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Call for Applications - ABE Initiative

General Info

Master's Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative)

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 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.

Candidate’s qualifications

  • Persons from private sector
  • Government Officials
  • Educators

Candidate’s eligibility

  • Citizens of one of the 54 African countries
  • Between 22 and 39 years of age (as of April 1st, 2018 for the 5th    Batch participants
  • Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to at least 16 years of academic background
  • Further conditions see information brochure from JICA


The duration, deadline and possible fields of study depend on the intended program and in which country it is pursued.

Scholarship financial coverage

Depends on various factors.

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