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The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Japan Scholarship Programme was established in 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.

It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries* to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.


Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's member countries to pursue Master of Urban Design or Master of Science in Urban Planning programme at The University of Hong Kong.

Upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to return to their home countries and contribute to the economic and social development back home.

The following are the key eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of ADB's borrowing member countries;
  • Holders of a Bachelor's degree;
  • With at least two years of full-time professional working experience;
  • Not more than 35 years old; and
  • Family income should be not more than US$50,000 per year and individual income should not be more than US$25,000 per year

Multiple scholarships are available for award each year.

Apply for scholarship

Applicants should indicate to the academic institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB–JSP Scholarship. The completed institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB–JSP application sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation. Failure to do so may result in an application not being processed or to an award being terminated if documentation or information provided is later determined to be false. Applicants are required to submit their latest Income tax return or certification of their annual salary/monthly salary, whichever is available. They should also submit a certification of family income (parent's income).

Important to note

No separate application to ADB is necessary.

The duly accomplished applications form together with all copies of academic records should be sent to the institution at least six (6) months before the commencement of the intake that you wish to join.

Only candidates who have been offered admission and endorsed by the academic institutions will be considered for the scholarships by the ADB.

The ADB-JSP does not cover expenses for the scholar's family; extra-curricular courses or training; additional travel during the course of the study program; additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the academic institution or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.

Completion of the application form or admission by the academic institution does not mean that you have been accepted for a scholarship; accordingly you should not take any action with respect to your current employment or otherwise, until you have been informed by the institution that you have been awarded a scholarship.


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Date Posted:Dec 11, 2019 Closing Date: Jan 30, 2020


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