Master’s Degree & Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth 2018 - Application Link

Master’s Degree & Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth 2018 - Application Link

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been appointed to implement an internship and master’s degree program within the ABE initiative framework developed for countries whose official requests have been approved by the Government of Japan.

The primary objective of the ABE Initiative Master’s Degree and Internship Program is to support young personnel who can be a “Navigator” for contributing to the development of industries in Africa.

Location Of Program

African Countries

What Participants Will Benefit

- The program offers young African men and women opportunities pursue master’s courses at Japanese universities as international students
- Participants will experience internships at Japanese companies
- It'll help them in the development of effective skills that will aid them in contributing to various fields
- The program also intends to cultivate excellent personnel who can recognise and understand the contexts of Japanese society and systems of Japanese companies
- The expected outcome of the program is a network of potential contributors to the development of African industries who will also lead Japanese businesses to engage further in economic activities in Africa

Who Is Eligible

- All citizens of any of the 54 African countries
- Participants must be between 22 and 39 years old (as of April 1st in the year of your arrival in Japan)
- Applicants must  have a bachelor’s degree (equivalent to at least 16 years of academic background)
- Applicants for the category of “Government Officials” and “Educators” are required:
–––– to have more than 6 months working experience at their current organisations, and
–––– to obtain permission for application and securing reinstatement from their current organisations.
- Applicants must have adequate English skills both in oral and written communication
- Applicants must clearly understand the objectives of this program, and to have a strong will to contribute to the industrial development of their home countries as well as to strengthen the linkage between their countries and Japan after returning home
Applicants must:
–––– be in good health condition to complete the program,
–––– not receive or plan to receive a scholarship offered by other foreign organisations, and
–––– attend the activities on the weekends in unavoidable circumstances (ex. official exam).

How To Apply

All interested applicants should visit the official website to fill the application form. To find out more please visit jica.go.jp.
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