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African Development Bank-Japan Africa Dream Scholarship

African Development Bank-Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (AfDB-JADS)

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must first apply to the scholarship organization directly. After receiving the primary screening results from AfDB-JADS, applicants must then submit their application to APU.

About the Scholarship

This scholarship is open to applicants from African Development Bank member countries 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 disciplines.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 1. Be a national of an AfDB member country
  • 2. Be 35 years old or less
  • 3. Have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) in the energy area (or related field) earned at least 1 years prior to the application deadline
  • 4. Have 1 year or more of recent development-related experience after earning a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree)
  • 5. Not be living or working outside of your home country
  • 6. Not already be enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • 7. 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: other, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew
  • 8. Agree to return to your home country to contribute to its economic and social development after completion of studies under the program


  • Full tuition
  • 125,000 JPY per month for living expenses (amount subject to change)
  • Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program

Application and Selection Process

  • 1.Contact the AfDB-JADS for further information.
  • 2.Submit application documents to the AfDB-JADS.
  • 3.Submit the APU Graduate External Scholarship Application after receiving the primary screening results from the AfDB-JADS.
  • 4.Submit your online assessment (including the online recorded interview and assessment tests).
  • 5.APU reviews application documents and selects suitable candidates to recommend to the AfDB-JADS.
  • 6.Applicants selected to be recommended for this scholarship are notified with their final APU application results.
  • 7.The final scholarship award results are decided by AfDB-JADS.