Japanese Government – Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program, 2021

International students from developing countries are invited to apply for the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB – JSP) to study at the University of Auckland – New Zealand on a full sponsorship arrangement. Upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB – JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Japanese government. The aim is 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 Asia-Pacific region.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Financing from the Japanese government.

Scholarships to be taken at: University of Auckland – New Zealand.

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships.

Scholarship level: Postgraduate

Slots: Several.

Subject Eligibility: see subject areas (below).

Country/Candidate Eligibility: International students from developing countries.


Also, Check: University Of Auckland Agnes Paykel Scholarship for International Students ($27000 per Annum)

Eligibility Conditions/Requirements:

To be eligible for the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program, you must:

  • Be a national of an ADB borrowing member. For a list of current developing member countries visit ADB – Japan Scholarship Programme.
  • Have gained admission to an approved masters at an approved academic institution.
  • Have a bachelors degree or its equivalent with a superior academic record.
  • Have at least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
  • Be proficient in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • Be under 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programmes which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years.
  • Be in good health.
  • Agree to return to your home country after completing the programme.

Subject Areas:

University of Auckland programmes covered by this scholarship scheme are limited to the following:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of International Business
  • Masters programmes in Engineering.


Scholarship Benefits/Cover:

  • Tuition fees at the University of Auckland.
  • Airfare from the scholar’s home country to Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Basic cost of living in Auckland.
  • Health and medical insurance in New Zealand.
  • Airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar’s home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study.
  • For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.

Note: The ADB-JSP does not cover dependents.


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Application Procedures for the Japanese Government – Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program – How-to-Apply:

To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit the following documentation (listed below) in full by post and received by the University of Auckland prior to the closing date:

Applications and Admissions
The University of Auckland

Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


Document Requirement:

  • Completed ADB-JSP Information Sheet
  • Completed ADB-JSP Application Form
  • Copy of your offer letter to the University of Auckland
  • Academic documentation – both academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Certificate of Employment for the duration of employment issued by the company
  • Certificate of Income issued by the company
  • Certificate of Family Income issued by the company. Must be either your parents or spouses annual/monthly income.
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Valid IELTS test

Application Deadline: The timelines for 2021 admission are as follows

  • Applications for study commencing in 2021 will close 19 July 2020.
  • Selection for the scholarship will take place between 22 July – 27 September 2020.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by November 2020.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details.

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