July 8, 2016

University of Auckland ADB-Japan Scholarships for Citizens of Developing Countries to Study in New Zealand

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Development-related
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Asian Development Bank
Country to Study in: New Zealand

Scholarship Description
The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.

The ADB-JSP programme aims to provide opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB developing member countries to undertake studies at postgraduate level in the fields of economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

The University of Auckland is one of the participating academic institution. For ADB Scholarships at other participating universities, see this post: ADB-Japan Scholarships for Developing Countries.

Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) at University of Auckland

Eligible applicants must be / have:
  1. A national of an ADB borrowing member (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP). For a list of current developing member countries visit ADB – Japan Scholarship Programme.
  2. Gained admission to an approved masters or doctoral programme at an approved academic institution.
  3. A bachelors degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
  4. At least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
  5. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  6. Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programmes which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years.
  7. In good health.
  8. Eligible applicants should agree to return to their home country after completion of studies under the programme.
The following groups of people are NOT eligible to apply:
  1. Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  2. Staff of JSP-designated institutions are not eligible to apply to their own institution.
  3. Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
  4. ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  5. ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programmes, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY ADB borrowing member country

Participating Institutions
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Fields of study
The University of Auckland programmes covered by this scholarship scheme are limited to the following:
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Commerce (International Business)
  • Masters Programmes in Engineering
Number of awards
Not specified by the sponsors

Sponsorship duration
Offers a maximum award duration of two years for both masters and doctorate programs. In most cases, however, the award is for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, and conditional on maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.

Scholarship benefits
The ADB-JSP provides for the scholars:
  • Tuition fees at the University of Auckland.
  • Airfare from the scholar's home country to Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Basic cost of living in Auckland.
  • Health and medical insurance in New Zealand.
  • Airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar's home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study.
  • For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.
Note: The ADB-JSP does not cover the scholar's dependants.

Method of Application
You must first apply for admission online as an international applicant for one of the eligible programmes listed above. Then, you must submit the required documents in support of your application. Only if you are successful in gaining admission and receive an official Offer of Place from the University of Auckland, can you then proceed to Complete the ADB–Japan Scholarship application form and either post or courier with all required documents to the University. If you are unsuccessful or receive a conditional offer, do not complete the Scholarship application form until you have fulfilled the condition/s of your offer.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship award.

Scholarship applications for 2017 academic session will close on 20 July 2016. You must complete and submit the ADB-JSP scholarship application form before this date.

The University of Auckland is a university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest and leading university in the country. It was ranked 82nd worldwide in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses.

Application Deadline: 20 July 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY ADB member countries)

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