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200 ABE Initiative Scholarship + Internship Program – Japan, 2018

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The “African Business Education Initiative for Youth (hereafter, referred to as the “ABE Initiative”) is awarding scholarship opportunities to over 1000 Individuals who wants to obtain a degree program at any Japanese Institution.

The objective of the ABE Initiative master’s degree and internship program is to support young personnel who have the potential to contribute to the development of industries in Africa. This programme offers opportunities for young African men and women to study at master’s courses in Japanese universities as international students (hereafter referred to as participants) and experience internships at Japanese enterprises

Application Period: August 2017 to October 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries:  African countries

Offered Since: 2011

Type: Masters, Internship

Number of Awardees: 200 participants from the 54 countries in Africa

Value of Scholarship and Internship: JICA will provide the following expenses for participant 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.
  • 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.

Participants are not allowed to work while their stay in Japan.

Duration of Scholarship and Internship: It is expected that the duration of stay in Japan will be a maximum of 3 years. (6 months as a research student, 2 years as a student for master course and 6 months as an intern)

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be Citizens of one of the 54 African countries
  • be Between 22 and 39 years old (as of April 1st in the year of you arrival in Japan)
  • have A bachelor’s degree
  • Have adequate English proficiency, both in written and oral communication (IELTS score of over 5.5 is preferred)
  • Have good health condition, both physically and mentally, to complete the program

How To Apply: Application Documents are as follows:

Visit The Scholarship Webpage For More Information

Award Provider: The African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative)

1 thought on “200 ABE Initiative Scholarship + Internship Program – Japan, 2018”

  1. My name is Mosisa Abebe. I am Ethiopian. I have graduated from Adama Science and Technology University in Agribusiness and Value Chain Management with bsc degree In July 2016. I am academically best performer, having 3.94 CGPA and I want to enroll in scholarship opportunity that provided for African students.
    thank you

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