ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK - JAPAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) provides support for Master's degree study in ADB-JSP approved fields of study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), and for participation in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center (EWC).
ADB-JSP is a scholarship program that was established to strengthen human resource capacity in Asian Development Bank developing member countries. After completing their studies, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and share their new knowledge and skills to promote socioeconomic development.
To make certain you are eligible to apply for the ADB-JSP Scholarship please carefully read the Basic Eligibility Requirements and Areas of Study Funded sections below.
ADB-JSP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The East-West Center regrets that it is unable to accept scholarship applications for the 2020 ADB-JSP competition. Prospective candidates may apply for the 2021 competition at this website beginning in June 2020.
Individuals who are eligible to receive an ADB-JSP award may also want to consider applying for an EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship (GDF).
The deadline to apply online for a GDF award beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year is December 1, 2019.
ADB-JSP BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The basic eligibility requirements for the ADB-JSP scholarship at the East-West Center are as follows. Applicants must:
- Be a citizen of a developing member country of the Asian Development Bank and not more than 35 years old at the time of application.
- Have a 4-year bachelor's degree or the equivalent of a 4-year Bachelor's degree, at the time of application. (An equivalent could be a 3-year Bachelor's degree plus a 1-year Master's degree, or a 2-year bachelor's degree plus a 2-year Master's degree. This is subject to review.)
- Have at least 2 years of full-time professional work experience after a university degree at the time of application.
- Take one of the English proficiency tests; the minimum acceptable scores are 550 for the paper-based TOEFL; 213 for the computer-based TOEFL; and 79-80 for the internet-based TOEFL iBT; or 6.5 for the IELTS. Results must be taken from a test within the past two years.
Applicants with the following experience are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship:
- Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants who have previously studied abroad, or who are seeking a second master's degree are not eligible to apply.
ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS OF STUDY
The following are eligible Master's degree programs that are funded by ADB-JSP at the East-West Center. Standardized examinations that are required of applicants are listed next to each program along with the requesting institution in parentheses.
- Business Administration (Global MBA): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GMAT (UHM only)
- Business Administration (Global MBA - Japan focus): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GMAT or GRE (UHM only)
- Economics (MA): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GRE (UHM only)
- Geography (MA): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GRE (UHM only)
- Law (LLM Degree, a one-year course of study for Foreign legal professional and law school graduates): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM)
- Natural Resources and Environmental Management (MS): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GRE (UHM only)
- Ocean and Resources Engineering (MS): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GRE (UHM only)
- Oceanography (MS): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GRE (UHM only)
- Pacific Islands Studies (MA): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM)
- Public Administration (MPA): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM)
- Sociology (MA): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GRE (UHM only)
- Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences (MS): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM); GRE (UHM only)
- Urban and Regional Planning (MURP): TOEFL or IELTS (EWC and UHM)
See the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa website for details on the Master's degree programs listed above including each program's application process.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.