The Japan African Dream Scholarship (JADS) is a capacity building project by the African Development Bank and Japan with an aim of providing scholarship support to highly talented African students to undergo a graduate training in Japan universities for sustainable development in Africa. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university - industry partnership between Japan and Africa.

Scholarship Benefits 

The scholarship program provides:

  • Tuition fees
  • A monthly stipend for living expenses
  • A round-trip airfare
  • Health insurance cover
  • Travel allowances

Eligibility Criteria

The program is open to individuals with the following qualifications:
  • Be a national of a member country of African Development Bank
  • Be in good health
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Energy or related field
  • Be accepted unconditional to enroll in the coming academic year in at least one of the JADS partners 
  • Applicants living in a foreign country are not eligible to apply
  • JADS does not support applicants who are already enrolled in a graduate program 
  • Not be a staff and not having a relative with any appointment at the African Development Bank

Application Procedure

The application procedure for the JADS program is as follows:
  • Applicants complete the JAD application form available at the African Development Bank webpage.
  • Applicants send their documents ( Application form, University certificate and transcripts, CVs , research proposals to the JADS secretariat for first screening through: JADS@AFDB.ORG
  • JADS secretariat sends a shortlist of the candidates to the Selected Japanese universities
  • Universities does a second screening and again share the selected students with the JADS secretariat
  • JADS secretariat recommends awardees based on its selection criteria
  • African Development Bank (AfDB) contact the selected awardees and inform the universities.

For more information visit the scholarship webpage

Good luck!!!


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