Fully funded Yokohama National University Masters in Infrastructure Management scholarships for Deve
Yokohama National University, with a grant funded by the Government of Japan and administered by the World Bank under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP), is now seeking prospective students for its inter-faculty Master's Degree Program in Infrastructure Management (IMP). The program, which will begin in October 2018, is specifically designed for training infrastructure policy planners from World Bank member countries which are currently eligible to borrow.
•Be a national of a Bank member country that is eligible to receive Bank financing and not be a national of any country that is not eligible to receive the Bank financing;
•Be in good health with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the Graduate Program, as certified by a medical doctor;
N.B. The World Bank will request all successful candidates to provide a certificate of good health.
•Hold a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent with superior academic achievement earned more than three (3) years before the Scholarship Application Deadline;
•Not have received any scholarship funding to earn a Graduate degree or its equivalent from any other sources funded by the Government of Japan;
•Be employed in a paid and full time position at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline unless the applicant is from a country identified in the World Bank's "Harmonized List of Fragile Situations";
※ Priority Consideration will be given to applicants who:
(a) Are 35 years or younger;
(b) Can receive an official leave of absence during the period of study;
(c) Are planning to return to the equivalent position (including the current one) in their home country after s/he completes the program;
(d) Are recommended by appropriate government agencies; and
(f) Submit Official English proficiency Test Scores ,(TOEFL/IELTS)
N.B. It is strongly advised that successful candidates arrange for a leave of absence from their employer for the two-year period during which they are to participate in the program. This leave should assure their re-employment after completion of the program.
2. Because the entire program is carried out in English, applicants must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English competence, either by enclosing the result of the official English proficiency examination or by proving that they have completed a university program conducted mainly in English. For English Proficiency Test Scores, only Original Official Certification issued by the Implementing Test Organs will be accepted instead of Photocopies and it must include your photograph.
3. Letters of reference or recommendation from two different people must be provided to support the application. One of these must be from a person who has supervised the applicant in a work situation and the other from a professor at the university from which the applicant graduated.
4. It is preferred that successful candidates arrange for a leave of absence from their employer for the two-year period during which they are to participate in the program. This leave should assure their re-employment after completion of the program
•Have, by the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, at least three (3) years of recent full time paid professional experience acquired in development-related work after a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in the applicant's home country or in another developing country; If the applicant is from a country in "Harmonized List of Fragile Situations" at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, the recent professional experience does not have to be full time or paid.
Each scholarship provides a monthly allowance of JPY152, 000 and a round-trip air ticket to Japan plus a travel allowance of USD 500. The scholarship also covers tuition fees, the entrance examination fee and the admission fee.
Citizens of low and middle income World Bank member countries are eligible for the scholarships. Applicants must have at least three years of practical experience involving responsibility for infrastructure development and must also intend to pursue a career in the field of development.