Funded 2017/2018 Yokohama National University Masters Scholarships in Infrastructure Management

YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, with a grant funded by the government of japan and administered by the world bank under the joint japan/ world  bank graduate scholarship program (JJWBGSP) is now seeking prospective students in its inter faculty master’s degree program in Infrastructure Management (IMP)

Application Deadline: 10th March 2017

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Citizens of Low And Middle Income World Bank Member Countries Are Eligible For The Scholarship

To Be Taken (Country): Japan

About The Award : the master’s  degree program in infrastructure management at Yokohama National University (YNU)  was established with a special fund from the government of japan, administered by the world bank for the purpose of training government from developing countries  who have engineering background. The program focuses on such areas as economics, management, specialized engineering a d law related to the development and management of infrastructure.

In a changing global situation, if the government officials who are engaged in planning and implementing their nations infrastructure development policies are to make decisions consistent with the welfare of the people of their country its vital those officials have advanced knowledge  of and experience in management of infrastructure.

The YNU program which is specifically designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries under a scholarship program funded by World Bank, offers lectures and laboratory work in the fields of engineering, economics, management and law. Students are also provided with the opportunity to learn practical Japanese, mathematics, computer techniques and other basic subjects. After the initial six months of schooling, students engage in internship program related to the area of study.

In applying for admission to the program, applicant should note the IMP is oriented to training government officials with present or future management  responsibility and academic back ground in the field of engineering. Women are encouraged to apply.

Type: masters

Eligibility: applicants must;

  • Be a member 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 the productive scholar for the duration of the graduate program, as a graduate program,  as certified by a medical doctor
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic achievement earned more than three years be for the  scholarship application deadline
  • Not have received any scholarship fund to earn a graduate degree or its equivalent from any other source funded by the government of japan
  • Be employed in a paid and full time position at the time of the 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 3 years of recent fulltime paid professional experience acquired in development –related work after a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the applicant home country or in another developing country: if the applicant is from a country in “ harmonized list of fragile situations” at the time of the scholarship application deadline, the recent profession experience does not have to be full time or paid:
  • Be under the age of 45 years at the time of the scholarship application deadline

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who are:

  • Are under 35 years or younger
  • Can receive an official leave of absence during the period of study
  • Are planning to return to the equivalent position( including the current one) in their home country after he/she completes the program
  • Are recommended by appropriate government agencies
  • Submit official English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL/IELTS)

Selection: interested persons should apply for admission to the graduate school of urban innovation (GSUI), YOKOHAMA national university by March 10 2017. After screening the records of qualified candidates, the GUSI selection committee will select 20 nominees for admission in to the program.

The 20 nominees should apply for final screening by the World Bank (scholarship application) and 10 final passers will be accepted as IMP students and receive World Bank scholarship. Successful candidates will receive notification to that effect before july2017 at the latest.

Value and number of scholarships: approximately 10 scholarships are allocated to the NYU program by the World Bank. Each scholarship provides a monthly allowance of JPY152, 000 and a round trip air ticket to japan plus a travel allowance of USD500. The scholarship also covers tuition fees, the entrance examination fee and admission fees

Duration of Scholarship; October 2017- September 2019

How to Apply: when applying, applicants must submit the following documents listed in the scholarship webpage link below to the infrastructure management program office graduate school of urban innovation

It is important to go through the application requirements of this scholarship before applying.

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