Voices: Scholars Appreciate Opportunities for Higher Education, Networking

As of early 2019, more than 780 young officials of Asian economies have received the JISPA scholarship and around 700 of them completed the program with degrees.

Many students expressed their gratitude toward the program for its excellent academic and networking opportunities.

Mr. Md. Rezaul HasanMr. Md. Rezaul Hasan, Partnership-Track (2015–17), Bangladesh Bank

"The JISPA provides distinct opportunity of studying at some prominent graduate schools in Japan. In addition to academic study, the cross-cultural interactions, IMF-sponsored events and networking with the future macroeconomic leaders of Asia pave the way of shaping future career of JISPA scholars. I feel privileged to get the opportunity of having JISPA scholarship and hence, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Japanese government, Japanese people and the IMF."


Ms. Fary OsmanMs. Fary Osman, Open-Track (2015–2017), Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

"I appreciate the support and opportunities given by JISPA in my quest to constantly elevate my knowledge. The program has afforded me to gain tremendous experience from extensive networking and interaction with prominent international academics. It is my sincere hope that my experience and knowledge gained through this program can be shared with the international community. I am privileged to be a part of this amazing community."

In a recent survey, all graduates surveyed responded that they would recommend the scholarship program to their colleagues. They highly rated the curriculum, instructors and networking opportunities at school. They also said the initial orientation, the final presentation and a series of JISPA seminars were the best activities among the program’s IMF specific events.

2019 survey results

What JISPA Activities Did You Appreciate?

Note: Results from a survey of graduating scholars in the academic year 2016-2017