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AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2019/2020(Fully-funded to study in Japan)

AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2019/2020(Fully-funded to study in Japan)

Due Date: August 31, 2019

Applications are open for the AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2019/2020 The Japan Africa Scholarship (JADS) Program is a joint effort by the AfDB and Japan that focuses on supplying two-year scholarship awards to extremely accomplishing African college student to allow them to go through post-graduate research studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in concern advancement locations on the continent and abroad (consisting of in Japan).

The overarching objective that the AfDB and the Federal government of Japan looks for to achieve is to boost abilities and personnels advancement in Africa in a variety of concern locations referring to science and innovation with an unique concentrate on the energy sector. JADS’s goals are lined up with the Bank’s High 5 program (i.e. Illuminate and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa and Enhance the lifestyle for individuals of Africa) and essential Japanese advancement support efforts to Africa and the 6 th Tokyo International Conference for African Advancement (TICAD VI) results.


The JADS Scholarship supplies the recipient with the following advantages:

  • Economy class flight in between your house nation and the host university at the start of the research study program and instantly following completion of the scholarship duration
  • Tuition for a graduate program and the expense of fundamental medical insurance coverage typically gotten through the university
  • A month-to-month subsistence allowance to cover living expenditures, consisting of books

For scholars taken part in research study, an unique grant might be readily available for research study and thesis preparation. In unique scenarios, computer system literacy, preparatory language and other comparable courses might be covered under the scholarship. Please keep in mind all JADS scholarships cover the period of the graduate program or more years, whichever is less.


  • Be a nationwide of a AfDB member nation;-LRB- *****************).
  • Remain in health;-LRB- *****************).
  • Hold a Bachelor (or comparable) degree in the energy location (or associated field) made a minimum of 1 years prior to the application deadline date;-LRB- *****************).
  • Have 1 years or more of current development-related experience after making a Bachelor (or comparable) degree;-LRB- *****************).
  • Be accepted unconditionally to register in the upcoming scholastic year in a minimum of among the JADS partner universities for a Master’s degree;-LRB- *****************).
  • Candidates living or operating in a nation besides his/her house nation are not qualified for scholarships;-LRB- *****************).
  • JADS does not support candidates who are currently registered in academic degree programs;-LRB- *****************).
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or personnel of all kinds of visits of the African Advancement Bank Group or a close relative of the abovementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” specified as: Mom, Dad, Sis, Half-sister, Sibling, Half-brother, Boy, Child, Auntie, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.


  • Candidate finishes JADS application
  • Candidate sends out files (application, university records and certificate, CV, expert recommendations and research study proposition), to the JADS Secretariat for very first screening through [email protected]
  • JADS Secretariat sends out shortlist of prospects to picked Japanese universities
  • Universities does 2nd screening and share picked trainees with JADS Secretariat
  • JADS Secretariat suggests recipients based upon its choice requirements to the Japanese Executive Director for approval
  • AfDB contacts picked recipients, and notifies partner universities.

For more details, see AfDB JADS Program