ADB Japan Scholarship Program For International Students

Are you interested in pursuing higher education Abroad, with scholarship funds in 2024, and in Japan? Then you can look no further than the ADB Japan Scholarship Program For International Students.  In this article, we will explain the Scholarship program, its benefits and the step-by-step application process.

ADB Japan Scholarship Program For International Students is a Fully funded scholarship program funded by the Japan Government. The Asian Development Scholarship funds around 300 students from Asia and Pacific countries to pursue Master’s Degree programs in the universities specified by the ADB located in 9 countries. 

Applicants must be younger than 35 years old, healthy, and have a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification with good grades. The ADB scholarship lasts for one year initially but can be extended for a second year. For master’s programs, the longest you can have the scholarship is two years.

Also Check: The Peking University overseas students’ scholarship

Scholarship Summary:

  • Study In: Asia and Pacific Countries
  • Who Can Apply: Students from Asia and the Pacific
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
  • University Deadline: Each University has set its deadline for admission
  • ADB Scholarship Deadline: Open All Year.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Asian Development Bank Scholarship 2024, funded by the Japanese Government, is fully funded. It covers:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly allowance for living expenses and housing
  • Allowance for books and study materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel expenses.

Major Fields of Study

Science and Technology

Agriculture, Biological Science, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Forestry, Genetics, and Health.

Economics, Business and Management

Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Commerce, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International Cooperation, and Social Sciences.

Development Studies

Asia Pacific Studies, Development Management, and Development Studies.

Law and Public Policy

International Business Law, International Environmental Law, Policy Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Policy.

Participating Universities under ADB Scholarship 2024

Institution Location
University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi, India
Hitotsubashi University
Asian Public Policy Program, School of International and Public Policy
Tokyo, Japan
International University of Japan Niigata, Japan
Keio University
International Graduate Programs on Advanced Science and Technology
Graduate School of Economics
Graduate School of System Design and Management
Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Yokohama, Japan
Kobe University
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
Kobe, Japan
Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan
Kyushu University
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
Graduate School of Law
Fukuoka, Japan
Nagoya University
Graduate School of International Development
Nagoya, Japan
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
(formerly Graduate School of Policy Science, Saitama University)
Tokyo, Japan
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies
Oita, Japan
Ritsumeikan University
Graduate School of Economics
Kyoto, Japan
Saitama University
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Saitama, Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo, Japan
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Tokyo, Japan
The University of Tokyo
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Urban Engineering
Graduate School of Public Policy
Division of Environmental Studies
School of International Health
Tokyo, Japan
Tsukuba University
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ibaraki, Japan
Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
Asian Institute of Management Manila, Philippines
International Rice Research Institute
University of the Philippines, Los Banos
Laguna, Philippines
National University of Singapore Singapore
Asian Institute of Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Thammasat University Bangkok, Thailand
East-West Center, University of Hawaii Hawaii, USA

ADB Japan Scholarship Program For International Students Requirements:

To qualify for the ADB-JSP scholarship in 2024, you must:

  • Be a citizen of an ADB member country.
  • Not have dual citizenship.
  • Have been admitted to an approved master’s program at a designated institution.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Have at least two (2) years of full-time professional work experience.
  • Be under 35 years old.
  • Agree to return and work in your home country.

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Eligible Countries for ADB Scholarship 2024

Students who are nationals of one of these countries are eligible to apply for the ADB Scholarship.

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

Also Check: Chinese Government Scholarship

ADB Japan Scholarship Program For International Students Application Process:

  • The ADB Scholarship 2024 is available in 9 different countries. In each country, the ADB Scholarship is available in different countries (the list is given below).
  • Applicant requests for information and application forms from the chosen partner institution
  • Applicants complete the application and documents.
  • Applicant sends documents to the institution
  • The University evaluates the application.
  • The University sends a shortlist of candidates to ADB.
  • ADB reviews applications.
  • ADB selects scholars and informs institutions.
  • Institution informs all scholars.

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ADB Japan Scholarship Program For International Students Deadline:

Send applications for scholarships at least six months before the planned time that you wish to commence your studies.

Please refer to the normal month of intake and deadline for application in the participating academic institutions.


To apply and learn more about the ADB Japan Scholarship Program For International Students, kindly visit:

Official Website