ADB-Japan Scholarship 2020 : Study in New Zealand

The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB – JSP)  was established in April 1988 with financing from the Japanese  government. The aim is to provide an opportunity for well-qualified  citizens of ADB's developing member countries to undertake postgraduate  studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other  development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the  Asia-Pacific region.

Upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to  contribute to the economic and social development of their home  countries.

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
  • Masters programmes in Engineering.Eligibility requirements
  • You must:
  • Be a national of an ADB borrowing member. For a list of current developing member countries visit ADB - Japan Scholarship Programme.
  • Have gained admission to an approved masters at an approved academic institution.
  • Have a bachelors degree or its equivalent with a superior academic record.
  • Have at least two years of full-time professional work experience  (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
  • Be proficient in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • Be under 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.
  • Be in good health.
  • Agree to return to your home country after completing the programme.


  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned.
  • Staff of JSP-designated institutions can't apply to their own institution.
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country.
  • Applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programmes or who have already completed graduate degree programmes.
  • Undergraduate studies, distance learning programmes, short-term  training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

For more information, see Japan Scholarship Program Frequently asked questions

Apply for scholarship

Applicants should indicate to the academic institution that they are  applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the  ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed institution application form and  required documentation, including the ADB-JSP application sheet form,  should be submitted to the academic institution. Applicants must ensure  that they submit accurate and complete documentation. Failure to do so  may result in an application not being processed or to an award being  terminated if documentation or information provided is later determined  to be false. Applicants are required to submit their latest Income tax  return or certification of their annual salary/monthly salary, whichever  is available. They should also submit a certification of family income  (parent's income).

Applications for scholarships should be sent at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.

  • Download the application form in MS Word format.
  • Download the application form in PDF format. Or, download from the attachment section of this news.

Required documentation

To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit the following documentation prior to the closing date:

  • Completed ADB-JSP Information Sheet
  • Academic documentation – both academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Certificate of Employment for the duration of employment issued by the company
  • Certificate of Income issued by the company
  • Certificate of Family Income issued by the company. Must be either your parents or spouses annual/monthly income.
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Valid IELTS test

For further information, contact:

ADB–Japan Scholarship Program

Office of Cofinancing Operations, Asian Development Bank

Fax: +632 636 2444; +632 636 2456

E-mail contact form

Postal Address: Room 7729

EastAsian Development Bank

#6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines

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