Applications Has Commenced For Ashinaga Scholarship for Orphans from Sub-Saharan African Countries- 2018

Ashinaga Scholarship for Orphans from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Ashinaga Scholarship for Orphans from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 Ashinaga Fully-funded Scholarships for Orphans from Sub-Saharan Africa. Submission deadline for the Ashinaga scholarship for orphans from Sub-Saharan African countries is 16th December 2018. Interested students should see the details below.

Ashinaga is a non-profit organization headquartered in Tokyo, Japan that provides educational funding and psychological support to children who have lost one or both guardians, as well as to those whose guardians suffer from serious disabilities.

There is a theory that the African population will expand to more than three billion by the end of this century. We believe if we can create a bright future for Africa, a continent with so much potential, humanity’s global prospects will be bright as well.

Ashinaga is offering scholarships to students from select African countries to study for a degree at the world’s leading universities in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc.

Scholarship Type:

Undergraduate scholarships

Eligible Fields of Study: 

Courses offered at candidate’s choice higher institution

Host Country: 

Higher institutions outside of Africa, in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc

What countries are eligible for the Ashinaga Scholarship?

Botswana, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Number of Scholarships: 

Up to 20

Ashinaga Scholarship Benefit? 

The Ashinaga (100-Year Vision) Scholarship provides a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, accommodation (during the terms and vacation), insurance, flight, and provides monthly stipend which covers food and necessary academic costs.

Duration of the Ashinaga Scholarship: 

For the period of undergraduate studies

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • Have lost one or both parents;
  • Have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years;
  • Were born after 1st October, 1996;
  • Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class;
  • Be willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university;
    (See the full requirements)

How to Apply for the Ashinaga Scholarship?

There are three ways to apply for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative, although the Program prefers online applications or those sent by email. There is no application fee, and you must never pay anyone to apply or to apply on your behalf.

  • 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
  • Passport-style photo of yourself

It is important to go through the Application instructions in the Scholarship Webpage before applying.

Please note that if you apply by post, all submitted documents will not be returned to you. Therefore, you must send copies of documents ONLY.

This application and the selection process are FREE. Any person requesting payment at any stage of the process, does against Ashinaga’s will, and should not be paid.

Scholarship Webpage

Application Deadline: 

16th December 2018.

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