Melbourne Scholarships

Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) is funded by the Government of Japan to provide an opportunity for citizens of the Bank's developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields. 


The scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • a living allowance $15,300 per annum paid in fortnightly instalments;
  • payment of tuition fees in full for the normal duration of a masters by coursework degree up to a maximum of two years;
  • return economy airfare to Melbourne and back to home country at the completion of the scholarship;
  • a contribution towards the cost of study; and
  • payment of Overseas Student Health Cover


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • have received an unconditional offer of place for an eligible course* by 31 October for commencement in the following year.
  • be a citizen of the Asia Development Bank's developing member countries
  • have at least two years full-time professional work experience;
  • be aged 35 years or under at the time of assessment;
  • not have already completed a master degree or previously studies overseas; and
  • be living and working in your home country

*Eligible courses are:

  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Public Health,
  • Master of Agribusiness,
  • Master of Agricultural Science,
  • Master of Forest Ecosystem Science

If you have applied for a course that is not listed, you cannot be considered for the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship.


You must first submit an application for admission. You will need to pay an application fee of AUD$100.

After you have submitted an application for admission, you must submit an online application for the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship by 31 October. No additional scholarship application fee is required.


Eligible students are shortlisted by the University and selected by the Asian Development Bank on the basis of academic merit and the personal attributes of the applicants. 


The University will contact short listed applicants via email in November or December with a request to provide additional information and documentation.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome via email in January.

More information

For further information about the scholarship program, please visit the website of the Asian Development Bank or submit a query as a future student.

Current round

Closes: 31 October 2016

Next round

Closes: 31 October 2017

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