Since 1996, the Graduate School of Business and Commerce of Keio University has been training promising tax personnel in the field of tax policy and administration with its Master’s Degree Program in Taxation Policy and Management. This program brings together the cooperation of Keio University, the National Tax Agency of Japan (NTA), and the World Bank in an alliance between public and private institutions. As such, Keio University opens call for fully funded joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship.
Fully Funded Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship
Four students are eligible to receive the Joint Japan World Bank, fully funded 2020 Graduate scholarship at Keio University. Moreover, the scholarship is for the duration of the Master’s degree program. The candidates successful to receive the scholarship will receive:
- A Monthly stipend of JPY 152,000 to cover all living expenses
- Exemption on paying Application Fee, Admission Fee, and Tuition
- Economy-class air travel between the recipient’s home country and Japan at the start of the program at Keio. Also, return ticket immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a USD500 travel allowance for each trip;
Eligibility for the Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship
Candidates abiding by the rules of the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship are eligible for the fully funded scholarship. Moreover, the candidates must:
- Be a national of a World Bank member country that is eligible to receive Bank financing
- Not hold dual citizen of any developed country.
- Further, the candidates should be in good health with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the Graduate Program.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic achievement earned at least three years prior to the Scholarship Application Deadline.
- However, not received any scholarship funding to earn a Graduate degree or its equivalent from any sources funded by the government of Japan.
- Have at least three years of recent full time paid professional experience in the field of tax policy and administration
- Applicants may not be the member or immediate family of the staff of World Bank Group
- Accepted to the University unconditionally or conditionally only upon securing financing.
- Proficient in the English language (TOEFL score of 79 (iBT) or better, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or better).
- Meet any other criteria for admission established by Keio University.
- Must not be currently pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D. program in industrialized countries.
- Nor have had one or more years of training/studies and/or residency in an industrialized country.
- Applicants must not be permanent residents/nationals of industrialized countries.
How to apply for the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship
In order to apply for the Japan World Bank Scholarship, a candidate must meet all the criteria for admission in the Graduate program. Further, the candidates must register for the scholarship online before the deadline. Further, the candidates must also send the original application as well as all the required documents via the postal mail. Neither copies of application are acceptable, nor fax and email.
The documents a candidate should send are:
- Application Checklist
- Application form (5 pages)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Letter of recommendation [from university professor]
- Medical certificate
- TOEFL or IELTS results [other certifications are NOT acceptable]
- Transcript of records [Original or certified by the university]
- Diploma/certificate of graduation [Original or certified by the university]
- True copy of passport, birth certificate or any OFFICIAL document showing the date of birth of the applicant
- Also, proof of Employment
The deadline for the online application for the fully funded Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship is on 24 October 2019. The postal mail must arrive before 30 October 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the scholarship.