Ashinaga Africa Scholarships
Ashinaga is a Japan-based non-profit organization, which provides educational and emotional support to orphaned students.
The organization has supported over 100,000 orphans in the last 54 years, and many of its graduates are actively contributing to society in a variety of fields across the world.
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative’s mission is to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad.
We support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change, by providing access to full financial support to study at a university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree).
Ashinaga Africa Scholarships – Fully funded
Ashinaga support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.
Ashinaga Africa Scholarships Requirements
The application is open to those who:
Have lost one or both parents.
Have completed secondary school and passed national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February.
Have citizenship and have completed/are completing secondary school in one of the following countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, CAR, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia,
Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria,
Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Seychelles, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Are aged 23 years and below.
Do not have the means to attend university until graduation without external financial support.
Are proficient in English or French.
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.
Have a good enough health condition to be able to study abroad.
Required Documents for the Ashinaga Africa Scholarships Application
This is a list of the documents you will need to submit as part of your application. You should start collecting these documents as soon as possible.
Copy of national ID card or passport.
Copy of term reports / high school transcripts (the last 2 years).
Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate
Copy of academic transcripts or diplomas from university/post-secondary institutions, if applicable.
Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving the death of a parent(s) or orphan status.
Copy of birth certificate of the applicant.
The application and selection process is free for students, and anyone asking for payment at any stage of this process is doing so against the will of Ashinaga, and should not be paid.
There is no application fee, and you must never pay anyone to apply or to apply on your behalf.