Call For Applications: Short-Term Student Exchange Program at Kyoto University
In 2020, Kyoto University (KU) started the Innovative Africa Program (IAfP) together with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). By exchanging students with their partner universities in Africa, the program aims to foster human resources who engage in technological and social innovations to facilitate the realization of sustainable development goals.
Under this scope, the program offers fellowships to highly qualified students in fields of research related to African Studies. The program is intended to support 1) students from KU who conduct research or take courses at host universities in Africa, and 2) those coming from its partner universities in Africa to conduct their research and take courses at KU.
Fellowships for African Students in Academic Year 2022 (April 2022 – March 2023)
In Academic Year 2022,the program is accepting approximately 12 students from Africa. The standard period of the fellowship is three months, but it can be for a minimum period of one month up to a maximum of three months between October 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.
By this date, all the students are required to return home. In consultation with their academic advisors at KU, applicants should indicate how many months they plan to spend in Japan. The IAfP can also introduce internship opportunities to African students who wish to do a short-term internship at a private company, governmental organization,or NGO during their three-month stay in Japan. Interested applicants should contact the IAfP Office.
Please see below for the detailed call for applications and relevant application forms.