Japan Africa Dream Scholarships

Japan Africa Dream Scholarships

Japan Africa Dream Scholarships

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated 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 overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering.

The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa.

Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development. 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 disciplines.

The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program. Japan Africa Dream Scholarships - Requirements

Broadly speaking, nationals of African countries must:

  • 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.

    *Please note: All eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. Japan Africa Dream Scholarships - Benefits:

  • The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.
  • Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

    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 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.

    The JADS Scholarship does not cover:

  • 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.

    Note: The JADS Scholarship may only supplement, and does not duplicate, any other source of financial support/fellowship you might have.

    If selected as a finalist or if you are awarded a scholarship, you must inform the JADS if you have other sources of scholarship funds.

    The JADS stipend may be withdrawn completely or partially if during the scholarship period the program has evidence of additional sources of support.

    Japan Africa Dream Scholarships - Application Procedure:

  • Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university.
  • Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  • University evaluates and selects applicants.
  • University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  • AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  • AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

    Apply by 31st August.

    For more information and application details, see; Japan Africa Dream Scholarships

  • List of All Current Scholarships for International Students - Updated Daily - Apply Today! Click Here!

  • Funding Grants for NGOs

    Scholarships for Study in Africa » Scholarships for African Students » Undergraduate Scholarships » African Women Scholarships & Grants » Developing Countries Scholarships » Engineering Scholarships » Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Developing Countries » Fellowship Programs » Funding Grants for NGOs » Government Scholarships » LLM Scholarships » MBA Scholarships » PhD and Masters by Research Scholarships » Public Health Scholarships - MPH Scholarships » Refugees Scholarships » Research Grants » Scholarships and Grants

    Scholarships in Australia » Scholarships in Austria » Scholarships in Belgium » Scholarships in Canada » Scholarships in Germany » Scholarships in Ireland » Scholarships in Italy » Scholarships in Japan » Scholarships in Korea » Scholarships in Netherlands » Scholarships in Switzerland » Scholarships in UK » Scholarships in USA

  • Funding Agencies for Grants - Search Funding Agencies for Grants? - NGO Funding Agencies - Fill Out a Simple Grant Form? - NGO Grant Funding Agencies

  • List of All Current Scholarships for International Students - Updated Daily - Apply Today! Click Here!

  • Volunteer in Kenya - Medical Volunteer Kenya - Volunteer in Orphanages in Kenya

    What is an Operating System? » Computer Shortcut Keys and their Functions » Keyboard Function Keys

    Short Stories for Kids - Moral Stories – English Short Stories for Children - Moral Stories for Kids - Stories for Kids - Funny Story for Kids - Scary Stories for Kids - Really Funny Short Stories - Bedtime Stories Proverb Stories Powerful Motivational Quotes for Students » Success Quotes » English Short Stories for Kids

    Cabin Crew Jobs & Career Advice » Secretary Job Description » Receptionist Job Description » Top 100 Interview Questions and Answers » How to Prepare for an Interview » How to Write a CV » How to Choose a Career » Computer Shortcut Keys and their Functions