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African Development Bank 2019 Next African IT Leaders Program

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) or Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) is a multilateral development finance institution. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. The AfDB's mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting the investmen... read more

If you are a mid-level career professional with a degree or flare for IT with proficiency in English language then this opportunity is for you. The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is calling for the Next Africa Global IT Leader under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation. The objective of the program is to create global IT experts accross the African Continent.

The secondary objective of the programme is to expose mid-career professionals in African countries to the latest techniques and knowledge available through graduate studies at higher educational institutions in Korea. Upon completion of their studies, the scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance the development of their countries.

This two-year Masters degree programme in Information Technology provides integrated courses focused on the IT technologies and Korean business strategies. It also offers opportunities for networking with Korean IT industrial companies through classes and seminars; field trips to traditional sites to experience Korean culture and history; and on-site workshops at IT companies.

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Aim and Benefits

  • This two-year Masters degree programme in Information Technology provides integrated courses focused on the IT technologies and Korean business strategies.
  • It also offers opportunities for networking with Korean IT industrial companies through classes and seminars; field trips to traditional sites to experience Korean culture and history; and on-site workshops at IT companies.

List of Courses for Masters Scholarship


Requirements for Masters Scholarship Qualification

The rigorous selection focuses on employees working in the field of ICT in public and private sector in the Bank’s regional member countries. Applicants should additionally have the following qualifications:
1. A certified Bachelors degree in an IT-related area
2. A certificate of English proficiency: TOEFL (iBT 83, PBT 560, CBT 220), IELTS 6.5, TEPS 599, TOEIC 720 or higher). These should have been taken at most two years before the deadline of the application
3. A public official, employee of public institutions or senior-level researcher at national research institutes working in IT fields (employees from private companies will not be considered)
4. Korean citizens are excluded – this also applies to Korean citizens with dual citizenship. 
 


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Required Documents for Application

1. A certified Bachelors degree in an IT-related area
2. A certificate of English proficiency: TOEFL (iBT 83, PBT 560, CBT 220), IELTS 6.5, TEPS 599, TOEIC 720 or higher). These should have been taken at most two years before the deadline of the application



Application Deadline

April 9, 2019 .


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African Development Bank Group on apply.kaist.ac.kr to apply

Interested applicants should apply here

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