Masters Scholarship & Internship Program for African Students, ABE Initiative 2023 (Fully-Funded)

  Are you a graduate or undergraduate, are you seeking for second degree or first degree, do you want to study abroad, apply for this Scholarship/internship program now. Kindly follow the instructions below to apply.

The "African Business Education Initiative for Youth" (hence referred to as the "ABE Initiative") has given up to 1,000 African youngsters the chance to study at Japanese institutions and complete internships at Japanese businesses.

The ABE Initiative seeks to develop leaders with the capacity to aid in the development of Africa in partnership with the Japanese business sector. JICA is seeking outstanding young South African citizens who are currently or plan to participate in industrial development initiatives in the public and commercial sectors and who have a strong desire to deepen bilateral economic connections

Masters Scholarship & Internship Program for African Students, ABE Initiative 2023 (Fully-Funded)

Information About Japan International Cooperation Agency Information (JICA)

For the government of Japan, official development assistance is coordinated through the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Its mandate includes fostering international collaboration and assisting with the economic and social development of underdeveloped nations.

Masters Scholarship & Internship Program for African Students, ABE Initiative 2023 (Fully-Funded)

Objective and Benefits of ABE Initiative's Masters Scholarship and Internship Program

  • African youngsters get the chance to study at Japanese colleges and work for Japanese companies thanks to the initiative.

Qualification Standards for the ABE Initiative Masters Scholarship & Internship Program

Candidates must:
  • Being nationals of certain African countries.
  • Be younger than 40 (as of 1 April 2023).
  • Possess a working background.
  • Be in good enough physical and mental health to finish the program.
  • Bachelor's degree with honors or the equivalent of NQF8 or higher, including B-Tech.
  • A minimum grade point average of 65% in the course catalog possess a thorough understanding of the goals of the ABE Initiative.
  • Possess sufficient written and verbal communication skills in English.

Application Required Documents

  • Undergraduate Graduation Certificate * Officially certified copies of the original or copies that are copies of them are acceptable. * The certificate must be written in English or be accompanied by an official translation into English.
  • Academic transcript * The applicant's academic record at the university they attended must be included. It must be written in English or include an official translation into English for "Officially Certified Copies of the Original."
  • A photocopy of a valid passport (for checking nationality, name, sex, and date of birth). If you don't have a passport, a valid national ID and birth certificate will do. If the ID is not written in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish, a certified English translation must be provided.
  • 2 ID photos (4 cm x 3 cm each) attached to the application (Original and copy).
  • (7) Health certificate (in JICA format) to be presented after the fourth selection (application) Photocopy of the certificate of the official English tests, etc., if any.

Application Deadline

October 7, 2022.

How to apply

All Application will be submitted in the following emails; co oso and

The subject of the Emil should read as follows: Application for [ABE Initiative FY2023] Submission

For more information, visit the JICA website.


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