Application Documents


Application documents may be downloaded from the link provided below. Please ensure that the application is printed out in A4 size paper. Please refer to the Application Guidelines during completion, and ensure submission of a full set of application documents. Applications should be delivered in person, or via courier, to the JDS project office in Accra.

The application deadline is 3rd November (Wed), 2021.

Please submit the application documents to the JDS Project Office; Room 4 & 5, Ground Floor, Annex Building, at Office of the Head of Civil Service (OHCS), by 17:00 on 3rd November (Wed), 2021.

Application documents will not be returned for any reason. Late submission and/or incomplete application documents will NOT be accepted.

A. Application Guidelines

  1. Application Guidelines download: PDF

B. Application Documents

  • Kobe University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyushu University & Hiroshima University
    full set of application documents download: Word PDF
  • Nagoya University & Nagasaki University
    full set of application documents download: Word PDF
  1. Application form
    download:Word PDF
  2. Reference form from employer
    download:Word PDF
  3. The certified copy of your “Bachelor/Certificate of degree”
  4. Original or a certified copy of your “Official Transcript (University-level)”
  5. Colored photocopy of your ID document
  6. Proof of your English language skill
    Kobe University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyushu University & Hiroshima University only
    download:Word PDF
  7. Photocopy of Appointment letter
  8. Registration form
    download:Word PDF
  9. Checklist for application documents to be submitted
    download:Word PDF

How to Prepare Your Research Plan

Before you begin writing your research plan, you are recommended to carefully review the ‘Graduate School Information‘ section to make sure that the graduate school of your choice offers an appropriate curriculum and has faculty members relevant to your research plan. You can obtain more information by, visiting the websites of individual graduate schools, or by visiting the JDS Project Office.

NOTE: Your research plan should be consistent with one of the aforementioned ‘Component’ (development issues), be an offered program by the graduate school of your application and correspond to the overall objectives of the organization to which you belong. For more information, please refer to the Application Guidelines.

How to Prepare for Math Exam
(Kobe University, Nagoya University, Nagasaki University, Kyushu University and Hiroshima University)

Math Examination Date: 10th November (Wed), 2021

The duration of the math examination is approximately 60 minutes and consists of basic math: arithmetic operations, solving fractions, equations, inequalities, matrixes, basic quadratic functions, basic operations of exponential and logarithmic functions, basic integral and differentiation, etc.

Exam scores will be used for reference purposes during initial selection by the accepting universities. Please prepare yourself for the exams!

You can download the previous year’s exam paper from the following links: