Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship 2009

What is the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship?
The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Japan jointly fund the ADB-Japan Postgraduate Scholarship.
The programmes covered by this scholarship scheme are limited to the following:
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Commerce (International Business)
  • Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Master and Doctoral programmes in Engineering.

What does the ADB-Japan scholarship cover?

The ADB-Japan Scholarship provides for the scholar’s:

  1. Tuition fee at the University of Auckland.
  2. Airfare from his or her home country to Auckland, New Zealand.
  3. Basic cost of living in Auckland.
  4. Health and medical insurance in New Zealand.
  5. Airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar’s home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study.

Note: The ADB - Japan Postgraduate Scholarship does not cover the scholar’s dependants.

Who is eligible?

Citizens, preferably with work experience and relevant tertiary qualifications from the following countries are eligible to apply (as at 10-Jan-2005):

Pacific Islands Region:
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Timor Leste

Asia Region:
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China PR, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of Krygyz Rep Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taipei/China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.

Note: Applicants living, studying or working outside their home country are not eligible for this scholarship.

What are the minimum academic and English language requirements to study at The University of Auckland?

The minimum academic requirement for entry into The University of Auckland postgraduate study is the equivalent to a 3-year New Zealand university bachelor’s degree with a B average. The minimum English language requirement for entry into postgraduate study at The University of Auckland is IELTS (International English Language Testing System Certificate) with an overall score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0 or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper-based 575 with a TWE of 4.5 or computer-based 233 with a TWE of 4.5.

How do I obtain an ADB - Japan Scholarship application form?

1. Send a request for a hardcopy of the ADB - Japan Scholarship application form by mail to:

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand

2. Download a copy of the application form here:


Auckland International Student Information Centre
Phone: +64 9 3737599 ext 89526
Fax: +64 9 373 7405

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019

How do I apply?

Step 1

Apply online at nDeva for admission as an international student.

Visit nDeva

Step 2

Wait for up to four weeks for your University of Auckland admission application to be processed. If you are successful with postgraduate admission entry and receive an official Firm Offer into The University of Auckland, you may proceed to step 3. If you are unsuccessful you may not proceed to step 3.

Step 3

Complete the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship application form and send in with all required documents to:

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand

Step 4

Applicants will be notified on receipt of a completed ADB-JS application. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of October 2008

Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship
The University of Auckland
Auckland International
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New Zealand

Closing date

The closing date for this scholarship is 1 June 2009.

More information

For more information on The Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship program contact The Asian Development Bank:

Asian Development Bank
PO Box 789
0980 Manila
The Philippines


Visit the ADB Headquarters:

6 ADB Avenue
Mandaluyong City 1550
The Philippines
Pone: +63 2 632 4444
Fax: +63 2 636 2444