Japan: Master in Economics

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The Asian Development Bank
(ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988
with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an
opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member
countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management,
science and technology, and other development-related fields at
participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.
The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in 20 academic
institutions located in 10 countries within the Region.

Graduate School of Economics Ritsumeikan University is one of institutions participating in this ADB-JSP scholarship program.

Below is program offered (master): Master in Economics


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. (Graduate School of Economics Ritsumeikan University)

  • 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.

Date: one to two years
Deadline: 1st February, 2009

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
You can also visit ADB-Japan Scholarship Program’s website at www.adb.org/jsp for more detail information about this program.


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