Japan-IMF Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 31

Awarded By

Institute of International Education

Award Amount

This award covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study, including one round-trip airfare, full university tuition and fees, medical insurance and related fees, a book allowance, and a monthly living allowance.


Up to seven awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Students must not accept other scholarships or earn other income while receiving support from the JISP. Those selected for the scholarship program will attend a short orientation at the IMF in Washington, D.C., where they will be introduced to the fund, its work, and its staff, including recent Ph.D. graduates. At the conclusion of their third or fourth year of graduate study, Japan-IMF Scholars return to Washington for a summer internship at the IMF, which lasts about 10 to 13 weeks. During this time, they work under the supervision of an experienced economist to carry out a research project and prepare a paper. Their paper may be presented to staff in the department at the end of their assignment, and papers of high standard may be published internally. The internship program is intended to make clear the exceptional opportunities, challenges, and rewards of a career at the IMF.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: a statement of 500 words ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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