Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program
1. What is the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)
ADB-JSP, financed by the Government of Japan and organized by the Asian Development Bank, aims to provide an opportunity citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies. The Division of Environmental Studies which is consisted of six departments, and the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) have been designated by ADB to receive allocation with the ADB-JSP scholarship since 2000. The following departments are accepting ADB-JSP students.
- Department of Natural Environmental Studies
- Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment
- Department of Environment Systems
- Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies
- Department of Socio-cultural Environmental Studies
You will be conferred a Master of Environmental Studies if you finish a master course at any of above mentioned departments.
6) Department of International Studies
You will be conferred a Master of International Studies if you finish a master course at the Department of International Studies.
You will be conferred a Master of Sustainability Science if you finish a master course at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science
2-1 Designated eligibility by ADB-JSP
If you are interested in ADB-JSP, please check your eligibility first at the ADB-JSP website.
2-2 Designated eligibility by GSFS
Applicants for a master course must hold a bachelor degree from an accredited educational institution comparable to a bachelor degree offered at the University of Tokyo.
Note that ADB-JSP provides their scholarships only for students pursuing a master degree.
3. Application procedures
3-1 For applicants to 1) to 6) departments
Step 1: Search for a supervisor
Step 2: Send a complete set of application materials described below (December)
Step 3: University verifies qualifications of applicants (December to February)
Step 4: Only successful candidates may apply for an ADB scholarship through GSFS (March)
Step 5: Enroll in September and start their degree course in English.
3-2 For applicants to 7) program
See GPSS-GLI website.
4. Application materials
4-1 For applicants to 1) to 6) departments
Every June, the application forms are to be updated for the September enrollment of the following year.
A) Application form
B) Official academic transcript or attested photocopy from the institute you previously attended
C) Official certificate of graduation or attested photocopy from the institute you previously attended
D) Two confidential letters of recommendation
Please prepare all the documents in English.
where to send:
International Liaison Office
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
the University of Tokyo
Room 120, Building of Environmental Studies
5-1-5 Kashiwa no ha, Kashiwa
Phone: +81 4 7136 4558
Application must arrive at the International Liaison Office no later than December 10 of the preceding year to which applicants wish to enroll.