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Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia
Scholarships for Government Officials Administered by the World Bank Institute
Introduction to the Scholarship Program
The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) is a two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The scholarship is funded by the government of Japan and administered by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) with assistance from the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Up to seven scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement. All JISP scholars are required to apply to the IMF’s Economist Program (EP) upon completion of their doctoral studies and to accept an EP position if offered. Scholars who do not comply with this condition will be asked to repay the scholarship cost.
Please note that the IMF will not be able to accommodate all JISP scholars who apply for employment at the Fund since there are many applicants for each available position and the selection process is very competitive.
Eligibility and Application Procedure
To be eligible, an applicant must be:
The application is available online at www.iie.org/jisp. It must be completed in English and include the following:
The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is January 31.
Scholarships are awarded in the spring, for studies starting in the fall of that same year. Candidates must apply directly to universities for admission.
Please note that no exceptions can be made regarding the scholar’s nationality, university location, or field of study.
The JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study including:
To cover the remaining years of study, JISP scholars are expected to secure another source of funding, usually through Research or Teaching Assistantship at their university.
By accepting the JISP award, scholars commit to:
Scholars who do not comply with the above conditions will be required to repay the JISP award.
For inquiries about submitting applications, general questions, and any other information regarding applications, please e-mail the Institute of International Education (IIE) at firstname.lastname@example.org.