Asian Development Bank Scholarship

This scholarship is for highly motivated and qualified individuals from developing countries. Through ADB, all talented students take part in community development activities and making a lasting impact. Till now 3500 scholarships have been awarded to students from more than 37 member countries.

The ADB scholarship program is a fully-funded scholarship program for international students. This post-graduate scholarship 2021 will cover travel expenses, tuition fees, medical insurance, monthly stipend, and textbook allowances. 

This Asian Development Bank Scholarship 2021 is considered one of the best scholarships in the world.  Applicants can apply to the top universities of Hongkong, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, USA. 

Asian Development Bank Scholarship 2021-22 Details:

Host Countries:

  • Hongkong
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • USA

Course Level:

  • Master’s Degree Program

Major Fields of Study:

Hong Kong – China

  • Master of Science in:
    • Urban Planning
    • Urban Design


  1. Master of Technology in Science and Technology

New Zealand

  1. Master in International Business
  2. Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  3. Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  4. Master programs in Engineering
  5. Master of Public Health


  1. Master in Business Administration


  1. Master in Business Administration
  2. Master in Development Management
  3. Master of Agriculture
  4. Master of Science


  1. Master in Business Administration
  2. Master in Public Policy
  3. Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics)
  4. Master of Science in Environmental Management


  1. Master of Sciences or Engineering in School of Engineering and Technology
  2. School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD)
  3. Interdisciplinary Courses among Schools
  4. School of Management (SOM)
  5. Master in Engineering
  6. Master in Economics

The United States of America

  1. Business Administration
  2. Economics
  3. Geography
  4. Business Administration (Global MBA-Japan Track)
  5. Natural Resources & Environmental Management
  6. Ocean and Resources Engineering
  7. Oceanography
  8. Pacific Island Studies
  9. Public Administration
  10. Sociology
  11. Tropical Plant & Soil Science
  12. Urban and Regional Planning
  13. Master of Law


  1. Asian Public Policy Program
  2. Master of Arts in International Relations
  3. Master of Arts in International Development
  4. Master of Arts in Economics
  5. Master of Arts in Public Management
  6. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  7. Master of E-Business Management
  8. Master of Science in Engineering
  9. Master of Arts in Economics
  10. Master of Systems Engineering
  11. Master of Systems Design and Management
  12. Master of Economics
  13. Master of International Studies
  14. Master of Laws
  15. Master of Political Science
  16. International Project Management Course (M.B.A)
  17. Master’s Program in International Environmental Management Program
  18. Special Course in Agricultural Sciences – For the Global Future of Life, Food and the Environment 
  19. International Course in Management of Civil Infrastructure and Earth Resources Engineering
  20. International Course in Urban and Regional Development in the Department of Urban Management
  21. Bioresources Sciences
  22. Agro-Environmental Sciences
  23. Agricultural and Resource Economics
  24. Bioscience and Biotechnology
  25. Global Governance and Corporations
  26. Economic and Business Law in Asia
  27. Innovation and the Law
  28. Fundamental Perspectives on Economic and Business Law
  29. Master of Science in Asia Pacific Studies
  30. Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy
  31. Mathematics
  32. Physics
  33. Chemistry
  34. Earth and Planetary Sciences
  35. Mechanical Engineering
  36. Systems and Control Engineering
  37. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  38. Information and Communications Engineering
  39. Industrial Engineering and Economics
  40. Materials Science and Engineering
  41. Chemical Science and Engineering
  42. Mathematical and Computing Science
  43. Computer Science
  44. Life Science and Technology
  45. Architecture and Building Engineering
  46. Civil and Environmental Engineering
  47. Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
  48. Social and Human Sciences

Benefits of Asian Development Bank Scholarship 2021-22:

  • Travel expenses will be covered
  • The tuition fee will be waived
  • Medical insurance will be provided.
  • A monthly stipend would be provided.
  • The textbook allowance will be covered.

Eligible Countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Fiji
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam

Eligibility Criteria of Asian Development Bank Scholarship 2021-22:

  • Students from the above-mentioned countries are eligible to apply.
  • There are 25 universities listed on the official website where applicants can apply for master’s degree courses.
  • A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • A candidate must have full-time work experience of two years after acquiring a bachelor’s degree.
  • A candidate should not be more than 35 years of age.
  • A candidate should be in good health.
  • A candidate should be willing to return to the home country after degree completion.
  • A candidate working or living other than their home country, or enrolled in a master’s degree program is not eligible to apply.

How to Apply for Asian Development Bank Scholarship 2021-22?

  • All interested candidates are directed to apply to the eligible university.
  • While or after applying to the degree program, a candidate can apply for an ADB scholarship via the official website.

A candidate has to submit the following documents along with the application;

  • Annual latest Income tax certificate.
  • Academic records (Must be sent to the university)

Only those applicants would be considered who applied to the university in the master’s degree program.

Application Deadline:

  • A candidate has to apply for the ADB scholarship 6 months before commencing the degree program at the university.
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