ABE action for Internship, Master’s, and Ph.D. awards to Africans


The African Business Education (ABE) Initiative program of the Japan International Cooperation Agency is delighted to declare the 2020/21 Initiative Master and spot Program for Youth eighth Batch & SDGs international Leader Masters and Ph.D. Program in 2021.

The ABE’s action strives to develop human resources at both the public and personal levels during which over 1,400 participants from African countries have participated. The program has provided youths in Africa the chance to enroll at a Japanese university and to find a job at a Japanese enterprise.


Program investor’s:

International Japanese Cooperation Agency

Host country:


Degree levels:

Postgraduate levels including master’s and PhD.

Program duration:


Eligible countries/nationalities:


Qualified courses:

Courses of any field.


Program requirements and Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for the ABE Initiative Master or Internship are obliged to fulfill these Requirements:

• to be a holder of a South African nationality
• to not be older than 40 by 1st Apr 2021
• experience in the work field
• To be in a healthy condition, both physically and mentally, to be able to enroll in the program
• Bachelor’s degree (including B-Tech) with honors.
• Minimum average of 65% score in the educational transcript
• Have a satisfactory understanding of the ABE Initiative’s objectives
• Have adequate language skills in both written and spoken English
Applicants for the Sustainable Development Goals Global Leader Masters and Ph.D. The program must fit in with the following criteria:
• to not be older than 40 by 1st Apr 2021
• must have bachelor’s degree equal to NQF8 or more, with a minimum average of 65% in the academic record for the master’s degree.
• To own a master’s degree and a minimum of 65% score in the transcript to be able to apply for the doctoral degree
• to have at least 6 months’ worth of experience in the organization.
• Receive permission to apply and reintegrate the program from the ongoing organization
• Have adequate language skills in both written and spoken English

Application instructions and how to apply:

Applicants are to look at the official application webpage and install the application forms and program outline. The forms should be attentively filled.

Present both soft and hard copies of PDF marked files of application documents on the Email (Less than 4MB), and Send the original documents to this:

ABE Program
Japan International Cooperation Agency South Africa Office
Lord Charles-Office Block, Building B, 1st Floor 337
Brooklyn Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria 0081
P.O. Box 14068, Hatfield, 0028
Republic of South Africa


The finishing date of application is on 9th October 2020


For more details, visit the official website: https://www.jica.go.jp/southafrica/english/office/others/abe.html