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World Bank Scholarship Program 2024-2025

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  • DEADLINE (Window 2): March 25 to May 24, 2024.

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The World Bank has just launched its second call for applications for its scholarship program for the 2024-2025 academic year. The World Bank Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for the 2024-2025 academic year provides an opportunity for students around the world to pursue Master’s studies in various development-related fields. In partnership with Japan, this program supports students from World Bank member countries to study at universities in the United States, Europe, Oceania, and Japan.

The program consists of two application calls: the first call from January 15 to February 29, 2024, and the second from March 25 to May 24, 2024.

About the World Bank Scholarships

LEVEL: Master’s.
DEADLINE (Window 1): January 15 to February 29, 2024.
DEADLINE (Window 2): March 25 to May 24, 2024.
FUNDING: Fully funded (Travel + Tuition and Visa Fees + Allowance…)
HOST COUNTRY: Candidate’s choice (USA, France, Japan…)

Advantages of World Bank Scholarships

The World Bank scholarships offer the recipient the following benefits:

  • Round-trip airfare between their home country and the host university.
  • A $500 USD travel allowance for each trip.
  • Tuition fee exemption.
  • Basic medical coverage.
  • On-campus accommodation.
  • A monthly allowance whose amount varies depending on the host country.

Eligible Master’s Programs

First Application Window (January 15 to February 29, 2024):

Universities and programs eligible for the JJ/WBGSP during the first application window can be found at this link.

Second Application Window (March 25 to May 24, 2024):

Universities and programs eligible for World Bank scholarships during the second application window can be found at this link.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the joint scholarships of the World Bank and Japan, the candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member country (list).
  • Not have dual citizenship of a developed country.
  • Not be an employee of the World Bank or a close relative.
  • Hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent university degree) obtained at least three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Have at least three years of paid employment related to development. The only exception to this criterion applies to nationals of developing countries listed on the list of Fragile and Conflict States.
  • Be unconditionally admitted to one of the participating master’s programs.

The candidate must have a degree or work related to one of the following fields:

  • Finance, competitiveness, and innovation.
  • Governance.
  • Macroeconomics, trade, and investment.
  • Poverty reduction and equity/shared prosperity.
  • Education.
  • Health, nutrition, and population.
  • Social protection and jobs.
  • Agriculture and food.
  • Climate change.
  • Environment and natural resources.
  • Social, urban, rural, and resilience.
  • Water.
  • Energy and extractive.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Development in a context of fragility, conflict, and violence.

Application Procedure for World Bank Scholarships

Depending on the university and program you desire, you choose to apply either during the first application window from January 15 to February 29, 2024, or during the second window from March 25 to May 24, 2024.

Instructions and requirements for submitting an application, eligibility criteria, and the selection process are provided in the application guide and the FAQs.

If the answer to your question is not found in the FAQ or in these Guidelines, you can submit your request in English or French by email to: [email protected].

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39 Comments

  1. my name is nar I have been waiting for this scholarship program infrastructure management a long time
    I hope to participate this scholarship that selected me World Bank

  2. I am Chris Kelekabah from Liberia , l want to know when the scholarship program will reopen, because I want to persude my Master in Civil Engineering. Especially in Road n Bridge construction. But I just got this information.

  3. My name is Abdi Qadir Osman mohamud from Somalia i very well happy t available this precious opportunity that I have been waiting for long time
    I hope to participate this scholarship that gives world Bank.

    I hope to contact me as soon as possible.

  4. My name is Nimco Abdirahman from somali.
    I have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time and I hope to succeed in improving my knowledge and I am grateful to World Bank for this precious opportunity.

      1. Good day Sir/Ma,
        Oyebamiji, Tesleem Adesina is my name from Nigeria. I bagged my first degree in Accounting with a First Class Honors, am I eligible to apply to study Master of Public Policy?

        Thanks you

  5. Hi; my name is farhiya i am from somalia live in uganda please help me to get this opportunity thank you.

    1. My name is martin sseruwu from Uganda am also greatful for this opportunity for being the only one in my family I persued my degree at kyambogo university I also want to among the lucky ones

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