Japan Africa Dream Scholarship Program AfDB

By | June 2, 2021

Japan Africa Dream Scholarship Program AfDB 2024/2025

Japan-Africa Dream Scholarship Program AfDB 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.

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 in their countries.


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Degree Level:

Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program AfDB 2024–2025 is available to undertake Masters level programs at the University of Cape Town, the University of Pretoria, the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, the Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology, the University of Ghana, the University of Ibadan, the University of Ouagadougou, the University of Tokyo, Sophia University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Hiroshima University, Kogakuin University, and Kyushu University.

Available Subjects:

The following subjects are available to study under this scholarship program:

  • Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Engineering

Scholarship Benefits:

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


Eligible Nationalities:

African countries (AfDB member countries)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved 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. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.
  • Details on eligibility criteria are provided in that call’s application guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. No exceptions are made.
  • Broadly speaking, nationals of African countries must:
  • Be a national of an AfDB member country;
  • Be in good health.
  • Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree in the energy area (or related field) earned at least 1 year prior to the application deadline date;
  • Have 1 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
  • Accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year at at least one of the JADS partner universities for a Master’s degree;
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than their home country are not eligible for scholarships.
  • JADS does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  • Not 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 Procedure:

  • The applicant requests information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG (link sends e-mail)
  • The applicant completes the required documents and sends them to the university.
  • The university evaluates and selects applicants.
  • The university sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  • AfDB reviews submissions from universities and prepares and approves the final list.
  • AfDB contacts selected awardees and informs the universities.

Application Deadlines:

The scholarship deadline is August 31st, 2024.

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