February 28th, 2019.
University of Tsukuba – Masters Scholarship Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP) in Japan, 2019
The University of Tsukuba is a national university founded in October 1973 and set in the new Tsukuba Science City on the basis of the older Tokyo University of Education. Its aim is to contribute to the promotion of scientific research and cultural exchanges.
The objective of the Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP) is to provide, within the time frame of 18 months, training and the necessary skills for the conception, design, and implementation of development policies.
The Program in Economic and Public Policy aims at candidates who need sound knowledge of economics in making policy decisions. The Program was established with the specific goal of reaching out to a wider group of professionals in developing countries.
PEPP is a Special English Program and all courses are offered in English. PEPP is integrated into the curriculum of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Tsukuba and, more specifically, into that of its Master’s Program in International Area Studies. Upon successful completion of all requirements of the Program, participants will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Tsukuba.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & ALL WORLD BANK DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
You can find a list of Eligible countries in this PDF.
To apply to PEPP, applicant must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and have completed 16 years of school education (up to undergraduate level). A strong background in economics and associated quantitative tools (linear algebra, calculus and basic statistics) is highly recommended.
Note: Those applicants who have completed their university education in countries where formal schooling lasts less than 16 years, who are at least 22 years old, and who have spent at least one year in a research or similar institution, may qualify to apply by filling out and submitting the provided form (Certificate of Research Activities).
- Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English communication skills by submitting either of the following:
- Score of standardized test such as IELTS / TOEFL / TOEIC or Other evidence such as a letter from the university or current working place, as deemed appropriate by the Graduate School.
- Demonstrate verbal and quantitative skills by submitting either of the followings:
- Score of standardized test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Other evidence such as a letter from the university or current working place, as deemed appropriate by the Graduate School.
- 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.
To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholaship, applicants must:
- Be a national of a World Bank member developing country.
- Not hold dual citizenship of any developed country.
- Be in good health.
- Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date.
- Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree.
- Be employed in development-related work in a paid full- time position at the time of submitting the scholarship application. The only exception to this criterion is for developing country nationals from a country that will be on the updated list of Fragile and Conflict States provided to applicants in the Application Guidelines for each call for scholarships.
- Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.
Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.
Eligibility criteria WILL NOT change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.
Students who have been given scholarship grants by the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) of the World Bank will enjoy the following benefits:
- Round trip air travel (economy class) between home country and Japan, plus a travel allowance for each one-way trip.
- Full tuition and fees.
- A monthly living stipend.
- National health insurance.
- Other program expenses such as Japanese lessons, educational trips, internship, etc.
First Step: Check if you meet all application requirements above.
Second Step: Register and create an account from here.
Third Step: Fill the application form.
Fourth Step: Arranging three to four letters of recommendation.
Fifth Step: Upload all necessary documents.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Mariem Memmi / Tunisia “
Reviewed by”Salma Aittaleb/ Morocco and Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team