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Friday, May 02, 2008
Japan-IDB Scholarship providing full tuition and other benefits towards graduate studies (Deadline: May 12, 2008)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is offering scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year as part of its Japan-IDB Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available for the Masters Program in development-related fields, such as the social sciences, business, public administration or other technical disciplines (except law and medicine). Applicants for an MBA scholarship must demonstrate immediate prior experience working in the public sector or in an academic capacity.

The scholarship provides benefits covering full tuition, the cost of medical and accident insurance obtained through the university, and allowances for housing, monthly subsistence, books, and economy class travel. However, the benefits may reduced if the student is granted scholarships from from the university or other organizations. Deadline is May 12, 2008.

As per their Web site, the eligibility requirements include:

1. Be a citizen of one of the borrowing member countries of the Bank.
2. Be under the age of 40.
3. Be in good health.
4. Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in social sciences, business or public administration, or another development-related technical discipline.
5. Have obtained his/her university degree with superior grades.
6. Have at least two years of work experience in a public agency or in an organization devoted to research or teaching in the country of origin or residence.
7. Be currently admitted, but have not yet begun studies, in a Master’s degree program in the social sciences, business or public administration,* or another development-related technical discipline (except Law and Medicine), in a university of a member country other than the country of origin or residence, except in special cases.
8. Be prepared to return to his/her native country upon completion of studies and work for at least two years in order to apply his/her enhanced knowledge and skills towards helping accelerate the economic and social development.
9. Not be an Executive Director, their alternate, staff, long-term Consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank, a blood relative up to the fourth degree, or a relative by marriage up to the second degree. Not be an employee or consultant of any international organization.
10. Applicants must not be elected or appointed political officials during the application process and/or in the last two years of their work experience. (i.e. ambassadors, government ministers or vice-ministers, cabinet secretaries , or equivalent.


For application and other details, see:

Japan-IDB Scholarship
Japan-IDB Scholarship Requirements

For other scholarship-related posts:

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