The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies is a two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics,finance, public finance, monetary economics, international economics, international trade, poverty Issues, political economy, or econometrics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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).