Wednesday, January 30, 2019

[Master Degree] Yokohama National University Scholaship in Infrastructure Management (IMP) 2019

Yokohama National University, with a grant funded by the Government of Japan and administered by the World Bank under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP), is now seeking prospective students for its inter-faculty Master's Degree Program in Infrastructure Management (IMP). The program, which will begin in October 2019, is specifically designed for training infrastructure policy planners from World Bank member countries which are currently eligible to borrow.

Interested persons should apply for admission to the Graduate School of Urban Innovation (GSUI), Yokohama National University through the online system by 28 February 2019. After screening the records of qualified candidates, the GSUI Selection Committee will select 16 nominees for admission to the program. The 16 nominees should apply for final screening by the Word Bank ("Scholarship Application") and 8 final passers will be accepted as IMP students and receive World Bank scholarships. Successful candidates will receive notification to that effect before July 2019 at the latest.

In applying for admission to the program, applicants should note that the IMP is oriented to training government officials with present or future management responsibility and an academic background in the field of engineering. Women are encouraged to apply.

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  • Approximately 8 scholarships are allocated to the YNU program by the World Bank. Each scholarship provides a monthly allowance of JPY152, 000 and a round-trip air ticket to Japan plus a travel allowance of USD 500. The scholarship also covers tuition fees, the entrance examination fee and the admission fee.
  • Citizens of low and middle income World Bank member countries are eligible for the scholarships. Applicants must have at least three years of practical experience involving responsibility for infrastructure development and must also intend to pursue a career in the field of development. 
Applicants must: 
  • Be a national of a Bank member country that is eligible to receive Bank financing and not be a national of any country that is not eligible to receive the Bank financing; •Be in good health with respect to the capacity to be a productive scholar for the duration of the Graduate Program, as certified by a medical doctor;
    N.B. The World Bank will request all successful candidates to provide a certificate of good health. 
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent with superior academic achievement earned more than three (3) years before the Scholarship Application Deadline; 
  • Not have received any scholarship funding to earn a Graduate degree or its equivalent from any other sources funded by the Government of Japan; 
  • Be employed in a paid and fulltime position at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline unless the applicant is from a country identified in the World Bank's "Harmonized List of Fragile Situations"; and 
  • Have, by the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, at least three (3) years of recent fulltime paid professional experience acquired in development-related work after a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in the applicant's home country or in another developing country; If the applicant is from a country in "Harmonized List of Fragile Situations" at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, the recent professional experience does not have to be fulltime or paid.

How to Apply:
When applying, applicants must submit the following documents to the Infrastructure Management Program Office, Graduate School of Urban Innovation through the online system:
  • Completed application form;
  • Official transcripts showing the applicant's academic performance in his or her undergraduate program;
  • Certification of Graduation or Copies of Diploma which should be including the title of Bachelor;
  • Names and contact information of the recommenders;
  • Evidence of a satisfactory level of English competence; and  
  • Research Plan (around 5 pages)

28 February 2019

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