Are you looking for a new opportunity?
Apply for Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program.
The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity-building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan.
The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline. The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.
The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance. The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- Economy class air travel between your home country and the host university at the start of the study program and immediately following the end of the scholarship period.
- Tuition for a graduate program and the cost of basic medical insurance are usually obtained through the university.
- A monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses, including books.
- For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for research and thesis preparation. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language, and other similar courses may be available under the scholarship. Please note all JADS scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Master’s degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars have to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.
Precisely, nationals of African countries must have the additional requirements
- Be a national of an AfDB member country.
- Be in good health.
- Bachelor (or equivalent) degree in the energy area (or related field) earned at least 1 year prior to the application deadline date.
- Have 1 year or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree.
- Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JADS partner universities for a Master’s degree.
- Applicants living or working in a country other than his or her home country are not eligible for scholarships.
- JADS does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
Deadline 31 August 2021