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 the Master of International Business, Master of Engineering, Master of Economics, Master of Public Health, Master of Agribusiness, Master of Agricultural Science, Master of Forest Ecosystem Science, or Master of Business Administration by the 31 October;
  • 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



You do not need to submit an application for this scholarship. Students who have applied for a course at the University and received an unconditional course offer by 31 October for commencement in the following year, will be automatically considered for this scholarship.



The University will nominate eligible students to the Asia Development Bank on the basis of academic merit. If you will be nominated, the University will contact you via email with a request to provide additional information and documentation in November.


Successful students will be notified via email in January.

More information

For further information about the scholarship program, please visit the website of the Asian Development Bank.

Current round

Closes: 31 October 2016

Next round

Closes: 31 October 2017

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