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
Subject Eligibility: see subject areas (below).
Country/Candidate Eligibility: International students from developing countries.
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.
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.
- 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.
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
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- 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.