|Canadian universities seeking to attract promising scholars from developing countries will want to know about a unique scholarship program administered by the World Bank that could finance graduate studies in Canada in academic fields related to public policy-making.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank borrowing-member countries to undertake graduate studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching. Its major component is the Regular Program which enables scholars to study at universities of their choice in any World Bank member country, including Canada.
There is also a smaller component called the Partnership Programs which involves partnerships between universities in developing and industrialized countries to provide training leading to mastersâ€™ degrees. To date, only McGill University in Montreal, among all Canadian degree-granting universities, was once a participant in this program, in the period 1992 to 1998.
Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
McGill University and the Partnership Programs