Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships in Public Policy and Taxation in Japan, 2017-2018

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  • 28 February 2017
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Applications are invited for Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships in Public Policy and Taxation to study in Japan for the year 2017. Students from Developing Countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The objectives of the PPT program are: firstly, to help the students develop a basic understanding of public policy and taxation; secondly, to teach the concepts and methods of an entire taxation process through a practicum provided by Japan’s National Tax Agency; and lastly, to offer specialized courses of study on various aspects of public policy and taxation which are most relevant to the students’ home countries.

YNU has been known as one of the leading universities in Japan. With a student population of 10,000, a vast, leafy campus and modern facilities, YNU has long been committed to playing a global role with a long-term perspective.

In order to be eligible applicants must be 35 years old or younger. Priority will be given to students who has submitted GRE scores.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applicants must:

  • Be a national of a Bank member country that is eligible to receive Bank financing and not be a national of any country that is not eligible to receive the Bank financing;
  • 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;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic achievement earned more than three (3) years before the Scholarship Application Deadline;
  • Be employed in a paid and full-time position at the time of Scholarship Application Deadline unless the applicant is from a country identified in the World Bank’s “Harmonized list of Fragile Situations”;
  • Have, by the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, at least three (3) years of recent full time paid professional experience acquired in development-related work after a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country. If the applicant is from a country identified in the World Bank’s “Harmonized List of Fragile Situations” at the time of the Scholarship Application Deadline, the recent professional experience does not have to be full-time or paid;
  • Be serving as tax officials in the Government in principle, and have at least three (3) years’ work experience in tax policy or tax administration of the Government in their home countries;
  • Not have received any scholarship funding to earn a Graduate degree or its equivalent from any sources funded by the government of Japan;
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Development Association, International Finance Corporation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), or a close relative of the aforementioned;
  • Be under the age of forty-five (45).

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who:

  1. (a) are 35 years old or younger;
  2. (b) can receive an official leave of absence during the period of study;
  3. (c) are planning to return to the equivalent position (including the current one) in their home country after s/he completes the program;
  4. (d) are recommended by appropriate government agencies;
  5. (e) submitted GRE scores.

TOEFL®

The TOEFL® test is a popular option for students to meet the English-language requirements for scholarships.

Benefits

The World Bank annually awards five scholarships to the PPT program. The first level of screening of candidates will be done at Yokohama National University. The final decision regarding scholarship recipients will be made by the World Bank.

The scholarship covers screening fee, the university admission fee, tuition for two years, and medical insurance. In addition, the scholarship provides a monthly allowance of JPY 152,000 (the amount is subject to change), and round-trip air tickets between your country and Japan plus a one-time travel allowance of $500. The monthly stipend is intended to cover living, commuting and other incidental expenses during the student’s stay in Yokohama. Travel expenses for some program-sponsored field trips (domestic study tours) are also included. The next scholarship program runs from September 2016 to August 2018. This period cannot be changed under any circumstance.

Application

Applications should be sent via post. The following materials constitute your application.

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