Yokohama National University, with a grant funded by the Government of Japan and administered by the World Bank under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP), is now seeking prospective students for its inter-faculty Master’s Degree Program in Infrastructure Management (IMP).
Application Deadline: 10th March 2017.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Citizens of low and middle income World Bank member countries are eligible for the scholarships.
To be taken at (country): Japan
About the Award: The Master’s Degree Program in Infrastructure Management at Yokohama National University (YNU) was established with a special fund from the Government of Japan, administered by the World Bank, for the purpose of training government officials from developing countries who have engineering backgrounds. The program focuses on such areas as economics, management, specialized engineering and law related to the development and management of infrastructure.
In a changing global situation, if the government officials who are engaged in planning and implementing their nations’ infrastructure development policies are to make decisions consistent with the welfare of the people of their countries, it is vital that those officials have advanced knowledge of and experience in management, technological fields and macro-economics.
The YNU program, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries under a scholarship program funded by the World Bank, offers lectures and laboratory work in the fields of engineering, economics, management and law. Students are also provided with the opportunity to learn practical Japanese, mathematics, computer techniques and other basic subjects. After the initial six months of schooling, students engage in internship programs related to their area of study.
In applying for admission to the program, applicants should note that the IMP is oriented to training government officials with present or future management responsibility and an academic background in the field of engineering. Women are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Applicants must:
- Be a national of a Bank member country that is eligible to receive Bank financing and not be a national of any country that is not eligible to receive the Bank financing;
- Be in good health with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the Graduate Program, as certified by a medical doctor;
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic achievement earned more than three (3) years before the Scholarship Application Deadline;
- Not have received any scholarship funding to earn a Graduate degree or its equivalent from any other sources funded by the Government of Japan;
- Be employed in a paid and fulltime position at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline unless the applicant is from a country identified in the World Bank’s “Harmonized List of Fragile Situations”;
- Have, by the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, at least three (3) years of recent fulltime paid professional experience acquired in development-related work after a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country; If the applicant is from a country in “Harmonized List of Fragile Situations” at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, the recent professional experience does not have to be fulltime or paid; and
- Be under the age of forty-five (45) at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline.
※ Priority Consideration will be given to applicants who:
- Are 35 years or younger;
- Can receive an official leave of absence during the period of study;
- Are planning to return to the equivalent position (including the current one) in their home country after s/he completes the program;
- Are recommended by appropriate government agencies; and
- Submit Official English proficiency Test Scores ,(TOEFL/IELTS)
Selection: Interested persons should apply for admission to the Graduate School of Urban Innovation (GSUI), Yokohama National University by 10 March 2017. After screening the records of qualified candidates, the GSUI Selection Committee will select 20 nominees for admission to the program. The 20 nominees should apply for final screening by the Word Bank (“Scholarship Application”) and 10 final passers will be accepted as IMP students and receive World Bank scholarships. Successful candidates will receive notification to that effect before July 2017 at the latest.
Value and Number of Scholarships: Approximately 10 scholarships are allocated to the YNU program by the World Bank. Each scholarship provides a monthly allowance of JPY152, 000 and a round-trip air ticket to Japan plus a travel allowance of USD 500. The scholarship also covers tuition fees, the entrance examination fee and the admission fee.
Duration of Scholarship: October 2017 – September 2019
How to Apply: When applying, applicants must submit the following documents listed in the Scholarship Webpage link below to the Infrastructure Management Program Office, Graduate School of Urban Innovation
- It is important to go through the application requirements of this scholarship before applying.
Award Provider: Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP)