The “Ashinaga Africa Initiative” is a programme offered by Ashinaga with the goal of assisting 20 exceptional students from Sub-Saharan African nations, some of which are among the world’s poorest, in obtaining higher education and inspiring them to become influential figures in their own nations.
We look for and evaluate possible applicants, including orphaned or widowed youngsters who have academic promise but lack the financial means to attend college. At Ashinaga’s Kokorojuku facility in Uganda and Senegal, we provide them a concentrated study camp for six months where students receive devoted guidance and aid with their study of numerous courses and languages as they get ready to apply to highly regarded colleges throughout the world. We also provide them with a full scholarship and living expenses for four years during their studies abroad.
We anticipate that these young, educated individuals will return to their home nations and build democratic, contented communities that will provide people with a greater standard of living and high-quality education. Even though the consequences of this movement won’t be felt right away, unlike when food or equipment is donated, they will gradually help to break the cycle of poverty in Sub-Saharan countries.
Application Deadline: 12th January 2024
Value of Scholarship: The Ashinaga (100-Year Vision) Scholarship provides a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, accommodation (during the terms and vacation), insurance, flight, and provides monthly stipend which covers food and necessary academic costs.
Duration of Scholarship: For the period of undergraduate studies
Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at candidate’s choice higher institution
Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, CAR, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Eligibility: Applicants must:
- Have lost one or both parents.
- Have completed secondary school and received the results of their national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 1st August 2021, including all of 2022 and 2023) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 9th, 2024.
- Be born after 1st September 2001.
- Not have the means to attend university abroad without external financial support.
- Be proficient in English, French or Portuguese.
- Be regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.
- Be able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, over the course of one year, before attending university.
- Be committed to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.
- Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress.
- Have a good enough health condition to be able to study abroad.
Host Institution: Universities in UK, USA, Japan, etc.
How to Apply: All students who register for the program will receive an email with a link to the application form within 1 month of their registration if they are eligible for the program.
This is a list of the documents you will need to submit as part of your application:
- Photo or scan of at least one of the following documents; Passport, National ID Card or Birth Certificate
- Photo or scan of your most recent High School Term Report/Transcript
- Photo or scan of your final High School Examination Results Certificate (if applicable)**
- **For students receiving their examination results in February 2022, we will ask you to send your examination certificate as soon as possible after you have received it.
Full Application :
- Passport style photograph
- Passport or National ID Card
- Birth certificate of applicant.
- Death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.
- All term reports / secondary school transcripts from the last 2 years.
- Final secondary school examination certificate, showing grades in each subject*
- A letter of recommendation from a principal or schoolteacher. This should be inclusive of their email address, phone number and must contain information about your performance and character whilst at secondary school. All recommendation letters should contain an official signature or stamp.
- Academic transcripts or other results from university (if applicable).
- Certificates for extracurricular activities, training courses, jobs or other commitments (if applicable).
It is important to go through the Application instructions in the Scholarship Webpage before applying.
Important Note: Please note that if you apply by post, all submitted documents will not be returned to you. Therefore, you must send copies of documents ONLY.
This application and the selection process are FREE. Any person requesting payment at any stage of the process, does against Ashinaga’s will, and should not be paid.