AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program for Africans-

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AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021 for young Africans to study in Japan Application Portal is open. See how to successfully apply for the JADS scholarship program and see the closing date for application.

Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 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.

Eligibility and Requirements for Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program

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; with 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.

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Benefits of the Scholarship


  • 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.

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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.

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How to apply for JADS Scholarship Program 2021/2022

Application Procedure:

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021

Closing Date for AfDB JADS Scholarship Program 2021/2022 for Africans

Deadline for submission is 31st of August, 2021.

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