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Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) 2021-2022 for Masters Study - USA

Applications are invited for the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) 2021-2022. The ADB-JSP provides support for Master’s degree study in ADB-JSP approved fields of study at the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa (UHM), and for participation in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center (EWC).

ADB-JSP is a scholarship program that was established to strengthen human resource capacity in Asian Development Bank developing member countries. After completing their studies, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and share their new knowledge and skills to promote socioeconomic development.

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About Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. ADB was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. The Japan Scholarship Program was established in April 1988 to pr... read more


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ADB-JSP Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of ADB-JSP Masters Scholarship

  1. The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a monthly allowance for expenses, housing, books and instructional materials, medical insurance and travel.
  2. For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.
  3. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.

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Requirements for ADB-JSP Masters Scholarship Qualification

Applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen of a developing member country of the Asian Development Bank and not more than 35 years old at the time of application.
  2. Have a 4-year bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree, at the time of application. (An equivalent could be a 3-year Bachelor’s degree plus a 1-year Master’s degree, or a 2-year bachelor’s degree plus a 2-year Master’s degree. This is subject to review.)
  3. Have at least 2 years of full-time professional work experience after a university degree at the time of application.
  4. Take one of the English proficiency tests; the minimum acceptable scores are 550 for the paper-based TOEFL; 213 for the computer-based TOEFL; and 79-80 for the internet-based TOEFL iBT; or 6.5 for the IELTS. Results must be taken from a test within the past two years.

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Application Deadline

December 1, 2020


How to Apply

In addition to submitting an ADB-JSP scholarship application to the East-West Center, a separate application (including all required supporting documents) must be submitted to the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa for admission into a Master’s degree program.

Information on applying for most eligible Master’s programs can be found at the UHM Graduate Division website. However, do not use this website for the field of Business. If you are seeking admission to a Master’s program in this area of study, use the Global MBA Business Program. Application forms for this field must be obtained from the respective program.

Applications for scholarships should be sent at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.

  1. Download the application form in MS Word format.
  2. Download the application form in PDF format.

East-West Center
1601 East-West Road, Honolulu
Hawaii 96848-1601, U.S.A.
(Attn: ADB Japan Scholarship Program)

Stella Kolinski
ADB-JSP & EWC Scholarships Assistant
E-mail: [email protected](link sends e-mail)
Tel. No.: +1 808 944 7738
Fax No.:+1 808 944 7070

For more details, visit ADB-JSP website



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