Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program
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
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.
ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one
to two years.
Procedures for Applying
Applicants should request information and
application forms from the chosen Academic
Institution(s). Applicants are encouraged
to access various resources, including the
institutions' websites and handbooks, and
institution information sessions held in-country,
to assist them in making an informed decision
on the academic institution and course they
wish to undertake.
Applicants should indicate to the academic
institution that they are applying for admission
and that they would like to be considered
for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed
Institution application form and required
documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information
Sheet form, should be submitted to the academic
institution. Applicants must ensure that they
submit accurate and complete documentation.
Failure to do so may result in an application
not being processed or to an award being terminated
if documentation or information provided is
later determined to be false. Applicants are
required to submit their latest Income Tax
Return or Certification of their Annual Salary/Monthly
Salary, whichever is available. They should
also submit a Certification of Family Income
The academic institution will screen and rank
the applicants, based on its own selection
criteria, keeping in view the eligibility
requirements and selection criteria of the
ADB. In the evaluation process, the academic
institution may contact the candidates for
further information. The academic institution
will then submit its ranked list of applicants
to ADB, including a description of the score/grading
system which is the basis for the ranking.
ADB will review the submission from the academic
institutions and recommend awardees based
on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive
Director of Japan for formal approval.
Upon approval by the Executive Director of
Japan, ADB will advise academic institutions
on the successful candidates.
The academic institution will inform all applicants
of the outcome of the selection process and
begin to make arrangements for the awardees
take up their scholarships.
The academic institutions will arrange for
the signing of the Acceptance of Scholarship
Award by awardee wherein the scholars agree
that after completion of their study, they
will return to their home country.
ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory
letter to each scholar.
Download the Information Sheet in Ms Word
Download the Information Sheet in PDF format.
Applications for scholarships should be sent
at least six months prior to the planned time
that you wish to commence studies.
• No separate application to ADB is
• The duly accomplished information
sheet together with all copies of academic
records should be sent to the institution
at least six (6) months before the commencement
of the intake that you wish to join.
• Only candidates who have been offered
admission and endorsed by the academic institutions
will be considered for the scholarships by
• The ADB-JSP does not cover: expenses
for the scholar's family; extra-curricular
courses or training; additional travel during
the course of the study program; additional
expenses related to supplementary educational
materials, field trips, or participation in
workshops, seminars, or internships while
at the academic institution or purchase of
educational equipment such as computers.
• Completion of the information sheet
or admission by the academic institution does
not mean that you have been accepted for a
scholarship; accordingly you should not take
any action with respect to your current employment
or otherwise, until you have been informed
by the institution that you have been awarded
ADB-Japan Scholarship Program
Office of the Cofinancing Operations
Postal address: P.O. Box 789, 0980 Manila,
Fax: + 63 2 636 2444; + 63 2 636 2456
Web site: http://www.adb.org/JSP/default.asp
us: Room 7729 East
Asian Development Bank
#6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City
1550, Metro Manila, Philippines
Date of Submission: 20 July 2011