Sunday, May 11, 2008

ADB - JSP Japan Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Programme (JSP) was established in April 1988 with funding from the Government of Japan. It is intended to provide an opportunity to fully qualified citizens of ADB developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related areas to attend academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in 20 academic institutions located in 10 countries within the region.

University of Auckland is one of institutions participating in this ADB-JSP scholarship program .

Below are programs offered :

* Master in International Business
* Master of Commerce (International Business)
* Master of Arts (Development Studies)
* Master of Science (Environmental Science)
* Master/Doctorate in Engineering
* Master of Public Health

The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.

* full tuition fees
* a monthly subsistence and housing allowance
* an allowance for books and instructional materials
* medical insurance
* travel expenses

The scholarship is for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute. The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs.


* 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).
* Gained admission to an approved post graduate course in any of the participating academic institutions. (University of Auckland )
* A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
* At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience
* Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
* Not more than 35 years old at the time of application.
* In good health.
* Should agree to return to his/her home county after completion of studies under the Program.
* Staff of participating academic institutions are not eligible for the Scholarship.
* Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
* Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of the other international organizations are not eligible for the Scholarship.
* Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for the Scholarship.

Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

ADB-JSP Coordinators

Ms. Rita Fatialofa-Patolo
International Scholarships Coordinator
NZ Australia Pacific Region
International Office

University of Auckland
International Office,
University of Auckland
7 Symonds Street,
Auckland, New Zealand
Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
(Attn: International Admissions/Scholarships)

Or you can also visit ADB- Japan Scholarship Program’s website at for more detail information about this program


Application Deadline is 31 July 2008