World Bank Young Professionals Program 2018


  • Eligibility: Ph.D or Post graduation degree and at least 3 years of work experience
  • Benefits: Salary, health, life, accident programs, pension plan, financial support, etc.

Here are some common questions about scholarship

Here are some common questions about scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the eligibility criteria?

A. The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program:

  • Member of a World Bank Group
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1985
  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
  • Good communication in English
  • Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish is desired but not required
  • Specialisation in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others
  • Professional experience of at least 3 years related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level

Q. What is the application process?

A. Application procedure to apply online:

Step 1: To Register yourself APPLY HERE.

Step 2: Complete all the necessary details and submit with all the required documents. 

Step 3: Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.

Q. How many candidates will get the scholarship?

A. Every year, around 40 applicants are accepted into the program.

Q. What is the process of selection?

A. Candidates will be selected on the basis of the interview.

Q. What are the important dates?

A. Announcement date or month: 14 June 2017

    Application starting date: 14 June 2017

    Application deadline: 28 July 2017

Q. What is the objective?

A. The aim of the Program is to identify candidates with technical depth and professional breadth.

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