World Bank Scholarships Program 2023 Application
Are you a student who wish to sharpen up your future and join a perfect career path, then this opportunity is for you as World Bank are inviting international students from many nations to join their ongoing 2023-2024 scholarship program application.
The scholarship awards are bestowed on successful international students to continue their studies in one of 35 participating programs at universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, Japan and France in key development areas. It provides funding for master’s studies in an eligible host country. The program is funded and made available by World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) as they are keen to ensuring perfect study duration for students and young researchers, thus contributing to World Bank’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world.
The scholarship is a fully funded one, meaning that no tuition fee is required to be paid by the applicant. This have been one of the most important component of the World bank as they strive to promote economic development and shared prosperity through investing in education, capacity building, and developing human resources in the developing world.
Since inception, the DEC’s scholarship programs have helped to form a pool of over 6,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals and scholars, transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations.
Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2023 World Bank Scholarships Program.
- Applicants must be a citizen of a World Bank member country.
- Applicant must not be a staff member of the World Bank and not also a close relative of a staff member.
- Applicant must have obtained relevant bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) obtained at least three years before the application deadline.
- Applicant must not be a dual citizen of a developed country.
- Applicant must have at least three years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) and acquired within the past six years from the date of the Application Deadline.
- On or before the scholarship application deadline, have been admitted unconditionally (except for funding) for the upcoming academic year to any of the Participating Programs and located outside of the applicant’s country of citizenship and country of residence.
Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Europe: Ukraine, Kosovo.
America: Belize, Bolivia, Dominique, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela.
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Honduras, Iraq, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Pakistan, Philippines, Syrian Arab Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen.
- Round-trip airfare between recipient’s home country and the host country.
- Travel allowance of US$500 for each trip.
- Tuition waiver
- Basic medical coverage
- On-campus housing
- Monthly stipend.
Application process for the 2023-2024 World Bank Scholarships Program Application;
Interested applicants who meets the above requirements and eligibility criteria for this opportunity are expected to get an unconditional offer of admission from a participating program. This means that applicants must have gone through the list of eligible participating programs at the different host universities and have applied for admission into their programs.
The following steps should be taken to apply for the scholarship:
- Submit One Online Application: An application will be accepted and reviewed if the applicant submits only one completed application electronically through the online application site by the application deadline.
- Online submission of Two recommendation letters from people who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s professional work experience.
- Documentation that proves the applicant meets the eligibility requirement with regard to the number of years of recent development-related work.
- the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma, and if applicable, also the diploma of the applicant’s most advanced graduate degree. (Do not include a transcript, or upload a transcript as a substitute for a diploma).
- V. using the required format and written in English or the language of the master’s degree program for which the applicant is seeking funding. If the work was not paid, do not include it in your CV. Instead, you can create a category “Volunteer Work” in your CV and list under that heading unpaid internships or other unpaid work.
- Unconditional (except for financing) Letter of Admission for the upcoming academic year to the participating master’s program.
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.