JICA’s African Business Initiative for the Youth

(ABE-Initiative) Scholarship

Scholarship for Master’s programs through the African Business Initiative for the Youth (ABE-Initiative) sponsored by the Japanese Government are available for studying in graduate programs at IUJ.

For details, please check the web pages of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). T

Interested applicants should send the application documents to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Major required documents for admissions (Please confirm with JICA for the updated requirements):

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Research plan
  3. Declaration of desired university to be admitted
  4. Undergraduate degree, graduation certificate
  5. Academic transcript
  6. Health certificate (to be submitted after the 4th Selection)
  7. Letter of recommendation from home country’s government, Embassy of Japan, JETRO, Japanese companies, or JICA.

Please note that both recommendations and direct applications are to be accepted from 2020.

For questions and details, please contact:
admgsir@iuj.ac.jp (for the Graduate School of International Relations)
admgsim@iuj.ac.jp (for the Graduate School of International Management)
Tel: +81(0)25-779-1439

Comments from current students/alumni

StellaStella T. Lartey, IDP Class of 2014

I am an official of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Ghana. As an official of the MOH, I do three main things. I am part of a team who works on various operational researches in the Public Health Department of the MOH, I teach in the Nursing and Midwifery Training School, and when the need arises I practice at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital as a Professional Nurse. Through the assistance of the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS), an affiliate of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), I am currently studying at the International University of Japan (IUJ).

Education in IUJ offers both theoretical and practical orientation which has and it is still equipping me to be creative, proactive and a pragmatic problem solver in multifaceted global issues. By the nature of education in IUJ, my knowledge and expertise have been enhanced in fields including research methodology, project cycle management, cost benefit analysis of projects, health and development economics including the expansion of my multi-cultural view of the globe. I am currently researching into child survival in Ghana. I recommend IUJ education for you if you are looking forward to a whole experiences from across the world. I will graduate in June, 2014 and I look forward to using the knowledge and experience obtained in Japan to facilitate development in Ghana, across Africa and globally.

At TICAD V 2013, Prime Minister Abe recognized the need to support sustainable economic development in Africa and he announced the ABE Initiative, a five-year strategic plan to provide 1,000 African youth the opportunity to study in Japanese Universities as well as do internship in Japanese enterprises. I will use this opportunity to encourage all African youths to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain the necessary knowledge and experiences that could help in developing Africa and sustain development through the ages.