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JICA Fully Funded Scholarships for African Students at Japanese Universities, 2017


Deadline: September 1, 2017

JICA has been appointed to implement a master’s degree and internship program within the ABE Initiative framework developed for countries whose official requests have been approved by the Government of Japan. The objective of Master’s Degree and Internship Program of the ABE Initiative is to support young personnel who have the potential to contribute to the development of industries in Africa.

This program offers opportunities for young African personnel (hereafter referred to as “participants”) to study at master’s courses in Japanese universities and experience internships at Japanese enterprises. This program intends to foster excellent personnel who can recognize and understand the contexts of Japanese society and systems of Japanese enterprises so as to contribute Africa’s development in collaboration with Japanese private  3/12 sector. The expected outcome of the program is a network of potential contributors to the development of African industries who will also lead Japanese private sector to engage further in economic activities in/towards Africa.

Location: Japan


JICA will provide the following expenses for the participants of the program which is equivalent to similar JICA schemes.

  • Tuition at Japanese university master’s degree programs (and research student)
  • Allowances for living expenses, outfit, shipping etc. See the box below for more 10/ 12 details
  • A round-trip airfare
  • Expenses for support programs during the study in Japan, including the costs of observation tours and internship
  • Other costs should be covered by the participants’ organizations or other individuals.


  • Citizens of one of the 54 African countries
  • Between 22 and 39 years old (as of April 1st in the year of your arrival in Japan)
  • Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to at least 16 years of academic background)
  • Applicants for the category of “Government Officials” and “Educators” are required – to have more than 6 months working experience at their current organizations, and
    – to obtain permission for application and securing reinstatement from their current organizations
  • Have adequate English skills both in written and oral communication to complete the master’s course
  • Clearly understand the objectives of this program, and to have a strong will to contribute to the industrial development of their home countries as well as to strengthen the linkage between their countries and Japan after returning home
  • Applicants must:
    – be in good health condition to complete the program,
    – not receive or plan to receive a scholarship offered by other foreign organizations, and
    – attend the activities on the weekends in unavoidable circumstances (ex. official exam)

Eligible Regions: Open For All


Apply through the given website.

Application Form

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.
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  1. Mengistayehu Tenaw

    Do you have Medical sciences in MSc??

  2. Alemu Kebede
    I am a garduate of MSc Degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management and i want to procceed further education. How do you help me?

  3. I hold masters of science degree ” Mechanical Engineering ” and would like to further ???

  4. Abel S. Gabie
    I am a Liberian from West Africa, and and I’m interested in the Bachelor of Science program .

  5. Abdikadir Galgalo Borte

    I am graduate of bachelor of Education science want to do masters with ABE initiative program kindly advice my eligibilities!


    I am a graduate of Master of business administration finance major and would like to do a PHD in management or PHD financial engineering. Kindly get back to me.

  7. I am a graduate of bachelor of science in Accounting and would like to do masters in business administration or accounting and finance please advice me on my eligibility

  8. Fekadu Mahader Getachew

    how can i apply?

  9. Ukpeba Douglas efemo

    How can I apply for Japanese scholarship i am interested in ur scholarship i am holder of HND in mechanical engineering i want to study environment engineering postgraduate diploma in ur scholarship university in Japan. +23408067376725

  10. My name is omar danso am from Gambia west Africa am interested in your programs probably bachelor in agriculture…i attend a program in Japan jica 2014 on low land rice cultivation techniques for small scale and extension for Africa. I am working under the ministry of agriculture Gambia.

  11. Mosisa Abebe Gobena

    I graduated in wate resources and environmental engineering in 2014 .so I want to learn dam engineering in masters degree in Japan.

  12. Hello I am a Ugandan, I am a graduate of bachelor of science with education, please kindly advice me on my eligibility

  13. Mugabo jean Marie vianney

    Am mugabo jean Marie vianney from Rwanda am graduated in finance and am interested in your program and I would like to proceed my studies thank you

  14. My name is stellah from Tanzania,I want to take bachelor of medical legal or bachelor of nurse midwife what should I do.am a nurse midwife with diploma

  15. hi friends i am a graduate of civil engineering since 2014…..i want to learn master program by material engineering in japan and other country……please inform me

  16. I’m a Malawian with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, I looking forward to pursue Masters degree in. Development economics or business administration.

  17. I want to apply for PhD, in earthquake(structural engineering) . pleas in inform me the steps.

  18. I am Fanuel, a Tanzanian, am a graduated in community development major in project planning and management.
    I wish to take a master in either community economics or public health.
    Kindly, I would like to know something about application procedures.

  19. i now work for an organisation outside my country. I’m i still eligible to apply for the JICA scholarship?

  20. Hi, I am Ken from Kenya I have a diploma in clinical medicine and surgery I want to pursue a bachelors degree in that line please help what should I do?

  21. I am Mr. Omar Saidykhan of the Gambia in West Africa. Age 47, I studied construction locally with certificates and diplomas in different areas, and also Law. I presently work with the National Roads Authority of the Gambia for 10years now, and on the biggest Engineering project called the Trans-Gambia bridge.

    I am looking for full scholarship for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or procurement .

  22. hey guys, am from south sudan but i study my bachelor’s degree in ICT in Ethiopian almost done, so please i need this scholarship for master

  23. I have Bsc degree in Computer Science and i want to learn Msc in Computer Science.

  24. hello, my name is Loy melembuki mollel, a Tanzanian seeking for scholarship opportunities to undertake masters degree in Japan.
    i just completed my bachelor of Science in Agricultural engineering. i am fluent in English. for more information regarding my request, my contact is mollelloy314@gmail.com and +255764514198/ +255658514198 thank you

  25. Hi ,i’m Teferi Damto from Ethiopia .i have Bsc deegre by post harvest management and currently i’m working as product quality improvement and value addition my country research center .i need for scholarships in Japan to learn my Msc .

  26. Hi, my name is Acan Jacqueline,i would like to enroll for masters in journalism

  27. My name Tsegau Senbetay. I am from Ethiopia and I want to work my PhD In plant Breeding, either Convectional or Molecular breeding or Genetics. Please how can I get sponsored ship? would you Advise me. Currently I am working On lowland and Upland rice genetypes, development of sorghum genotypes.

  28. hello, I’m Fikadu Samuel from Ethiopia I’ve been studying Applied biology and i need to study masters degree in the same field in JICA.For this reason, I wonder the criteria to join it in the Japan.

  29. am yednekachew getnet from ethiopia i have BSC degree in animal and rand land i want to procceed further education. How do you help me?

  30. Great opportunity if it’s real. I have BA degree in Social Anthropology and I want to study in project management in MA. Find me an attached

  31. tesfaye chaka wari

    Am really Ethiopian i need real education in phy because i have med in physics from real university called addis abbaba university located at the capital of Ethiopia. i need some one in there to help me for real application form. please..

  32. Muktar Geleto Mohammed

    peace & Security For World Iam From Ethiopia My Name Muktar Geleto Mohammed I Have BSC Degree With Agricultral Resources Economics & Manegment(AREM) from Hawassa University Of Ethiopia Now I Need To Work MSC Degree With Any Economics Branch(FB) please Contact Me Phone No.0916409896(Muktargeleto57@gmail.Com)

  33. My name is Ashebir Emerie lashite from Ethiopia I have BSC degree whith computer scince from samara university.now i am intersted to work MSC degree with computer scince,pleas contact me my phone.No. 0963180280

  34. Hello i am desalegn getahun I am from Ethiopia, i have a Veterinary medicine (DVM) first degree and masters of public health with specialty in veterinary public health (MPH-VPH) second degree holder and i am very courageous and excellent student and currently i am working in Ethiopian public health institute by the position of Researcher and i would love to get a phd scholarship in public health field or in nutrition or in infectious disease. so i love to get free scholarship by Jica!! thank you so much

  35. I’m interested to study Msc in Structural Engineering in one of Japanese University, since Japan is worlds biggest intellectual center of technology.

  36. Hy, my name is Yassin Rasheed and enrolled with Atlantic University as online students for BCs. my big problem is tution fees and i would like to request if i can get a scholarship to continue with my education here in Malawi

  37. Am a Malawian Physiotherapist looking for a MSc Physiotherapy scholarship.

  38. my name is werku Edeti from Ethiopia. i am graduated with BSC degree by plant science and i am employer in government and i need the scholar to up grade my position so if you accepted me i need to continued my education here inyour organization.

  39. all are best but attach to me the application form

  40. My name Megersa Debele. I am from Ethiopia and I want to work my MSc In plant Breeding, eiether Agronomyor pathology. Please how can I get sponsored ship? would you Advise me.
    Email: debelemegersa@gmail.com

  41. I want a scholarship to enroll in your renown university to do medicine. Am a girl of 18 years of age from Ghana West Africa.

  42. I am from ethiopia . am graduted in diploma i wanna to study bacheler. Contact me mob.0911059433

  43. I am MSc holder in Environmental Science fro Addis Ababa university and I want to continue my lesson in PhD with similar or related courses, would you please facilitate to get the chance?

  44. Onencan Emmanuel.

    I am Emmanuel Onencan from Uganda.I have a BSc.Petroleum and Mineral Geoscience. And I want to proceed with my studies.

  45. I am a graduate of bachelor of Accounting in information Technology(BAFIT) and would like to do masters in business administration or accounting and finance please advice me on my eligibility .I am Tanzanian

  46. hello
    I am still studying in secondary but i really want scholarship for helping me to gain quality education abroad.

  47. I am Diploma holder in Electrical and electronics Engineer. am requesting for scholarship in Renewable Energy and innovator as my feature plane.

  48. I appreciate your support to Africa .My name is Ashenaki wossenu .I done my masters in Telecom Business Management and now want to attend a PHD programme .How you could help me to fullfil my dream.


  50. i,m yadelew likina from Ethiopia. i,m mechanical engineer in Dire Dawa university.so now i,m interesting to take another course if i get a chance any way contact me 251918819973 or my gmail yadelewlikina@gmail.com

  51. Dereilo Bekere Belitibo

    I’m Dereilo Bekere fromEthiopia.MSc holder in Organic Chemistry & I would likes to atend Phd program in the same or related fields.

  52. my name is abdi dida ,I’m 2nd year electrical & computer Engineering student in haramaya university,Ethiopia .so,i need to study abroad to get more knowledge & full information about my field ,contact me ;sinclearabdi@gmail.com

  53. Ibrahim Abubakar garba

    My name are Abubakar Ibrahim garba I Read horticulture and landscape technology,I need to proceed in with ways can you assist me. Whetting to hear from you.

  54. ma name kibrom gebrehiwot i have BSC in machanical engineering i need master by manufacturing engineering stream.

  55. Gatyang Gatdet Bol

    I am interested to get your scholarship for PhD in International Development. A holder of Master International Relations and Diplomatic Studies of Makerere University

  56. Gatyang Gatdet Bol

    I wanted to get an opportunity for PhD in International Development. I am a South Sudanese with Master in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies of Makerere University of Uganda

  57. My name is Tesfaye Ayalew I have two BSC Degrees in Economics and Accounting i am interesting to learn masters in masters of business administration then i need for your help my email address was tayalew53@gmail.com and telephone number is +251914736142.

    thanks in advance for helping

  58. My name is Joseph Francis from Tanzania,I’m graduate in BSc Agriculture general from SUA ,I would like to study masters in plant pathology or plant breeding!! Can you assist me to accomplish my deam??? Email; josephfrancis889@gmail.com or +255687337974


  59. Bereket Tesfaw Tesema

    My name is Bereket Tesfaw Tesema from Ethiopia. I am graduated first degree by geography and pedagogical sceince. So, Know I woud like to Master degree by climate change or political sceince.

  60. Fully funded scholarship

    My name is Chernet Sahele from Ethiopia. I am a graduate of political science and International Relation (major) and Public Administration and Development Studies (minor) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I have a deep rooted interest or willingness to continue my education at Masters Level. So that I am looking forward that your institute grants me a fully funded scholarship. In return I promise to serve your institute after graduation if it is your will or I can serve my country as far as my ability concerns. So, if you give me the chance please contact me through +251 0910803457, chernetsahile@gmail.com. For all thank you in advance!

    • Forgive Yao Agoha

      My name is Forgive Yao Agoha. I am a graduate of University of Education, Winnebago and University of Cape Coast where I pursued B.ED English Language and Master of Art in Human Resource Development respectively. I am a professional teacher with vast experience not only in teaching but also public relations. I have been the Public Relations Officer at the Volta Regional Education Directorate for the past seven years. I am very much interested in pursuing PhD Course in Human Resource Management and any other course in Administration.

  61. my name is desalegn alemu from ethiopia. i am graduat of surveying technology by levell 4. from government tvet college and i would like to use opportunity.

  62. Dr/sir
    My name is Tola Debele.i an gradjat from kotobe metropolitiyan univeristy by sport scinse.i need to attend my Degrry porogiram.pleacs inform me if you give me chance to i lern there.

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