Public Finance Program (How to Apply)
a) Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
b) Japan - World Customs Organization (Japan - WCO) Human Resource Development Programme
Although limited in numbers, the program may also admit students who obtain their own funding (other than the WCO or JJ/WBGSP scholarships), including any scholarships provided by the student's home country.
Irrespective of the funding source, eligibility for admission to the Public Finance Program consists of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized, accredited university of the highest standard, as well as certifiable good health (Following enrollment, you will be required to take an annual medical examination that is administered by GRIPS).
Any false information found in the application documents may be the basis for denial of admission, or, if admitted, dismissal from GRIPS.
If poor academic performance or suspension guarantees that the student will be unable to complete the course within the standard term, the provision of the scholarship may be terminated even during the school year.
Online Application. Click here to learn more about application procedures.
February 23, 2012
Note: Please make sure to obtain ID and Password for online application by submitting the Entry Form no later than February 16, 2012.
a) For JJ/WBGSP scholarships:
Government officials of World Bank borrowing countries with quality work experience of at least three years in the field of tax policy and administration in their home countries who exhibit promise for continuation of their career in tax policy and administration.
Applicants are not eligible if they:
- Are currently pursuing a master's or Ph.D. program in industrialized countries
- Had one or more years of training/study and/or residency in an industrialized country
- Are permanent residents or nationals of industrialized countries
- Are executive directors, their alternates, or staff of the World Bank Group, including consultants, and their close relatives
b) For Japan-WCO scholarships:
Customs officials of developing members of the WCO with quality work experience of at least two years in the field of customs policy and administration in their home countries who show promise in continuing their career in customs policy and administration upon returning to their home countries.
a) For JJ/WBGSP scholarships: between the ages of 25 and 45, preferably below 40 years as of April 1, 2012
b) For Japan-WCO scholarships: preferably below 35 years of age as of April 1, 2012
TOEFL score: iBT 79 (PBT 550)
IELTS score: 6.0
1. TOEFL or IELTS original score report
*Test scores are valid for two years from the test date. (GRIPS TOEFL institution code is. 9040, a photocopy is not acceptable.)
2. Official documents that certify applicant’s undergraduate/graduate education was conducted in English.
*An official document issued by the educational institute you attended is required.
a) For JJ/WBGSP scholarships: World Bank borrowing countries
b) For Japan-WCO scholarships: The Secretary General of the WCO invites nominations every year from a select number of WCO Member customs administrations. Candidates must be chosen and nominated by the customs administrations in their home country to apply for the WCO scholarship. For the list of eligible countries in AY2012, please click here .
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