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Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships 2015

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The Japanese Government (MEXT; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) offers number of scholarship programs every year to international students who wish to study in Japan. So far, 79,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan on the programs. Every year about 10 Ugandan students are selected to receive the scholarships to study in Japan. Working with the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Embassy of Japan makes the first selection and recommends nominees to MEXT, and then MEXT performs final selection and pick scholarship grantees.

You may Download guidelines and application forms from http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0307e.html
(2015 forms will be ready shortly) However, hardcopies are available at the Embassy.

The Embassy of Japan in Uganda will accept applications for 2015 until 13th June 2014 (Sharp). Please check the information about the important deadlines and date of academic examinations and interviews from the outline in Downloads below.

 

Application Instructions

These are the steps to be followed when applying for the Japanese Government Scholarships;

Step 1
The interested persons should go to the Embassy of Japan in Uganda, Plot 8 Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, Tel: +256-414-349542/3/4 (Next to the Ministry of Education Headquarters) and pick free application forms.

Step 2
The forms should be filled in and returned to the Embassy with certified copies of degree transcripts and certificates.

Step 3
The Embassy will then call the shortlisted candidates for an English language examination (previous exams can be found on the internet, please check this website for past exams
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0308e.html

Step 4
The Japanese Embassy will then call the best students who excelled in the English language exam for an oral interview where they will be asked basic questions about themselves, what they know about Japan (economy, culture, politics) and future plans.

Step 5
The selected candidates will be given a letter of acceptance from the Ministry of Education, Japan and its from this point on that the student has to use this document to search for a course and university of their own choice, (The Japanese Government doesn't limit applicants on courses so whatever the Japanese study, any foreign student can also apply for the same course, in case you fail to get a course or university of interest then then the Ministry of Education in Japan,Tokyo will help you finds a course and university.

Step 6
After you are admitted into the University (accepted by the Professor you contacted by email), the embassy will then ask you to take your passport for visa and air ticket issuance.

 

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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