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The AfDB JADS Program (Japan Africa Dream Scholarship) 2021

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Applications for the AfDB JADS Program 2021 are currently open. The scholarship is open to member countries of Africa Development Bank (AfDB) 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 discipline.

About the AfDB JADS Program
AfDB JADS Program 2021

JADS 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.

Also read: MIPLC/DAAD Scholarship For Developing Country Students 2021/2022

Successful candidates for the AfDB JADS Program will be awarded scholarships for a two-year postgraduate study in Japan. The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Eligibility Criteria

The JADS Program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters’s 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

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.

Also read: The Victoria University Masters By Research Scholarship 2021 For International Students [Fully Funded]

Benefit
  • 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.
APplication Procedure
  • Applicant for the AfDB JADS Program must requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. please see list.
  • 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.
  • Contact Information: please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG for any inquiries.

For more information visit the official website of AfDB JADS Program

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