Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scholarship Info 11

2012 Joint Japan & World Bank Scholarship for Developing Countries at Yokohama National University, Japan

Study Subject(s):Public Policy and Taxation
Course Level:Master’s or PhD
Scholarship Provider: The World Bank and the Government of Japan states
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan

Applicants should:
be between the age of 25 and 45;
be nationals of a World Bank borrowing member country;
be mid-career professionals in public service;
be of good character, a team player and active in extracurricular activities;
hold, at minimum, a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a development-related field; and
have at least four years of recent full-time professional experience in a field related to economic development or public policy, in the applicant's home country or in another developing country

The following are the documents to be submitted in addition to the application form:
English proficiency: Each applicant must demonstrate a proficiency in English sufficient for undertaking instruction in that language. In this regard, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper-based, 213 for the computer based, 79 for the internet based or IELTS score of 6.0 is required for entrance into the program. The only documents we accept are official TOEFL scores sent directly by Educational Testing System (ETS) or official IELTS sores sent directly by British Council. Please refer to the TOEFL webpage or the IELTS webpage where you can obtain information regarding the examination. The institution code for Yokohama National University for TOEFL is 0410. Choose 84 (economics) as the department code. The only exception is the case in which the primary language of instruction at the applicant’s undergraduate institution is English. In this case, you must include an official letter obtained from the university confirming this information. In any event, those applicants who do submit TOEFL or IELTS scores will be given priority in the selection process. We do NOT accept copies of TOEFL and IELTS scores directly sent by applicants, the results of the TOEFL institutional exam, or any other exams conducted by private agencies.
Two letters of recommendation: One must be from a supervisor at your workplace, and the other must be from a faculty member of the university from which you obtained your bachelor's degree. Letters of recommendation must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the reference.
Official academic transcript: Only an official transcript in a sealed envelope issued by your university or school will be accepted.
Statement of purpose (1,200 words or less): Be concise and specific in preparing your statement, giving information which will aid the selection committee in evaluating your potential for completing the program. Use the form provided with the application form, attaching an additional sheet if needed. Please type.

Application forms will be mailed upon request, and are not available through website or email. To receive an application or for more information, please direct inquiries to:

MPE Office
Fax +81-45-339-3608

Inquiries by telephone will not be accepted.

Use the original copy of the application form. We do not accept photocopies. We do not accept applications via fax or email.
Your application should be submitted to the following address.

MPE Office
International Graduate School of Social Sciences
Yokohama National University
79-4 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku
Yokohama, 240-8501 JAPAN

Application forms for 2012 Admission (for study program from April 2012-March 2014) are available from March 2011. Applications for the 2012 admission must reach the MPE Office by NO LATER than September 30, 2011.

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