Thursday, June 7, 2012

ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)

In the Academic Year 2013 beginning in April 2013, GSID will accept Master's Program students sponsored by the ADB-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP).

1. Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Application
1-a. Eligibility Requirements
(1)
The applicant must be a national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. Currently, countries(areas) that are no longer borrowing from ADB are Hong Kong, China; the Republic of Korea; Singapore; and Taipei, China).
(2) The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited/recognized university. In addition, applicants should have completed 16 years of formal education or should have received equivalent education. Those with a bachelor's degree but with less than 16 years of formal education must inquire at the ADB Administrative Office (GSID) to check their eligibility by June 15 (Friday), 2012.
(3) At the time of application, the applicant must have at least two years of full-time professional working experience acquired after obtaining their university degree.
(4) The applicant must be 35 years old or under at the time of application.
(5) To be considered for admission the following minimum scores are required on one these tests: an overall TOEFL score of 550(paper-based), 213(computer-based), or 79(internet-based); a TOEIC score of 730; or an IELTS score of 6.0(should include Academic Reading and Academic Writing). The test should have been taken within two years prior to the application. Institutional test scores are unacceptable for submission. In case these tests are not given in the country of applicants, please consult with the ADB administrative office (GSID) by June 15 (Friday), 2012.
(6) The applicant must be in a good health.
(7) The applicant living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for the Scholarship.
(8) Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, officials and staff of ADB, as well as their close relatives, are not eligible for the scholarship.
(9) The program will not, in principle, support applicants who hold a Master’s degree. However, those who have earned their Master’s degree in their home country are eligible on condition that they have completed no more than 16 years of education.

1-b. Conditions
(1) In accepting the ADB-JSP Scholarship, scholars must commit themselves to return to, and work in, their home countries for a period of at least 2 years after completion of their studies under the program or when dismissed from the school.
(2) In accepting ADB-JSP Scholarship, scholars consent to the employment restriction policy of the ADB-JSP and acknowledge that they will not be able to work at ADB for two years after completion of their academic programs.
(3) A Scholarship may be terminated upon the recommendation of the GSID at any time for one or more of the following reasons: failure of a scholar to make satisfactory academic progress; failure to comply with the laws of Japan; misconduct; and/or breaches of the conditions of the ADB-JSP or Student Visa.

2. Admission Openings
Department of International Development (DID) and Department of International Cooperation Studies (DICOS): A total of up to six students can be accepted.

3. Filing PeriodApplications will be accepted during the period from June 29 (Friday) to July 12 (Thursday), 2012 by registered mail only (Applications MUST arrive at the office by July 12, 2012). Any applications arrived after this date will not be considered for processing.

4. Required DocumentsThe following documents should be submitted to the Educational Affairs Division for Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences. The designated GSID forms of the following (1), (6) and (10) can be downloaded by clicking [PDF] or [MSWord] marks below. Please fill out and send in. Black ink or typed forms must be used. Please utilize the Application Checklist: [PDF] [MSWord]
(1) Application form with 3 pieces of your photograph attached―the photos should be taken within the last three months and be of passport size and quality [PDF] [MSWord]
(2) Certificate of citizenship (or a copy of your valid passport)
(3) Certificates to show your own income and that of your parents or family
Note: If the incomes are not clearly certified, the applicant may be excluded from selection. Please submit authorized certificates issued by public agencies.
(4) Research and/or work experience (on a separate piece of paper)
Note: Attach documents from present / former places of research and work certifying your research and/or work record.
(5) Research Proposal (about 800 words, on a separate piece of paper)
(6) Two confidential letters of recommendation―in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap. Recommendations should be written by people who have supervised applicants in either an academic or work capacity, and who are well acquainted with the intellectual ability and personality of applicants. Preferably, one of the letters should be from a university professor and the other from a senior staff member of your current working office (if there is some reason why your letters of recommendation are not from such people, please include a letter of explanation). [PDF] [MSWord]
(7) Official transcript from each college-level institution attended―in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap.
(8) Certified copy of diploma or certificate of degree from each college-level institution attended.
(9) TOEFL score, TOEIC score, or IELTS score. Only scores from tests taken within two years prior to the application are valid. An official test score must include ID photo. Institutional test scores are unacceptable for submission.
(10) Curriculum Vitae [PDF] [MSWord]
Please enclose all application materials with the application form when sending the documents to the Educational Affairs Division for Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences. The application and all enclosed materials, including those that arrive at GSID after the deadline, become the property of GSID and will not be returned. If you have questions regarding any of the information above, please contact the Educational Affairs Division for Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences. For additional information, you could also refer to the FAQ section about the ADB scholarship at the GSID website:
http://www.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/exam/application/adb/faq.html

5. Selection Procedures
The Asian Development Bank will select scholarship recipients from the selected candidates who have passed the screening by GSID. The scholarship recipients will be notified through the ADB Administrative Office (GSID), Educational Affairs Division for Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences in early December 2012.
Note: The recipients of ADB-JSP must undertake in writing that they will return to their home countries immediately after the completion of their program of study or when dismissed from the school.

6. Scholarship Coverage and Period
The following expenditures will be covered by the scholarship: full tuition, medical and accident insurance obtained through Nagoya University, a monthly stipend including subsistence and housing allowance for one person (for the Year 2012, the monthly stipend is 154,000 yen; this may be changed for the Year 2013), a book allowance, other miscellaneous expenses and economy class airfare for one person covering the trip from the scholar’s place of residence to Nagoya University and the return journey at the end of the study program. The initial scholarship period is one year from April 2013 - March 2014. The extension of the scholarship for the second year of the program shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of academic performance.

Contact Information
Please send all documents or correspondence to:
ADB Administrative Office (GSID)
Educational Affairs Division for the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya
464-8601 Japan
E-mail: adb@gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Fax: 81-52-789-4921
http://www.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/
*Please write "Application for ADB-JSP Scholarship" on the front of envelope.
Additional Information concerning Accommodation and Japanese Language Proficiency:
GSID will help the scholars with housing arrangements. However, we strongly recommend that ADB-JSP scholars do not bring their families on their initial stay in Nagoya, as family housing is generally very costly and hard to find. Although applicants are not required to have Japanese language proficiency for selection, the ability to communicate in Japanese in daily life situations will be helpful.

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