Saturday, 31 December 2016

Ashinaga Fully-funded Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Africa 2017

Ashinaga, Japan-based non-profit
organization offers scholarship to students
from 19 African countries to study for
undergraduate degrees at the world’s
leading universities in countries such as
Japan, US, UK etc

Application Deadline: 28th February 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Field of Study: courses offered at
candidate’s choice higher institution

To be taken at (country): Higher institutions
outside of Africa, in countries such as
Japan, US, UK etc

Eligible Countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya,
Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Namibia,
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Sudan,
Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho,
Swaziland, Mauritius, Somalia, Nigeria,
The Gambia.

About Scholarship: Ashinaga presents the
“Ashinaga Africa Initiative” aiming to
provide higher education to 20 brilliant
students from 19 Sub-Saharan countries
each year, some of which are among the
poorest in the world, and encourage them
to become leading professionals in their
own countries.

We search and screen for potential
candidates: orphaned or bereaved
students with academic potential but who
cannot afford to apply to university.

provide them with a concentrated study
camp for six months at Ashinaga’s facility,
Kokorojuku, in Uganda and Senegal,
where they are given dedicated support
and assistance with their study of various
subjects and languages, as they prepare to
apply to highly ranked universities
around the world. We also provide them
with a full scholarship and living
expenses for four years during their
studies abroad.

We expect to see these young, educated
people go back to their own countries and
establish democratic and fulfilled
societies, bringing people a higher
national income and high-quality
education. This movement will eventually
contribute to the overall wellbeing of
Sub-Saharan countries by helping to
break the cycle of poverty, even though
the effects will not be immediate, as they
are when food or equipment is donated.
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 a Japan-based nonprofit
organization, which provides educational
and emotional support to orphaned
students. The organization has supported
over 95,000 orphans in the last 45 years,
and many of its graduates are actively
contributing to society in a variety of
fields across the world.

Offered Since: 2014

Type: undergraduate degree

Eligibility: The application is open to those
1. Have lost one or both parents.
2. Have completed 12 years of education
(primary and secondary school) within
the last two years, or those who will
complete 12 years of education by
December 31, 2016.
3. Have citizenship and completed/are
completing high school in one of the
following countries: Uganda, Rwanda,
Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana,
Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi,
Sudan, Botswana, South Africa,
Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, Somalia,
Nigeria, The Gambia.
4. Were born after 1 October 1994.
5. Do not have the financial means to
attend university.
6. Are proficient in English.
7. Have an outstanding academic
performance at high school.
8. Are able to participate in the two
Ashinaga preparatory programs, over
the course of one year, before
attending university.
9. Are willing to return home, or to Sub-
Saharan Africa, and contribute to
society in Sub-Saharan Africa after
graduating from university.
10. Have no dependents who could
interfere with academic progress.
11. Are in good health condition and
capable of studying abroad.
Number of Scholarships: 20
Value of Scholarship: 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 Scholarship: for the period of
undergraduate studies

How to Apply:
1. The application form (Link below).
2. One passport photo.
3. Copy of term reports / high school
transcripts (the last 2 years).
4. Academic transcripts or diplomas from
university/post-secondary institution, if
5. Copy of General Certificate of
Secondary Education (GCSE).
6. Completion of essay 1 and essay 2.

Essay 1: Please describe how you
grew up and experienced losing
your parent(s). What challenges
have you faced after the loss and
what and how did you do in
order to overcome them? Please
write in detail especially the
action you took to continue
further education. (Maximum 500

Essay 2: Please write a “personal
statement” in English describing
why and what you want to study
at university abroad. Also, please
mention whether you have any
future plans of how you want to
use the knowledge and
experience that you gain after
graduating from university.
(Maximum 500 words)

7. Copy of death certificate of deceased
parent(s) or alternative official
8. Copy of birth certificate.
9. Recommendation letter from a
principal or a class teacher.
10. Copy of national ID card or passport.
11. Awards or activity certificates, if any.
You can apply online (preferred option),
send by post or download the application
and email it to;

1. Email:
Download the form from the PDF icon
below, fill it out and send it back attached
to an email to
with the required documents attached.

2. Online application: Application_Form_2017_En

3. Post:
Download the form from the PDF icon
below , fill it out and send it by post to;
Ashinaga Africa Initiative Recruitment Team
P. O. Box 16864 – Kampala, Uganda
Visit Scholarship Application Webpage to

Sponsors: The 100-Year Vision is sponsored
and implemented by Ashinaga.

Important Notes: Please also note that
ONLY Successful candidates will be
contacted via email in late March 2017 to
be invited to attend an interview in their
home country, which will take place in
April 2017.

This application and selection process is free
for students, and anyone asking for payment
at any stage of this process is doing so
against the will of Ashinaga, and should not
be paid.