Applications for the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) are now accepted. The aim of this program is to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). All candidates must be able to earn PhD degree by 34 years of age.
The JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study. The JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study including:
- Full university tuition and fees;
- Medical insurance;
- Annual book allowance and monthly living allowance;
- Selected travel expenses; and
- Paid summer internship.
- To cover the remaining years of study, JISP scholars are expected to secure another source of funding, usually through Research or Teaching Assistantship at their university.
Level and Area of Studies
PhD program in the field of macroeconomics.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in any country outside Japan.
Eligibility and Criteria
- A Japanese citizen.
- Able to obtain a PPh.D.by age 34.
- Studying at, or applying to, a PhD program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Only universities with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics are eligible.
- Entering the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of the PhD program.
Only the citizens of Japan are welcome to apply.