JAD Fully Funded Scholarship Program for Young Africans in Japan, 2018


The Japan Africa Dreams Fully Funded Scholarship Program for Young Africans in Japan, 2018; is now available for all new African students to pursue two years master degree programme. This is a fully funded scholarship available to study in Japan.

The overarching goal that the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek 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.

The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.

Scholarship Type

Offers are available to study two-year master degree programme.

Field of study:

Scholarships are in the field of development areas on the continent and abroad (including in Japan).

Scholarship Benefits:

  • The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, and round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

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 program and the cost of basic medical insurance usually 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.

  • VISA application(s) costs
  • Expenses to bring and/or support scholar’s family members;
  • Extra-curricular courses or training;
  • Language training not provided by the graduate program;
  • Additional travel during the course of the study program;
  • Expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, or internships; or
  • Educational equipment such as computers.

To be taken in(Country):


Scholarship Number :

Not Specified

Eligible Nationality:

African students are eligible to apply:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • The program is open to those who have admission to an approve Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university.
  • Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record.
  • Have 1 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
  • Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.
  • Be a national of an AfDB member country;
  • 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 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 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.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level by the University.

Application Deadline:

Varying by institutions

Application Procedure: 

Applicants must, in parallel, apply for admissions to one or more of the partner universities and apply for a JADS scholarship through an open call within the 2nd quarter of a calendar year.

The scholarship application must be complete through the university of choice and include two professional references. Applicants

  1. requests for application information from any African partner university.
  2. receives application forms from their prefer Japanese partner institution.
  3. completes require documents for application including JADS information sheet.
  4. sends documents to the selected Japanese partner university.
  5. University sends shortlist of candidates to AfDB.
  6. AfDB review submission from universities.
  7. recommends awardees to the Japanese Executive Director for approval
  8. contacts successful awardees and inform partner universities.
  9. organizes a seminar of all scholars at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

You can begin the application by clicking on Scholarship Link

To access other opportunities, click Africa Scholarships

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