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Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) is a two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The scholarship is funded by the government of Japan and administered by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) with assistance from the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Up to seven scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement. All JISP scholars are required to apply to the IMF’s Economist Program (EP) upon completion of their doctoral studies and to accept an EP position if offered. Scholars who do not comply with this condition will be asked to repay the scholarship cost.


late January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Apply before entering the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of a PhD program

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:

Additional Qualifications:
Japanese citizen; Able to obtain a Ph.D. by age 34;

Last Updated:
June 13, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17