Sabtu, 23 Agustus 2008

Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program

Funded by the Government of Japan

ADB-JSP @ 20: "Shaping Future Leaders in Asia and the Pacific"

Qualified citizens of developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), who intend to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields, are invited to apply for scholarships under the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program.

Upon successful completion of the graduate program, the scholars are expected to return to their countries and contribute to its socioeconomic development. Scholar-ships are awarded for graduate studies at designated institutions in courses of study approved by ADB. The Program especially welcomes qualified women applicants who have limited financial means to obtain university education.

The Scholarships
Level of Education: postgraduate (diploma, masters, and doctorate degrees)
Duration: from 1 to 2 years
Coverage: tuition fees, books, subsistence and housing allowance, insurance, economy airfare, and research subsidy

Academic Institutions
Ø Australia-National Centre for Development Studies/Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney
Ø China, People's Republic of-University of Hong Kong
Ø India-Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Ø Japan-International University of Japan, Nagoya University (Graduate School of International Development), Kelo University (International Graduate Programs on Advanced Science and Technology), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Ritsumeikan University (Master in Economics), Saitama University (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), University of Tokyo (Department of Civil Engineering, School of International Health, Institute of Environmental Studies, and Department of Urban Engineering)

Ø New Zealand-University of Auckland
Ø Pakistan-Lahore University of Management Sciences
Ø Philippines-Asian Institute of Management, International Rice Research Institute/University of the Philippines in Los Banos
Ø Singapore-National University of Singapore
Ø Thailand-Asian Institute of Technology, Thammasat University
Ø USA-East-West Center

Eligibility Requirements
Prospective applicants must:
Ø be a citizen of an ADB developing member country
Ø have at least 2 years work experience
Ø have gained admission to an approved course in a designated institution
Ø be proficient in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies
Ø be in good health
Ø not more than 35 years old at the time of application. (Staff of ADB and the designated institutions and their close relatives are not eligible to apply.)

Application Requirements
Applicants should obtain application forms from the designated institutions of their choice and submit the completed form and required documentation to the Institution. Applicants should indicate on the application form that they wish to be considered for an Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship. (ADB will select the scholars from among those admitted by the institutions. A separate application to ADB is not necessary.)

For further information, visit the ADB-JSP website.