The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB – JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Japanese government. Moreover, the aim is to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, as well as other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.
- Tuition fees at the University of Auckland.
- Also, Airfare from the scholar’s home country to Auckland, New Zealand.
- Basic cost of living in Auckland.
- Also, Health and medical insurance in New Zealand.
- Airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar’s home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study.
- Also, For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.
Applicants must be/have:
- A national of an ADB borrowing member. For a list of current developing member countries visit ADB – Japan Scholarship Programme.
- Also, Gained admission to an approved master at an approved academic institution.
- A bachelors degree or its equivalent with a superior academic record.
- At least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
- Also, Proficient in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
- Under 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programmes which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years.
- Also, In good health.
- Agree to return to applicants home country after completing the programme.
- Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned.
- Also, the Staff of JSP-designated institutions can’t apply to their own institution.
- Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country.
- Also, Applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programmes or who have already completed graduate degree programmes.
- Undergraduate studies, distance learning programmes, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.