Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program
Terms and Conditions
- Tuition fee coverage for the duration of the scholarship.
- An allowance (valued at A$15,300 per annum) which covers accommodation, food and other incidental living expenses.
- Student medical and health insurance.
- Book and establishment allowance of A$1,585 per year. Paid as the establishment allowance in the first year. From the second year, the book allowance can be claimed after books are purchased, to a maximum of A$1,585.
- Economy class air travel for the most direct route to and from the University and the scholar's home country (a copy of your air ticket should be provided to the Melbourne Scholarships Office for reimbursement after enrolment). Please note that this allowance only covers air travel costs associated with your initial travel to the University to commence your course, and your return trip home after the completion of your course.
- Miscellaneous expenses related to travel such as: visa fees, expenses related to obtaining a visa and passport, airport taxes, luggage allowance, etc. Excess luggage expenses for quantities up to 20 kgs may be financed during return travel to the home country. Original receipts must be submitted to the Melbourne Scholarships Office for reimbursement after enrolment.
- Thesis/research allowance (valued at up to US$1000) to cover research expenses and thesis preparation for those scholars engaged in research. This might include photocopying, stationery supplies, typing and consumable computer expenses, postage, communications, binding charges, local travel costs and accommodation expenses for out-of-town trips. It does not cover the purchase of a computer.
- In appropriate cases and at the discretion of the University of Melbourne, the scholarship may also cover expenses for preparatory/bridging courses to improve language proficiency, computer literacy and other important study skills.
- expenses incurred by the scholar's dependents.
- expenses for activities not directly related to the pursuit of the degree, such as attendance at a conference.
Exchange programs that allow the scholar to study for a period at an institution other than the University of Melbourne may be approved on a case-by-case basis providing:
- the duration of the program does not exceed six months
- the scholar has established an excellent academic record
- the study is credited towards the University of Melbourne degree
- the scholar commits in writing to promptly return to their home country upon completion of their exchange program and University of Melbourne course
The Asian Development Bank will review the requests for exchange on a case-by-case basis. There is no guarantee that the request will be approved.
- Expenses incurred by the scholar during the exchange program will not be covered by the scholarship except in special cases.
Deferment of awards may be granted for up to a maximum of one semester. The request must be forwarded to ADB for their consideration. Deferment for more than one semester is not allowed.
Scholarship recipients must:
- be enrolled in an eligible degree as a full-time student. ADB recipients must inform Melbourne Scholarships immediately regarding any changes to their enrolment status; and
- maintain a satisfactory level of academic performance. To assist the Asian Development Bank in assessing the academic performance of its scholars, the University will submit an academic progress report (including grades obtained) for each scholar to the Bank at the conclusion of each semester; and
- complete an ADB Alumni Form at the conclusion of their studies.
- The scholarship is initially offered for one year. An appropriate extension for the second year of study is normally approved if the scholar is enrolled in a course whose duration exceeds 12 months, subject to maintaining satisfactory academic progress. The maximum duration of the scholarship is two years.
ADB students should only complete subjects required for the completion of their course.
All requests for leave should be forwarded in writing to Melbourne Scholarships. The request must include a written statement of support from the scholar's supervisor and Head of Department, and a written statement from the scholar outlining the reasons for the requested leave. MS will forward a recommendation to ADB who will review requests on a case-by-case basis. There is no guarantee that the leave will be approved.
By accepting an ADB Scholarship, scholars:
- consent to return to work in their home country for at least 2 years after completion of their studies and acknowledge they will not be able to work at ADB for 2 years after completion of their course.
- cooperate with the Bank and/or the designated institution for Tracer studies that may be conducted. Tracer information provided to the designated institution will be released to the Bank.
- Scholarship benefits may cease temporarily, or permanently, if the scholar is not making satisfactory progress.
- The scholarship will be terminated if the scholar ceases to be a full-time student.
If you have any questions after reading the terms and conditions, please contact Melbourne Scholarships.