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GLOBAL Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2018 – International Scholarships
February 26, 2018 International Scholarships

Programme outline

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. They 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.

Degree level



Application deadline is 25 February 2018.

Application is open to those who:

  • – Be an orphan, having lost one or both parents
  • – Be 23 or younger, having been born after October 1, 1995
  • – Have graduated high school within the past two years
  • – Be committed to returning to Sub-Saharan Africa once they have finished their studies abroad


This will be decided during the study camp for students selected for this program. It will be decided together with the student, but the final decision ultimately lies with Ashinaga. It will depend on numerous criteria, including visa requirements, language requirements, academic grades, and the availability of the student’s desired course of study.

Application process

What you need to apply:

  • • Completed application form
  • • Completed application form
  • • Working email address and telephone number
  • • Document proving the death of one or both parents, such as a death certificate
  • • Proof of age, such as a birth certificate, national ID or passport
  • • Secondary school/high school graduation certificate
  • • Results from final national exams
  • • Academic report cards from the last two years of high school/secondary school
  • • Recommendation letter from a principal or teacher
  • • Passport-style photo of yourself
  • • Two essays as described on the Ashinaga website.

What the scholarship covers

Ashinaga support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.

Application process

Further information on the scholarship and how to apply is available on the Ashinaga website.

Documents and links

Ashinaga website
How to apply
Application Form

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