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World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

World Bank Scholarships Program

World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

Scholarship Benefits

  • The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:
  • Economy class traveling between applicants’ home country and also the host university at the beginning of their study program and instantly following the tip of the scholarship amount. In addition to the two-way traveling, scholars can receive a USA $500 travel allowance for every trip;
  • Tuition for applicants’ graduate program and also the value of basic medical insurance obtained through the university.
  • While on field throughout the scholarship amount, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover all living expenses (accommodations, food, etc., including books). The amount of the allowance varies counting on the host country.
  • Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the period of the graduate program or 2 years, whichever is less.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:

  • VISA application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or coaching;
  • Courses that don’t meet the minimum credits needed to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  • Additional travel throughout the course of the study program;
  • Expenses associated with analysis, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or Educational equipment such as computers.
  • Resident permit fee

Please Note: The JJ/WBGSP scholarship might solely supplement, and does not duplicate, any other supply of economic support/fellowship applicants might need. If candidates are notified to be a semi-finalist or if applicants ar awarded a scholarship, candidates should inform and document to the JJ/WBGSP at that time if applicants produce other sources of scholarship funds.