Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program

Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program by African Development Bank (AfDB)

The Scholarship recipients will be supported for travel fees, tuition fees, and monthly living expenses by African Development Bank.

If you wish to study at Sophia University through JADS program, first, you will need to pass the entrance exam of Sophia University. (*Decision on acceptance or rejection will be made based on screening of the documents submitted by the applicant. Sophia University may request some applicants to take an interview.) After passed, AfDB will include you in the possible candidate list of JADS program, and then, they will select the scholars. As for the procedure and conditions of applicant, please refer to the following web site of AfDB.

We accept JADS scholars at Master program of Autumn Intake (SEPTEMBER entry ONLY) of the graduate school of Green Science and Engineering, and the graduate school of Global Environmental Studies. The web entry period is from middle of March to early April.

After submitting all necessary documents to our admission office as shown in the instruction, please let us know that you applied by sending us an e-mail to inbound-co@sophia.ac.jp, before you get the acceptance result. Without your notice at this moment, we will not be able to know that you are applying to JADS.


Please make sure to indicate “JADS program” in your message.

  • The procedure of application to JADS scholarship or any inquiry on this scholarship : JADS@AFDB.ORG (AfDB)
  • Inquiry about admission procedure for Sophia University : admission-g-co@sophia.ac.jp
  • General Inquiry for JADS program at Sophia University : inbound-co@sophia.ac.jp