World Bank Scholarships Program 2017

The World Bank Scholarships Program contributes to the World Bank Group’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world.


graduate studies and phD degree .


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Benefits of Scholarships 

for graduate studies :

  • Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of your study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period. In addition to the two-way air travel, scholars will receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip.
  • Tuition for your graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance usually obtained through the university.
  • A monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books. The amount of the allowance varies depending on the host country.
  • Please note all JJ/WBGSP scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

for phD degree :

  • SMFP provides up to $25,000 (U.S.) for developing country nationals to travel abroad to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a host advisor at a university.
  • research or development institution in a World Bank member country.
  • The Scholarship covers a 6 to 10 month period. Details on eligible expenditures are provided in the Application Guidelines.

for graduate studies :

  1. Be a national of a World Bank member developing country.
  2. Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country.
  3. Be in good health.
  4. Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date.
  5. Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree.
  6. Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJWBGSP Preferred or Partner masters degree Programs.
  7. Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

for phD degree :

  1. Be a national of a World Bank member developing country.
  2. Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country.
  3. Be under the age of 35 on the Application Deadline date.
  4. Be enrolled in a PhD program in a member developing country of the World Bank at the time of application.
  5. Reside in a member developing country of the World Bank since enrolled in the PhD program.
  6. Have completed all coursework and exam requirements for attaining a PhD at the time of application.
  7. Have a PhD thesis centered on a field of development.

February 23, 2017.

Application, info and source

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