The Ashinaga Initiative caters to African students who has lost one or both parents aspiring to undertake their undergraduate studies overseas in countries such as the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Japan, and more. Upon selection for the scholarship, the chosen destinations for the studies of successful candidates will be determined.
Scholarship Benefits: The Ashinaga scholarship is comprehensive and covers all expenses, including tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other essential fees.
- Deadline for English-speaking and French-speaking applications: 12th January, 2024 at 00h.Midnight GMT
- The deadline for applicants from Lusophone countries (Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Mozambique) is Midnight GMT Friday 20th October 2023
- 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.
- Applicant Registration
- Copy of national ID card or passport.
- Copy of term reports / high school for your final year of school.
- Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate**
**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
- Copy of all term reports / high school transcripts from the last 2 years.
- Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate (if you did not submit it with your registration form)
- Copy of academic transcripts / diplomas from university / post-secondary institution, (if applicable).
- Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving the death of parent(s) or orphan status.
- Copy of birth certificate of the applicant.
- Copies of certificates for extracurricular activities, training courses, jobs or commitments (if applicable).
- A letter of recommendation from a principal or school teacher. 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.
How To Apply For Ashinaga International Scholarship
Interested applicants are to CLICK HERE to register online. 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.
For more information, visit the official Ashinaga scholarship page.