Intrroduction to ADB Japan Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB Japan Scholarship Program) aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.  Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

ADB Japan Scholarship Program provides scholarships only to participating academic institutions under the Program.

Level/Field(s) of study

Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in economics, management, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.

Only programs offered at the participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions are eligible for ADB Japan Scholarship Program funding.

Number of Scholarships:

About 300 scholarships are awarded annually.

Check out: Asian Development Bank (ADB Scholarship) – JSP Program for International Students

Benefits / Financial Coverage of ADB Japan Scholarship Program

The scholarship provides

  • full tuition fees
  • a monthly allowance for expenses
  • housing
  • books
  • instructional materials
  • medical insurance
  • travel allowance.
  • For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.
  • In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship

Eligibility Criteria for ADB Japan Scholarship Program

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Master/PhD course at a participating academic institution.

  • Candidates should be 35 years old or younger;
  • in good health;
  • with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent;
  • and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries/areas:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Fiji
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

Deadline to apply

The applications are accepting through out the year and the deadline varies as per Country. Please check out the last date for your country by following the below “Apply button”.

Instructions for Apply

Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen Academic Institution and should indicate to that Institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB Japan Scholarship Program. The completed Institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution. No separate application to ADB is necessary.

You must send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.   Please refer to the normal month of intake and deadline of application in the participating academic institutions.