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Japan&World Bank Scholarship for Developing Countries in Public Policy and Taxation at Yokohama National University Location: Yokohama - Japan DL: 30 September 2011



Japan&World Bank Scholarship for Developing Countries in Public Policy and Taxation at Yokohama National University Location: Yokohama - Japan DL: 30 September 2011 The World Bank annually awards five scholarships to the PPT program. The first level of screening of candidates will be done at Yokohama National University. The final decision regarding scholarship recipients will be made by the World Bank. The scholarship covers a monthly allowance of JPY170,000 (the amount is subject to change), and a round-trip air ticket to Japan plus a travel allowance of JPY60,000. The monthly stipend is intended to cover living, commuting and other incidental expenses during the student's study period. The next scholarship program runs from April 2012 to March 2014. This cannot be changed under any circumstances. In addition, the scholarship covers tuition, entrance examination and admission fees. Travel expenses for some program-sponsored field trips are also included.

JOINT JAPAN/WORLD BANK GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT POLICY FOR JJ/WBGSP SCHOLARS

The Grant Agreement between the World Bank and the Government of Japan states: "It is anticipated that scholars would return to their countries to apply their enhanced knowledge and skills towards helping accelerate the pace of economic and social development." To maintain high levels of home return, it has been an established agreement between the Government of Japan (the sole Program donor) and the World Bank that JJ/WBGSP scholars are not entitled to seek employment of any kind at the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for three years after they finish their academic program. The three-year employment restriction applies to World Bank and IMF headquarters and field offices. This restriction covers regular staff appointments, short term consulting contracts, and all other types of employment during the three-year period.