The Japan-IMF Scholarships Programme for Advanced Studies (JISP) invites Japanese nationals to apply for a scholarship which would allow them to obtain PhD degrees in macroeconomics at a university abroad. Selected candidates will have to attend a two-day orientation programme at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington.
Funded by the Government of Japan, the scholarship is administered by IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development assisted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and International Education Blueprint (IEB) in Japan.
The candidate will be required to have proficient knowledge of the English language.
In addition, the following criteria have to be met:
- Applicants must be a Japanese citizen;
- They must be able to finish their PhD studies by the age of 34;
- The successful applicant will be applying to a PhD programme in macroeconomics at a university outside Japan that has a strong doctoral programme;
- The applicant will be either in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of their PhD studies.
The benefits offered by the programme include:
- Full university tuition and fees as well as medical insurance;
- Annual book allowance and monthly living allowance will also be distributed;
- Travel expenses for certain destinations;
- A paid summer internship is also one of the features
- However, applicants will be asked to secure their last year of study through Research or as a teaching assistant at their university