Institution evaluates and decides on admission and applicant

5) Institution sends shortlist of candidates to ADB

6) ADB reviews submission from institutions

7) ADB recommends awardees based on its selection criteria to the Japanese executive director for approval

8) ADB selects scholars and informs the institution

9) Institution informs all scholars

Available to citizens of the following countries/areas:

Nepal Pakistan Maldives
Armenia Palau Marshall Islands
Azerbaijan Papua New Guinea Federated States of Micronesia
Bangladesh Philippines Mongolia
Bhutan Samoa Myanmar
Cambodia Solomon Islands Nauru
Cook Islands Sri Lanka Uzbekistan
Georgia Tajikistan Niue
India Thailand Afghanistan
Indonesia Timor-Leste Vanuatu
Fiji Tonga Viet Nam
Kazakhstan Turkmenistan Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Kiribati Tuvalu Malaysia
Kyrgyz Republic    

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.

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Scholarship Program: Procedures for Applying

Request information

Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen academic institution(s). Applicants are encouraged to access various resources, including the institutions' websites and handbooks, and institution information sessions held in-country, to assist them in making an informed decision on the academic institution and course they wish to undertake.

Apply for a scholarship:

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. The completed institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB–JSP application sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation. Failure to do so may result in an application not being processed or to an award being terminated if documentation or information provided is later determined to be false. Applicants are required to submit their latest Income tax return or certification of their annual salary/monthly salary, whichever is available. They should also submit a certification of family income (parent's income).

Applications for scholarships should be sent at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.

How candidates are selected:

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.
  • The academic institution will inform all applicants of the outcome of the selection process and begin to make arrangements for the awardees to take up their scholarships.
  • The academic institutions will arrange for the signing of the acceptance of scholarship award by awardee wherein the scholars agree that after completion of their study, they will return to their home country.
  • ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory letter to scholars through the university.

Important to note

  • No separate application to ADB is necessary.
  • The duly accomplished applications form together with all copies of academic records should be sent to the institution at least six (6) months before the commencement of the intake that you wish to join.
  • Only candidates who have been offered admission and endorsed by the academic institutions will be considered for the scholarships by the ADB.
  • The ADB-JSP does not cover expenses for the scholar's family; extra-curricular courses or training; additional travel during the course of the study program; additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the academic institution or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.
  • 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.

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