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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID) and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.

Shared Scholarships are offered on an annual basis for Master’s study only.

2013 Shared Scholarships – information for candidates

2014 Shared Scholarships – information for UK universities

ADB – Japan Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.

It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries* to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in 27 academic institutions located in 10 countries within the region.

The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.

See also:

* Developing member countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taipei,China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographical area, or by using the term “country” in the website, ADB does not intend to make any judgment as to the legal or other status of any territory or area. Boundaries, colors, denominations or any other information shown on maps do not imply, on the part of ADB, any judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries, colors, denominations, or information.

Some members enter a new phase in their relationship with ADB as defined under the Classification and Graduation Policy.

 

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Attention!
The call for applications for the 2013 JJ/WBGSP selection is closed. Applicants will be notified of results in July 2013 by email.
Please review the following pages:

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria
Benefits Benefits
Application Guidelines Application Guidelines
Preferred Universities in 2010 - 2011 Preferred Universities in 2013-2014

Eligibility

To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must:

  • Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.
  •  Be born after March 31, 1973.
  •  Have, by March 31, 2013, at least 2, preferably 4 to 5, years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country.
  •  Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Be in good health.
  • Be of good character.
  •  Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.
  •  Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year.
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, or relative of the aforementioned.

  Program of Study

  •  Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development‑related subject.
  •  The proposed program of study should start during the academic year 2013/2014 for a maximum duration of two years. The JJ/WBGSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled (i.e., taking classes) in graduate degree programs.
  •  Applicants should submit evidence of current unconditional admission to at least one development-related university master’s degree program. Applicants are encouraged to apply to one of the Preferred Universities. 
  •  The Program does not support studies in the applicant’s home country.
  •  The Program does not support applicants for MBA, MDs, M.Phil. or Ph.D. degrees.
  • The Program does not support legal studies such as J.D., L.L.M. or S.J.D. except for L.L.M.’s related to human rights, environment, or good governance.

Selection Criteria

Eligible applications are assessed according to three main factors: academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. Priority is given to candidates from the public sector with a high potential to impact the development in their own countries after completion of their studies. To the extent permitted by Program requirements and selection standards, the JJ/WBGSP:

  • seeks to maintain a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards and gives priority to applicants from low-income countries
  • supports promising female candidates
  • gives priority to those candidates who, other things equal, have limited financial resources

  Special Conditions

  • In accepting the JJ/WBGSP scholarship, candidates commit themselves to return to and work in their home countries after completion of their studies.
  • In accepting this scholarship, candidates consent to the employment restriction policy of the JJ/WBGSP and acknowledge that they will not be able to work at the World Bank Group or IMF for three years after completion of their academic program.

 


Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

  • Postgraduate courses for professionals from developing countries at German institutions of Higher education
  • Duration: 12-24 months, depending on the particular institution
  • Internationally recognised Master’s degree
  • Includes German Universities and “Fachhochschulen” (Universities of Applied Science)
  • Support of selected programmes with a variety of full or partial scholarships
  • Funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) but admission is also open to self-financed participants or students financed through government or other sources
  • Academic year 2014/2015

Italian Government Bursaries  for foreign and I.R.E. students

Applications for the Academic Year 2013/2014

  • The Italian bursary programme is expected to be published here by the end of April 2013.
    Application deadline for the Academic Year 2012/2013 was June 11th, 2012.
  • The “Special Projects” bursary programme is expected to be published here by the end of May 2013.
    The “Special Projects” application deadline for the Academic Year 2012/2013 was July 15th, 2012.

General Information

Helpful information for 2011-2012 academic year bursary-holders.

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