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 Masterâ€™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.
Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for master degree programs in Â key areas of development. After earning their degree, developing country scholars commit toÂ returnÂ to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countriesâ€™ social and economic development.
After earning their degree, developing country scholars commit toÂ returnÂ to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countriesâ€™ social and economic development.
Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Benefits.
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
- While on campus during the scholarship period, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.
- Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.
The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:
- VISA application(s) costs
- Expenses to bring and/or support a scholarâ€™s family members;
- Extra-curricular courses or training;
- Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
- Language training not provided by the graduate program;
- Additional travel during the course of the study program;
- Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
- Educational equipment such as computers.
- Resident permit fee
Note: The JJ/WBGSP scholarship may only supplement, and does not duplicate, any other source of financial support/fellowship you might have. If you are notified to be a semi-finalist or if you are awarded a scholarship, you must inform and document to the JJ/WBGSP at that time if you have other sources of scholarship funds.
Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Eligibility Criteria.
Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Selection Process.
The JJ/WBGSP uses the following process to review eligible scholarship applications from developing country nationals, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.
Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:
- Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
- Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
- Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
- Quality of Education Background (10% weight)
The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat uses the average score of the two assessors and the following criteria to select the finalists:
- Maintaining a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards
- Maintaining a reasonable distribution of awards across gender
- Unusual circumstances/hardships, when assessing the employment experience and other aspects of an application;
- Giving scholarships to those applicants who, other things being equal, have limited access to financial resources for graduate studies abroad.
Method of Application
Applicants can apply for scholarships to both Preferred and Partner Programs. The process to apply to a Preferred Program and to a Partner Program differs:
Scholarship to attend a preferred program:Â ATTENTION:Â The call for applications for a JJWBGSP Scholarship to the Preferred Programs is now openÂ until the deadline of April 23, 2020. Guidance for this call for applications, including this callâ€™s: (i) instructions and requirements to submit an application, the eligibility criteria applicants must meet; and the selection process are providedÂ in theÂ Application Guidelines,Â FAQs, andÂ theÂ complete listÂ of JJ/WBGSPÂ PreferredÂ (.xlsx) Master Degrees currently offered.Â Please read these documents before starting your application.
Once you are familiar with the application requirements and processes,Â click here to apply, and refer to the â€œAccessing your online applicationâ€ and â€œNavigating your online applicationâ€ to learn how access and navigate the online application.
Scholarship to attend a partnership program:Â Those seeking aÂ JJ/WBGSP Partner Program scholarshipÂ must first apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masterâ€™s Degree Program(s). Announcements from a JJWBGSP Partner Program on when to apply for admission to their program is often posted on the right-side margin of the official website. Inquiries on how to submit an admission application to a partner program should be submitted to the respective university.
After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJWBGSP Secretariat to apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship. View theÂ complete list of JJ/WBGSP PartnerÂ (.xlsx) master degrees offered.