Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program Japan, 2015

Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program Japan, 2015

Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program Japan, 2015

Asian Development Bank is offering two years MA, MS, & MBA scholarships to national of an ADB borrowing member country. Under Asian Development Bank Scholarships Program 2015 eligible students can apply for MA, MS, & MBA programs at various designated institutions in Asia and Pacific region. During scholarship the student will get full tuition fee, Housing, Subsistence allowance, Medical Insurance, Travel expenses and books expenses Insurance completely . The last date for submission of application is 31st May 2015.

Participating Institution: Following Institution(s) are participating

Designated Institutions in Asia and Pacific Region.

Subject Offered:  Following Subject are offered

economics, business and management, science and technology and other development-related fields

Degree Level Offered: Following Degree Level Courses are offered.

MA, MS, & MBA

Eligibility: To be eligible for  Asian Development Bank Scholarships 2015 Program following eligibility conditions are required.

  1. A national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship).
  2. Gained admission to an approved MA/PhD course at a DI.
  3. A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
  4. At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at a time of application.
  5. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  6. Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
  7. In good health.
  8. Should agree to return to his/her home county after completion of studies under the Program.
  9. Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  10. Staff of DIs are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  11. Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for the scholarships.
  12. ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  13. ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

Eligible Nationalities:  Citizens of following countries are eligible.

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cook Islands, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taipei,China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Selection Criteria:

  1. Priority to the ranking, or order of merit, proposed by the DIs.
  2. Applicants with less than two years of work experience will not be selected.
  3. Preference to women candidates.
  4. Preference to applicants with lesser financial capacity. Family income should be not more than USD50, 000 per year and individual income should not be more than USD25,000 per year.
  5. The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who have previously studied abroad.
  6. The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who are pursuing a second MA or a second PhD degree.
  7. Candidates who are applying at a DI in their own country may not be selected.
  8. Diversification of nationality in the overall Program as well as at each DI level will be considered.
  9. The Program encourages studies in line with core areas of ADB’s Strategy 2020, which address poverty reduction through infrastructure, environment, regional cooperation and integration, finance sector develpment, and education. Strategry 2020, ADB’s strategy, sets ADB’s strategic course for its operations to the year 2020.

Application procedure:

  1. Applicants should request  information and application forms from the  chosen DI.  Applicants are encouraged to access various resources, including the DI’s website & handbooks, and DI information sessions held in-country, to assist them in making an informed decision on the DI and course they wish to undertake.
  2. Applicants should indicate to the DI that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed DI application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to the DI.  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 (Parent’s Income/Spouse if married).
  3. The DI 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 DI may contact the candidates for further information. The DI 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.
  4. ADB will review the submission from the DIs and recommend awardees based on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive Director of Japan for formal approval.
  5. Upon approval by the Executive Director of Japan, ADB will advise DIs on the successful candidates.
  6. The DI will inform all applicants of the outcome of the selection process and begin to make arrangements for the awardees take up their scholarships.
  7. The DIs 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.
  8. ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory letter to each scholar.
Scholarship Coverage:
1.       Tuition fees (actual costs)
2.     Housing (based on actual cost of dormitory housing or a reasonable allowance for appropriate off campus housing—to be agreed upon between each DI and ADB).
3.       Subsistence Allowance (a flat allowance to be agreed upon between each DI and ADB).
4.       Student Medical and accident insurance (actual costs).
5.       Books (a flat allowance to be agreed upon between each DI and ADB).
6.       Economy class air travel at most direct route to and from the DI and the awardee’s home country (actual costs).
7.      Miscellaneous expenses related to travel such as visa fees, airport taxes, luggage allowance, etc. (a flat allowance).
8.       Excess luggage up to 20 kgs may be financed during return travel to the home country (actual costs).
9.     Thesis/Research Allowance is intended to cover the scholar’s research expenditures and can be used for such expenditure items as photocopying, school supplies, typing and computer charges, postage, communications, binding charges, local travel costs and accommodation for out-of-town trips. (a flat allowance)
10.  Scholars are expected to have sufficient skills in language and computer to undertake their study program. However, in special cases where additional training is deemed necessary, expenditures incurred to improve language proficiency and computer literacy may be covered under the scholarship (actual costs).
11. The ADB-JSP does not cover: expenses for the scholar family; extra-curricular courses or training; additional travel during the course of study program; additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the DI or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.
Policies and Procedures
1.     The ADB-JSP Scholarship is for the scholar only and does not cover expenses for the scholar’s dependents.
2.       DIs are encouraged to provide tuition fee discounts to outstanding scholars, as agreed with ADB.
3.     Preparatory/bridging courses, such as English proficiency or computer literacy courses, can be funded by ADB-JSP. These courses should be undertaken within the DI.
4.      Expenses relating to activities not directly related to the pursuit of the degree, such as attendance in a conference and other similar activities, are not financed under the ADB-JSP.
5.      Subsistence allowances are normally given to the scholars at the beginning of each month. However, DIs may disburse allowances according to their practice.
6.      For expenses related to air travels, DIs should provide ADB with a copy of the scholars’ air tickets from their home countries to DIs. Return travel is paid upon successful completion of studies.
7.      An establishment allowance may be provided to new scholars to help with initial costs of setting up their temporary home at the DI. This is paid only once at the start of the scholarship (a flat allowance).
8.    The ADB-JSP scholarship only supplements, and does not duplicate, any other source of financial support/fellowship the scholar might have. Scholars must inform the ADB-JSP if they have other sources of scholarships funds. The ADB-JSP stipend maybe withdrawn completely or partially if during the scholarship period the program has evidence of additional sources of support.

Deadline: Last date for application submission is 31st May 2015

Further Information (Official website link)

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