JADS is a unique scholarship program that provides full-tuition scholarship support for African students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in engineering. The scholarship program was established in 1990 by the Japan African Development Foundation (JADA), in cooperation with the British African Development Agency (BIDA) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Over 13,000 scholarship recipients have received financial support to help cover the cost of education over an eight-year period. The funds are provided by national governments, local governments, other non-governmental organizations, and private corporations on behalf of JADA and its member organizations.
The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) provides scholarship assistance to highly talented African international college students who are applying to study in Japan. The purpose of this scholarship program is to provide genuine university scholarships to truly talented young people from developing countries who may not have the financial means or other opportunities available to them at home.
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.
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 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. No exceptions are made. Eligibility criteria will not change during an open call for applications. However, this information is subject to change between the close of one application process and the opening of the next.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021