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To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant should read carefully the application procedure as outlined in documents below:

Eligibility CriteriaEligibility Criteria
Application GuidelinesApplication Guidelines
Preferred Universities in 2010-2011Preferred Universities in 2012-2013
How to ApplyHow to Apply

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship provides annual awards to cover the cost of completing a master's degree or its equivalent. The awards are given for one year and, provided that the academic program is longer than one year, may be renewed for a second consecutive year or a portion thereof, subject to satisfactory academic performance in the first year and the availability of funds. There is an absolute two year maximum limit on JJ/WBGSP awards.

The scholarship provides benefits for the recipient only, covering:

  • economy class air travel between the home country and the host university at the start of the study program and one return journey following the end of the overall scholarship period. In addition to the ticket, scholars receive a US $500 travel allowance for each trip;
  • tuition and the cost of basic medical and accident insurance usually obtained through the university;
  • a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books.

The JJ/WBGSP scholarship does not cover:

  • expenses for the scholar's family
  • extra-curricular courses or training
  • language training
  • additional travel during the course of the study program
  • additional expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the host university; or
  • educational equipment such as computers

In addition:

  • The scholarship award is valid for the academic year immediately following the offer of award and cannot be deferred for any reason.
  • The amount of scholarship may vary depending upon the host country and the tuition charged by the host university.
  • The JJ/WBGSP scholarship only supplements, and does not duplicate, any other source of financial support/fellowship the scholar might have. Scholars must inform the JJ/WBGSP if they have other sources of scholarship funds. The JJ/WBGSP stipend may be withdrawn completely or partially if during the scholarship period the Program has evidence of additional sources of support.

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