The Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching. The World Bank administers the Program through the World Bank Institute (WBI).
1) Submit evidence of current unconditional admission (copy of formal admission letter) to at least one development-related university master's degree program and proof of application to another university located in any World Bank member country except the applicant's country. The application will not be processed without this requirement. Preference is given to applicants with more than one admission. 2) Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow (see website). 3) Be between the ages of 25 and 45. 4) Have at least 2, preferably 4 to 5, years of recent full-time professional work experience after a university degree in the applicant's home country or in another developing country and usually in the public sector. 5) Hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a development-related field and have a superior record in previous academic work. 6) Propose a program of study related to development at the master's level. 7) Be in good health and be of good character.