Application for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative for Undergraduate Students in Japan – 2019/2020. Entry is now open at the Ashinaga in Japan.
The aim of the program is to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad. Full financial support to study at the university abroad (equivalent to the undergraduate degree), including tuition, room, travel cost and other necessary fees.
Ashinaga is a Japan-based non-profit organization, which provides educational and emotional support to orphaned students. The organization has supported over 100,000 orphans in the last 54 years, and many of its graduates are actively contributing to society in a variety of fields across the world.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Sub-Saharan African.
- 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 (any date after 1st September 2017, including all of 2018 and 2019) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2020.
- Were born after 1st September 1997;
- Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class;
- Be committed to returning home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.
- Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.
ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Completed application form with the documents
Application must include:
- Copy of birth certificate of applicant.
- Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving the death of a parent(s) or orphan status.
- Copy of national ID card or passport.
- Copy of term reports / high school transcripts (from the last 2 years).
- Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate*
- Copy of academic transcripts or diplomas from university/post-secondary institution, if applicable.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before December 2019 will be considered.
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