Apply Now | ABE Initiative Masters Scholarship & Internship Program for African Students – 2023

ABE Initiative Masters Scholarship & Internship ProgramThe “African Business Education Initiative for Youth (hereafter, referred to as the “ABE Initiative”), has provided up to 1,000 youths in Africa with opportunities to study at Japanese universities as well as do internships at Japanese enterprises.

Application Deadline: 7th October 2022

About the Award: The ABE Initiative aims at fostering leaders with proven ability to contribute towards Africa’s development in collaboration with the Japanese private sector. JICA is looking for prominent young South African nationals who are or anticipating to be involved in industrial development activities in both public and private sectors, and who have strong motivation to strengthen economic ties between South Africa and Japan.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of eligible African countries
  • Be less than 40 (as of 1 April 2023)
  • Have some work experience
  • Have good health condition, both physically and mentally, to complete the program
  • Bachelor’s degree (B-Tech included) with honours or equivalent to NQF8 or above
  • Minimum average of 65% score in academic transcript Have good understanding of the ABE Initiative’s objectives
  • Have adequate English skills in both written and oral communication

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be Taken at (Country): Japan

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The program provides African youths with opportunities to study at Japanese universities and to work at Japanese enterprises.

Duration of Award: Up to two and half years will be allocated for a Master’s Degree.

How to Apply:

All applications should be submitted by email to the following addresses: /

The subject of the email should be as follows: “[ABE Initiative FY2023] Submission of Application”

* No late application will be accepted.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.


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