ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme (JSP) 2023- 2024 in Asia and the Pacific

Deadline: Ongoing

The ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme (JSP) 2023 in Asia and the Pacific is now accepting applications. The ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) seeks to give qualified citizens of Japan the chance to study in Japan.

Graduate studies in economics, management, science, and technology, as well as other development-related subjects, are encouraged at participating university institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region for ADB’s developing member nations.
The scholarship is for one (1) year, with the possibility of an extension to the second year of study, if necessary. This extension is contingent upon the scholar continuing to perform at a level that the institute deems adequate. For masters programs, the maximum scholarship grant period is two (2) years.

Fields of Study:

The major fields of study are:

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


The ADB-JSP provides:

  • full tuition fees
  • monthly subsistence allowance (including housing)
  • books and instructional materials
  • medical insurance
  • travel expenses
  • 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 candidate should:

  • be a national of an ADB borrowing member country and Japanese ODA scholarship-eligible
  • not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • have gained admission to an approved master’s course at a Designated Institution;
  • hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record;
  • have at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a
    university degree) at the time of application. The candidate must have proficiency in oral
    and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies;
    not be more than 35 years old at the time of application, unless waived in exceptional cases
    with the expressed endorsement of the Government of Japan;
  • be in good health;
  • agree to return and work in his/her home country for at least two (2) years after completion
    of studies under the Programme in order to contribute to its development;
  • not be an Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management, staff and consultants of
    ADB, or the close relatives of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close
    relative” defined as: spouse, mother, stepmother, father, stepfather, sister, stepsister,
    brother, stepbrother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew;
  • not be staff of ADB–JSP Designated Institutions;
  • not be living or working in a country other than his/her home country; and
  • not be already enrolled in graduate degree programmes.


  • Applicant requests for information and application forms from the chosen partner
  • Applicant completes required documents for application including ADB-JSP information
  • Applicant sends documents to institution
  • Institution evaluates and decides on admission and applicant
  • Institution sends shortlist of candidates to ADB
  • ADB reviews submission from institutions
  • ADB recommends awardees based on its selection criteria to the Japanese executive
    director for approval
  • ADB selects scholars and informs institution
  • Institution informs all scholars

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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