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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 to

provide an opportunity for students to undertake postgraduate studies at selected educational

institutions in Asia and the Pacific. The ADBJSP is funded by Japan and administered by ADB. Currently, 20

institutions in 10 countries participate. The scholarship 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 ADBJSP

enrolls about 300 students annually in 20 academic institutions located in 10 countries within the region.

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Additional Information

Applicants living or working in a country other than their home country are not eligible to apply. ADB-JSP

does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences,

seminars, thesis writing, and research projects. Candidates who are applying in a participating academic

institution in their own country may not be selected.


Duration and Value

Duration: 2.0 years

Extra Details: The ADB-JSP provides full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, an

allowance for books and instructional materials, medical insurance and 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.

The scholarship is for 1 year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be

conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.

The maximum duration of scholarship award is 2 years for master and 3 years for doctorate programs.


Important Dates

Application closing date: Continuous application


Eligibility criteria

General information

Applicants must: be nationals of an ADB borrowing member country? have gained admission to an

approved postgraduate course in any of the participating academic institutions? have a bachelor degree or

its equivalent with superior academic record? have at least 2 years of fulltime professional working

experience? have proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies?

be not more than 35 years old at the time of application? be in good health? and agree to return to his/her

home county after completion of studies under the program. Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are

postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-

related fields. Preference will be given to female candidates and applicants with lesser financial capacity,

but will not support applicants who have previously studied abroad or pursuing a second master or

doctorate degree. In Australia, this scholarship may be undertaken at the Australian National University,

the University of Melbourne, or the University of Sydney.


This scholarship is available to students from the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • East Timor
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peoples Republic of China
  • Philippines
  • Republic of South Korea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam


Eligible institutions

This scholarship is available at any Australian institution located at the following states:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria

Eligible courses

Course Level

This scholarship is only available for the following course levels:

  • Masters Coursework
  • Masters Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Field of study

This scholarship is available for courses on the following fields of study:

  • Business Administration, Management
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Computer Science, Information Systems
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences


Name: Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program



Contact Information

Phone: +62 (1) 6324444

Fax: +62 (1) 6362456


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