Thursday, August 11, 2022

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.

Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • 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 2nd August 2019, including all of 2020 and 2021) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2022.   
  • Be born after 1st September 1999.    
  • 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. 

Documents Needed:

  • Passport style photograph  
  • Passport or National ID Card   
  • Birth certificate of applicant.   
  • Death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.   
  • All term reports / secondary school transcripts from the last 2 years.   
  • Final secondary school examination certificate, showing grades in each subject*  
  • A letter of recommendation from a principal or schoolteacher. 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.   
  • Academic transcripts or other results from university (if applicable).  
  • Certificates for extracurricular activities, training courses, jobs or other commitments (if applicable). 

Eligible Countries:

Applicants must 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.  


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