Deadline: 20th of January 2023
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship 2023 is now accepting applications! If you are an orphan, please submit right away.
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is a global leadership initiative that develops the next generation of leaders to support sub-Saharan Africa’s development. AAI Scholars are determined to go back to sub-Saharan Africa and start change, innovation, and development despite having lost one or both of their parents.
The AAI offers access to full financial assistance for undergraduate-level study abroad, including tuition, housing costs, travel expenses, and other required fees. There are three phases to the program.
Study Camp and Preparation Camp
Camps for study and preparation
- From July to December 2023, Ashinaga will choose students from each Sub-Saharan African nation to attend a study camp in Uganda or Senegal.
- Typically, English-speaking students will attend the camp in Uganda, while French-speaking students will attend the camp in Senegal.
- Students receive help with academic planning, university admissions (to either Japan, the U.K., the U.S.A., or Europe), career planning, and leadership development at the Study Camp.
The students will proceed to the Preparation Camp after finishing the Study Camp. Between April and June 2024, this occurs.
- The social, cultural, and academic changes that students will experience overseas anticipated by them. In August or September 2024, students will then enroll in universities. Ashinaga has totally covered all expenses for both camps.
- While following a similar timetable, students who choose to enroll in Japanese language track—in which they study at a university in Japan in the language, will put more of an emphasis on intense Japanese language learning throughout the Study Camp.
- Following the Study Camp, they will relocate to Japan where they will enroll in a language program for one to two years before beginning their university studies.
- The AAI assists students in obtaining complete financial aid for international education. The financial assistance covers the first qualification that can be obtained, and, if necessary, the costs of a foundational or preparatory course will also be reimbursed.
- Ashinaga has regional offices to assist students while studying in Brazil, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
- The scholarship recipients will join Ashinaga’s leadership development programs and take part in a required internship in either Sub-Saharan Africa or their own nation. Students who want to pursue a master’s degree or a second degree cannot apply to the AAI.
- Within four years of graduating, scholars expected to return to their home nations or Sub-Saharan Africa and make a positive impact on the area while residing there for at least a year.
- During this time, they must get in touch with Ashinaga and give details regarding their activity and residence.
The application open to those who;
- Have lost one or both parents.
- 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 2nd August 2020, including all of 2020 and 2021) or will have completed Secondary School and received final exam results before February 28th, 2023.
Have citizenship and have completed/are completing high school in one of the following 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.
- Were born after 1st September 2000.
- Do not have the means to attend university abroad without external financial support.
- Proficient in English, French or Portuguese. More so, are regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.
- Are able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, over the course of one year, before attending university.
- Are 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. As well as have a good enough health condition to be able to study abroad.
For further information, visit Ashinaga Africa Initiative