[Apply Now] Japan Government JICA Scholarship and Internship Program for Africans

The program will be implemented as part of the Official Development Assistance of the
Government of Japan based on bilateral agreement between respective governments.
Each country may have its own schedule and/or qualifications for the program. With regard to the additional information, please contact our JICA overseas office in charge of your country.
The objective of the Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Long-Term) is to offer opportunities to people from developing countries to study at higher educational institutions in Japan and to help them build their network of people. This is intended to assist in the human resource
development plans of the governments of developing countries and Japan, and eventually to expand and strengthen bilateral ties between the developing countries and Japan
The Objectives of the program are:
– To support young generation willing to contribute to the development of industries in Africa.
– To foster persons that bridge between Africa and Japan through deep understanding of Japanese society and Japanese business culture.

Scholarship provider: Government of Japan
Degree Category: Masters & Internship
Eligible Country: Africans
Application Closing Date: Oct 7, 2022


  • All 54 African countries
  • Less than forty (40) years of age (as of April 1st, 2023)
  • Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to at least 16years of academic background)
  • Applicants for the category of “From the Private Sector” are required:
    – to have working experiences,
    – not to be employed by Japanese companies at the timing of joining the program (arriving in Japan).
  • Applicants for the category of “From Government” are required:
    – to have more than 6 months working experience at their current organizations
    – to obtain permission for application, and
    – to secure reinstatement from their current organizations.
  • Adequate English skills both in written and oral communication to complete the Master’s Degree such as; TOEFL iBT :80 / CEFR :B2 (estimated score)
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Programme Benefits

JICA will provide the following expenses for participant of the program that 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

Application Process

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