Asian Development Bank Scholarship is now accepting applications from International students to study abroad with fully funded scholarship support. ADB Scholarship 2023 is an opportunity for international students to apply for fully funded scholarships to study abroad in many countries. Japanese Government Scholarship supports international students to study abroad with ADB Programs.

The Asian Development Bank is pleased to announce the fully funded scholarships (ASDB-JSP) for international students to study in Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the USA. Every year, the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program offers 140 fully funded postgraduate scholarships for international students to study in Japan in fields like Economics, Management, Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and all other development fields.

Asian Development Bank Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship that will cover all your study expenses, the same as MEXT scholarships in Japan. Are you looking for higher education in Japan? Are you looking for fully funded financial sources in Japan or Japanese universities? If you are looking for postgraduate scholarships in any subject of Economics, Management, Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and all other related development fields? The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Scholarship is your second opportunity after the MEXT Scholarship for Japanese Universities. Japan has world-class universities in research and technology advancement. Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship program accepts more than 300 students each year to study in the affiliated institutions to study in 10 countries. A Fully Funded Scholarship In USA, Japan, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, New Zeeland and Singapore.

Brief Description

  • Organization: Asian Development Bank (ADB-JSP)
  • Department: Multiple (Almost All)
  • Course Level: Postgraduate
  • Award: Fully Funded
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards:300
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, New Zeeland, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and USA
  • Deadline: Depends on universities’ deadlines (December-January).

Eligibility Criteria

Interested Students who want to apply for ADB fully funded Scholarship in Japan must fulfill the following eligibility Criteria

  • be a national of an ADB borrowing member country and Japanese ODA scholarship-eligible country.
  • do not hold dual citizenship of any developed country;
  • have gained admission to an approved master’s course at a Designated Institution.
  • hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record;
  • have at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. The candidate must have proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies;
  • be no more than 35 years old at the time of application, unless waived in exceptional cases with the expressed endorsement of the Government of Japan;
  • be in good health;
  • agree to return and work in his/her home country for at least two (2) years after completion of studies under the Program in order to contribute to its development;
  • not be an Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management, staff and consultants of ADB, or the close relatives of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: spouse, mother, stepmother, father, stepfather, sister, stepsister, brother, stepbrother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew;
  • not be staff of ADB–JSP Designated Institutions;
  • not be living or working in a country other than his/her home country; and
  • not be already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  • Language Requirement: it depends on the country and university where you are applying. for Japanese Language Courses, you should have Japanese Language proof. And for English taught Programs you must submit any English Fluency Certificate it can be (English Proficiency, IELTS, TOFEL)

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Countries Who can Apply for ADB-JSP

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries/areas

  • 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

Programs Offered in ADB-JSP

Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship Program is fully funded scholarship for worldwide institutions and students to study in the major areas of

  • Economics
  • Management
  • Sciences
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • And all other related development fields

Countries and Universities under Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship Program

As I mentioned you can apply to 10 countries and their participating universities in which all international students can apply and can get a Fully funded Asian Development Bank Scholarship for your higher studies

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How to Apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSB) by following the given steps

Step 1;

You need to contact professors and university admissions to get acceptance or admission in Participating universities in the given 10 countries. In contacts please mention you are willing to apply on ADB-JSP.

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Step 2;

After that, you need to fill out the ADB Application form and sent it to your university from where you got the admission with the admission form.

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Important to note

  • No separate application to ADB is necessary.
  • The duly accomplished applications form together with all copies of academic records should be sent to the institution at least six (6) months before the commencement of the intake that you wish to join.
  • Only candidates who have been admitted and endorsed by the academic institutions will be considered for scholarships by the ADB.
  • The ADB-JSP does not cover expenses for the scholar’s family; extra-curricular courses or training; additional travel during the course of the study program; additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the academic institution or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.
  • Completion of the application form or admission by the academic institution does not mean that you have been accepted for a scholarship; accordingly, you should not take any action with respect to your current employment or otherwise, until you have been informed by the institution that you have been awarded a scholarship.

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Academic Resume or Cv
  • Research Statement/Research Proposal
  • Statement of Purpose/ Research Interest
  • Educational Documents
  • Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Proof or Certificate (English Proficiency letter, IELTS, TOFEL, GRE..etc)


Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship program that will cover all your expenses; education, airfare, accommodation, monthly stipend, and all other supports according to country.

Official Announcement

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


Ismail · February 8, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Can I apply from Bangladesh?

    Muhammad Usman · February 13, 2020 at 10:04 AM


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