Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program
Terms and Conditions


These terms and conditions apply to the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship. This scholarship is provided by the Asian Development Bank and administered by the University of Melbourne.

See: Japan Scholarship Program Fund


  1. Tuition fee offset to cover the tuition fees for the duration of your course.
  2. A stipend (living allowance) of $15,300 per year for the standard full-time duration of your course
  3. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single membership for the duration of your student visa granted to undertake the approved course of study
  4. Allowance for books and instructional materials of $1,600 per year. The allowance will be paid as a lump sum establishment allowance in the first year and as a reimbursement of cost incurred upon provision of receipts for subsequent year.
  5. Travel allowance for economy class air fare for the most direct route between your home country to Melbourne for your initial travel to Melbourne and your return travel to your home country upon completion of your scholarship. The allowance will be paid as a reimbursement of cost incurred upon provision of receipts.
  6. Allowance of up to $1,200 per year for miscellaneous expenses related to travel such as visa and passport fees, airport taxes, excess luggage charges for up to 20 kg when returning to your home country. The allowance will be paid as a reimbursement of cost incurred upon provision of receipts.
  7. Research and thesis allowance of up to $1,000 toward research expenses if you are enrolled in a research subject as part of your approved course of study. This might include cost of consumables, such as printing, photocopying, and stationery, and travel and accommodation cost of undertaking field work in Australian but outside Melbourne. The allowance will be paid as a reimbursement of cost incurred upon provision of receipts.

Terms and conditions

The following condition apply:

  1. You must commence the course of study for which the scholarship was awarded. Commencement of the scholarship can be deferred with one semester. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another course of study.
  2. You must maintain full-time enrolled (i.e. 0.5 EFTSL or 50 credit points per half year study period) in the course for which the scholarship was awarded.
  3. If you intend to make variations to your study load, apply for advanced standing or undertake an overseas Study Abroad or Exchange program, you must ask Scholarships & Bursaries to seek prior approval from the Asian Development Bank.
  4. The scholarship will be suspended if you are granted leave of absence from your course of study for compassionate or compelling circumstances that are beyond your control. If the leave of absence exceeds 12 months, the scholarship may be terminated.
  5. The scholarship will be terminated if you withdraw from your course or fail to achieve satisfactory academic progress, your enrolment is suspended or withdrawn by the University as a result of academic and/or general misconduct, or you have breached the conditions of your student visa.
  6. Upon completion of the scholarship, you must return to and work in your home country for at least 2 years. You cannot be employed by the Asian Development Bank for two years after having completed your scholarship.
  7. You give permission for the University to provide relevant details about your course, enrolment and academic results to the Asian Development Bank, and agree to provide a scholarship report or complete survey upon request from the Asian Development Bank.
  8. If you have provided false or misleading information or do not adhere to the terms and conditions of your scholarship, and as a result you were awarded or continued to receive the scholarship, the scholarship may cease and you may be required to repay any scholarship benefits to which you are not entitled to within 14 days of being requested to do so by the University.

Complaints and grievances

Students may submit a complaint or grievance in relation to the application of this procedure in accordance with the Student Complaints and Grievances Policy.


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