When to apply
Mid-January to mid-April
International Graduate Program (C)
JPY 147,000/month + annual book/thesis allowances
Within 2 years
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides scholarships for master's students for one year, which may possibly be extended to the second year of study if appropriate, on the condition that the student maintains a satisfactory level of performance as determined by Tokyo Tech. The maximum duration of the scholarship award is two years.
Messages from students who have completed the program.
Please check eligibility requirements for this scholarship on the ADB website. Two important conditions are that candidates must be nationals of ADB borrowing member countries (please check the ADB website), and that candidates need to have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience (after obtaining a university degree) at the time of application. Please note that volunteering or working as an intern are not considered full-time, professional work experience.
Please also check criteria for the selection of ADB-JSP scholarship recipients on the ADB website.
Please note that preference is given to applicants in more financial need (family and individual income of less than USD 50,000 and USD 25,000 per year, respectively).
For one year with a possible extension to the second year of study
Stipend: JPY 147,000/month
Annual allowances: a book allowance of JPY 100,000, a thesis allowance of JPY 50,000, and medical insurance
Education fees: application, enrollment and tution fees will be provided by ADB.
Travel expenses: Airfare to/from Japan will be provided by ADB.
Applicants must submit the required documents to the Admissions Division during the designated application period. Documents sent to the ADB-JSP coordinator or to the inquiry e-mail at the end of this document WILL NOT be reviewed.
The most important step is to check eligibility requirements for this scholarship. This can be found on the ADB website.
As with general admittance to Tokyo Tech, applicants for ADB-JSP must also first find an academic supervisor. Applicants need to directly contact their intended academic supervisor via email, provide a self-introductory statement and a letter of intent for their period of study at Tokyo Tech, and obtain said supervisor’s consent to serve in this capacity. Applications will not be accepted without the consent of a Tokyo Tech faculty member.
For further information on our faculty members, such as email addresses and other contact information, please refer to the Tokyo Tech Star Search (Researchers’ Database). Some academic supervisors may require the submission of additional documents before the stated application deadline.
Those eligible for the scholarship and who have obtained the consent of an academic supervisor can apply for the International Graduate Program (C).
ADB-JSP application documents are available on the ADB website.
Applicants are required to check the “scholarship column” on the IGP(C) application form (Check List on the attached form), and prepare the ADB-JSP Information Sheet, Income Certificate, and a one-page research proposal in addition to the required IGP(C) application documents.
All completed application documents for both IGP(C) and ADB-JSP must reach the Admissions Division no later than the deadline. More details on how to submit the documents are given in the IGP (C) Application Guide.
Original documents written in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation certified by a public institution. Submission of income certificates is required of applicants who are working at the time of application as well as applicants living with a family member who is working.
Upon announcement of selection results, successful applicants (only) will be asked to submit original documents of income certificates for family members and themselves. Therefore, all applicants are asked to keep their income certificate(s) until then.
When arranging the necessary documents (i.e., employment and income certificates), the points below should be followed.
Certificates of employment issued by a company or an organization should adhere to the following guidelines:
The income certificate of an applicant or family member should show the monthly or annual amount. Please note that computer-generated proof of income without an authorized signatory is not acceptable.
If the income amount is expressed in local currency, fill out and submit the income conversion form designated by ADB, available here.
Applicants who are single must submit their parents’ certified annual or monthly income in addition to the applicant’s own certificate.
Applicants who are married must submit their spouse’s certified annual or monthly income in addition to the applicant’s own certificate.
Admission will be decided based on the application, academic transcripts, related documents, and interviews (including online interviews). All applicants will be notified of admission results in mid-July.
Selection results of the scholarship need to be approved by the ADB after notification of admission results. Thus, notification of the scholarship award could be delayed. Applicants should keep in mind that, regardless of the department, their proposed research field and goals should be consistent with the mission and goals of the program (i.e., contribute to its development).