The Asian Development Bank/Japan Scholarship Program (JSP)


The Asian Development Bank/Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) offers about 150 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions.

The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a monthly allowance for expenses, housing, books and instructional materials, medical insurance and travel. For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.


The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved MA/PhD* course at a participating academic institution. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries/areas:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Fiji
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

*selected universities only

List of Academic Institutions for Public Health

  • The University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria 3010, Australia
  • The University of Sydney, Global Student Recruitment and Mobility, Rm 412, Lvl 4, Jane Foss Russell G02, The University of Sydney
  • The University of Tokyo, School of International Health, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0033, Japan, Department of Community and Global Health), Graduate School of Medicine
  • The University of Auckland, The University of Auckland, New Zealand


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