東京大学大学院新領域創成科学研究科国際交流室

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Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program

** Application forms for 2022 Fall Entrants will be available in June 2021.

1. What is the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)

ADB-JSP, financed by the Government of Japan and organized by the Asian Development Bank, aims to provide an opportunity citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies. The Division of Environmental Studies which is consisted of six departments, and the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) have been designated by ADB to receive allocation with the ADB-JSP scholarship since 2000. The following departments are accepting ADB-JSP students.

1) Department of Natural Environmental Studies

2) Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment

3) Department of Environment Systems

4) Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies

5) Department of Socio-cultural Environmental Studies

You will be conferred a Master of Environmental Studies if you finish a master course at any of above mentioned departments.

6) Department of International Studies

You will be conferred a Master of International Studies if you finish a master course at the Department of International Studies.

7) Graduate Program in Sustainability Science

You will be conferred a Master of Sustainability Science if you finish a master course at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science

2. Eligibility

2-1 Designated eligibility by ADB-JSP
If you are interested in ADB-JSP, please check your eligibility first at the ADB-JSP website.

2-2 Designated eligibility by GSFS
Applicants for a master course must hold a bachelor degree from an accredited educational institution comparable to a bachelor degree offered at the University of Tokyo.
Note that ADB-JSP provides their scholarships only for students pursuing a master degree.

3. Application procedures

3-1 For applicants to 1) to 6) departments
Step 1: Search for a supervisor
Step 2: Send a complete set of application materials described below (December)
Step 3: University verifies qualifications of applicants (December to February)
Step 4: Only successful candidates may apply for an ADB scholarship through GSFS (March)
Step 5: Enroll in September and start their degree course in English.

3-2 For applicants to 7) program
See GPSS-GLI website.

4. Application materials

4-1 For applicants to 1) to 6) departments
Every June, the application forms are to be updated for the September enrollment of the following year.
A) Application form
B) Official academic transcript or attested photocopy from the institute you previously attended
C) Official certificate of graduation or attested photocopy from the institute you previously attended
D) Two confidential letters of recommendation

Please prepare all the documents in English.

Where to send:

International Liaison Office
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences,
the University of Tokyo

Room 120, Building of Environmental Studies
5-1-5 Kashiwa no ha, Kashiwa
Chiba 277-8563
Japan
Phone: +81 4 7136 4558
E-mail: ilo [at] edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp (replace [at] with ‘@’)

Submission due:

Application must arrive at the International Liaison Office no later than December 10 of the preceding year to which applicants wish to enroll.

※The postal service of 2020 has been badly affected by the spread of the Covid-19 infections. With this in consideration, the method for receiving the application forms for this year has been changed as follows.

1) Submit the completed application form by email. The title of the email should be “ADB Application_Name (applicant’s name)”.

2) Letters of recommendations can be send directly from the recommenders by emails. The title of the email should be “ADB Recommendation Letter_Name (applicant’s name)”. The letters of recommendations sent directly from the recommenders will be treated as the original documents, so there will be no need to send them by postal mail.

3) The original hard copy of the application form must be submitted.  Please check and notify the International Liaison Office of the expected arrival date when you sent the document. If the original copy does not reach the Graduate School of Frontier Science by February 1st, 2021(Monday), the application will be deemed invalid and will not be assessed.

4-2 For applicants to 7) program
See GPSS-GLI website

5. FAQs

Q1:
I am over 35 years old. Has your institution been designated by ADB to accept seniors who are over 35 years old?
A1:
No. GSFS is not allowed to recommend any candidates who are over 35 years old to ADB.
Q2:
I would like to enroll in a doctoral course. May I apply for ADB-JSP?
A2:
No. ADB-JSP has decided not to provide their scholarships to doctoral course students. If you would like to purse a Ph. D. degree, we recommend you apply a MEXT scholarship of Embassy Recommendation. The first contact is the Japanese Embassy in your country.
Q3:
Does the ADB-JSP also cover my dependents?
A3:
No. The ADB-JSP scholarship covers the scholar only.
Q4:
Should I contact ADB-JSP directly and send a set of application forms?
A4:
No. ADB-JSP accepts applications from the designated institutions only.
Q5:
I worked as a research assistant and get paid by my professor while studying my undergraduate course. Can I include it as an “Professional experience” required by ADB-JSP?
A5:
No. Professional experience must be what you did after you graduated from the undergraduate program. And the work you did must be related from the field you studied in your undergraduate program.
Q6:
What are the lectures that are taught in English?
A6:
Lectures that GSFS offer in English can be referred to at the following link.
https://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/renewal-e/sidebar/kougi-e.html
Departments sometimes allow you to take courses outside your department program that may be applied as a part of the required units to satisfy the graduation requirements of your program. Please refer to “COURSE REGISTRATION AND OTHER PROCEDURES” on the above link.
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