Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program at the University of Auckland


The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program or ADP-JSP for short was founded back in 1988 by the Japanese Government.

The scholarship program aims to provide outstanding students who come from ADB’s developing member countries with the opportunity to get a postgraduate degree in management, science, technology, and other development-related academic fields. After finishing their studies, the students are expected to come back to their countries and help them develop.

The studies will take place at the University of Auckland where students can apply for the following programs:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of International Business
  • Masters programs in Engineering.

We also want to mention that the ADP-JSP scholarship program is offering 140 postgraduate positions per year to well-qualified students. The scholarship program provides students with a monthly allowance that covers housing, instructional materials, medical insurance, books, and travel expenses.

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program at the University of Auckland in 2021


  • Tuition fees at the University of Auckland.
  • Airfare from the scholar’s home country to Auckland, New Zealand.
  • The basic cost of living in Auckland.
  • Health and medical insurance in New Zealand.
  • Airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar’s home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study.
  • For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program at the University of Auckland in 2021


  • Be a national of an ADB borrowing member. For a list of current developing member countries visit the ADB – Japan Scholarship Program.
  • Have gained admission to an approved master at an approved academic institution.
  • Have a bachelor’s 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 programs that 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 program.

Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

Official Letter and Deadline

We are advising all interested students to head over to the official website as soon as possible so that they can submit their online application.Make sure you’re always aware of the deadline

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