Application Deadline: December 16th 2019
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative began in 2014. Its 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 support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.
Applicants must: 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 (any date after 1st September 2018, including all of 2018 and 2019) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2020.
Were born after 1st September, 1998;
Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class;
Be committed to returning home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.
See the full list of requirements here.
Anglophone Recruitment (September 2nd to December 13th)
Botswana, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius*, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles*, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Francophone Recruitment (September 2nd to December 13th)
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon*, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo.
*As these countries have French and English as its official languages, applicants can apply to either the Anglophone or Francophone program. However, this does not guarantee multiple seats on the AAI will be provided.
Lusophone Recruitment (July to September)
Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe
For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2020 Scholarship program