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Kyoto University Master Degree Fully Funded Scholarship 2021


The ADB–JSP provides

  • full tuition fees
  • a monthly subsistence and housing allowance
  • an allowance for books and instructional materials
  • medical insurance
  • travel expenses


The scholarship is for one (1) year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.

The maximum duration of scholarship award is two (2) years for masters program.

Eligibility for Application

University Requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy one of the following qualifications.
    (1) The applicant has graduated from university at the time of his or her application, or is expected to graduate from university before his or her enrolment to the programme.
    (2) The applicant is recognized by the Graduate School of Economics to possess an academic ability that is equivalent or superior to those who meet the first qualification, and is at least 22 years old at the time of his or her enrolment to the programme.

    ADB Requirements
  • A national of an ADB borrowing member and Japanese ODA scholarship eligible country listed here.
  • Gained admission to an approved MA course at an academic institution .
  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
  • At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
  • In good health.
  • Should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.
  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and close relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  • Staff of ADB–JSP designated institutions are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
  • ADB–JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  • ADB–JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

Application Forms & Guidelines

Please carefully check the guidelines and FAQ before applying.

NOTICE: Applicants who have graduated or expect to graduate from non-Japanese universities are required to go through the screening process by the Admissions Assistance Office (AAO) as a Pre-Application procedure. Please check the details on Kyoto University’s website and also refer to the Application Guidelines above. *The AAO screening process commonly takes a few weeks before we receive the feedback from AAO. Please begin the AAO procedure at least two weeks before the deadline for the application submission via e-mail

Source / More information: ADB Website – Kyoto University Website.

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