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Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship for African Students 2020

Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship for African Students: Are you a student from a francophone or anglophone countries of Africa? Then the Ashinaga scholarship is for you. This scholarship aims to help young African students further their educational path in different parts of the continent

Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship for African Students

Brief Description

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is an international leadership program that cultivates the next generation of leaders to contribute to the growth and development of Africa. Ashinaga Africa Initiative has been working to support students in sub-Saharan Africa for several years to attain educational excellence by contributing to the education of orphaned students in sub-Saharan Africa on a local, national, and international level. The Ashinaga undergraduate scholarship is open to students from eligible countries.

Host Institution

Ashinaga Africa Initiative

Host Countries 

Several location

Scholarship Type


Number of Scholarships

 Not specified

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Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be considered for the Ashinaga Scholarship for Young Africans 2021, applicants must ensure that they meet the following criteria:

  • 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 or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2021.
  • Applicants must be from the eligible countries
  • Applicants do not have the means to attend university abroad without external financial support
  • Applicants must be proficient in English or French and are regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.
  • Applicants for the Ashinaga undergraduate scholarships should be 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.

Benefits of Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarship for African Students

Full financial support for the Ashinaga scholarship to study at university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree), including tuition, room, travel costs, and other necessary fees.

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Eligible 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, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Application Procedures

There are two stages to the Ashinaga scholarship for Young Africans application process. They are the registration and application stage.

Registration: Applicants for the Ashinaga undergraduate scholarship are to first confirm the eligibility by registering for the programme. Only students who register for the program and are deemed eligible (based on criteria/eligibility above) will receive the application form.

Application: Students who register for the programme will receive an email with a link to the application form within 1 month of their registration if they are eligible for the programme. We strongly recommend registering and applying online. However, if this is not possible you can also apply using our paper application form.

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Document Requirements


  • 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


  • 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

Step 1: Applicants for the Ashinaga scholarship are to gather all the required documents.

Step 2: Scan the required documents in either PDF or JPG format.

Step 3: Register online using the Online Form

Step 4: Registration complete

Application Deadline

 28th February 2021

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