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With financial support from the Japanese government, IIE in partnership with the IMF Institute administers the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP). The goal of the program is to train Japanese nationals as applied economists to work either at the IMF or in their home administrations. Students in the program are expected to study macroeconomics or a related subject through the Ph.D. level at a leading university outside of Japan. Annually, up to seven scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement.

Program Website in Japanese

International Monetary Fund-JISP

Why Apply?

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study including full university tuition, medical insurance, selected travel expenses, annual book allowance and a monthly stipend.

Besides financial support, scholars will have the opportunity:

  • to attend a 2-day (expenses-paid) orientation program at the IMF in Washington D.C. where they will meet other scholars selected for the program and engage with IMF staff members and program alumni.
  • to participate in a 10-13 week fully-paid summer internship at the IMF (after the third or fourth year of graduate study).
  • to receive special consideration for the IMF's Economist Program (EP).

Program information in Japanese

Program information in English

Who Should Apply?

Japanese citizens who are:

  • Ph.D. candidates studying at, or applying to a doctoral program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan, and
  • have the ability to obtain a Ph.D. by age 34.

The application deadline is January 15, 2015.

How to Apply?

If you are studying at, or applying to, a Ph.D. program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan.

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