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

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

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Applications are open for the AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Programme 2019/2020. The Japan Africa Scholarship (JADS) Programme is a joint initiative by the AfDB and Japan that aims at 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 priority development areas on the continent and abroad (including in Japan).

The overarching goal that the AfDB and the Government of Japan seeks to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in a number of priority areas pertaining to science and technology with a special focus on the energy sector. JADS’s objectives are aligned with the Bank’s High 5 agenda (i.e. Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives to Africa and the 6th Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI) outcomes.

Scholarship

The JADS Scholarship 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 programme and the cost of basic medical insurance 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 covered under the scholarship. Please note all JADS scholarships cover the duration of the graduate program or two years, whichever is less.

Eligibility

  • Be a national of a AfDB member country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree in the energy area (or related field) earned at least 1 years prior to the application deadline date;
  • Have 1 years 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;
  • Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the African Development Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.

Application

  • Applicant completes JADS application form
  • Applicant sends documents (application form, university transcripts and certificate, CV, professional references and research proposal), to the JADS Secretariat for first screening through [email protected]
  • JADS Secretariat sends shortlist of candidates to selected Japanese universities
  • Universities does second screening and share selected students with JADS Secretariat
  • JADS Secretariat recommends awardees based on its selection criteria to the Japanese Executive Director for approval
  • AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs partner universities.

For more information, visit AfDB JADS Programme.

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