The Japan Africa Scholarship (JADS) Program – capacity building in energy sector through skills development for sustainable development– is a joint initiative by the AfDB and Japan that aims at 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 priority development areas on the continent and abroad (including in Japan). This JADS program is funded by the Government of Japan.
* 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.
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.
The JADS program uses the following four main factors and the degree of cohesion, to review eligible scholarship applications, with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential, after completion of their graduate studies, to impact the development of their countries.
* Quality of Education Background
* Quality of Professional Recommendations
* Quality of Professional Experience
* Quality of Commitment to your Home Country
* Quality of Statement of Purpose
JADS awards scholarships to applicants who have had at least 1 year of paid employment in the applicant’s home country or in other African countries acquired after receiving the first Bachelors (or equivalent university) degree within the past 3 years.
Number of Awards: Several
Value of Award: The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.
How to Apply: Visit link below.