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Ashinaga Scholarship for Orphaned Students from Sub-Saharan Africa

Participating University

Full Scholarship

Ashinaga's Univeristy Partners

Undergraduate Degree


23 January 2024


United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Brazil


Scholarship Description

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.


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 1st August 2021, including all of 2022 and 2023) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 9th, 2024.

  • Be born after 1st September 2001.

  • 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.

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