*Sponsored By: JAPAN – IMF

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies in Economics. This is a scholarship awarded by the International Monetary Fund to high achieving Asian nationals currently pursuing or intending to pursue a PhD in Macroeconomics or a related subject at a leading North American university.

Background

In 1996 with financial support from the Government of Japan, the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies was created to train selected Asian nationals as applied economists to work at the IMF or in their national governments.

Award:

The scholarship covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study in macroeconomics or a related subject, including one round trip airfare, full university tuition and fees, medical insurance, books and living expenses. The scholarship has an internship component at the IMF.

Qualifications:

  1. A national of an IMF Asian member country.
  2. Able to complete their PhD program by the age of 33 so not older than 27 at the time of applying.
  3. Academic background in macroeconomics or a related subject.
  4. Interest in working at the International Monetary Fund or in government.
  5. A record of high academic achievement. Minimum GPA of 3.3; Minimum Average GRE Score of 600 in Quantitative and Analytical; 500 Verbal.

Procedure for Applying:
Students generally apply for the Japan-IMF Scholarship either the year before beginning their graduate studies in economics or in their first year of graduate school at a leading North American university. The following must be provided by each applicant:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A one-page personal statement of not more than 250 words explaining the applicant’s interest in working as an IMF economist and career goals, previous academic studies and future research subjects, and other information as to the applicant’s background
  3. A university transcript for the applicant’s prior studies and, if already a graduate student at the time of graduation, a current university transcript
  4. An original or a photocopy of the applicant’s GRE and TOEFL scores. (Applicants can use the code number 8401 for their TOEFL and GRE scores to be reported directly to IIE). Note: TOEFL is not required if applicant has an undergraduate or master’s degree from a university located in the United States or the United Kingdom
  5. A copy of one of the applicant’s applications to a leading North American university. Please do not send academic papers or materials other than those requested above. Applications and required documents must be mailed; those sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2007

More information and downloadable applications are available on-line at:
http://www.imf.org/external/np/ins/english/scholar.htm

Further questions can be directed to: japanimfscholarship@iie.org or scholarship@iief.or.id

Source: IIEF Website

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