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Ashinaga Africa 2019 Scholarship Initiative

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership programme that aims to provide high potential orphaned students from across Sub Saharan Africa with access to higher education in Japan, the U.S.A. and Europe.

Ashinaga Africa 2019 Scholarship Initiative

Our vision is that after graduating from university abroad, our scholars will return to Sub Saharan Africa to become leaders and empower others.

The application is open to those who:

  • Have lost one or both parents.
  • Have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years
  • Have citizenship and have completed/are completing high school in one of the following countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Were born after 1st October, 1996.
  • Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class
  • Are willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university

Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Working email address and telephone number
  • Document proving the death of one or both parents, such as a death certificate
  • Proof of age, such as a birth certificate, national ID or passport
  • Secondary school/high school graduation certificate
  • Results from final national exams
  • Academic report cards from the last two years of high school/secondary school
  • Passport-style photo of yourself

We support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change by providing access to full financial support to study at university abroad (equivalent to undergraduate degree), including tuition, room, travel costs and other necessary fees.


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018
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