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 education abroad. We support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change, by providing access to full support to review at a university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree). Ashinaga support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.
Learn more about the Ashinaga Africa Initiative
How to Apply
Applications for Cohort 9 (2022) Ashinaga Africa Initiative are now open. Please note that applying for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative may be a long process, and you’ll not receive the results until the top of May 2022.
There are two stages to the Ashinaga Africa Initiative application process;
Applicant Registration: all applicants must first confirm their eligibility by registering for the program. Only students who register for the program and are deemed eligible will receive the appliance form by email.
Each decision about an applicant’s eligibility is predicated on the standards outlined previously and their academic record. Our expectations for the tutorial record of an applicant reflects the tutorial level we expect students to possess so as thrive as a part of our intensive academic leadership program.
Application: all students who register for the program will receive an email with a link to the appliance form within 1 month of their registration if they’re eligible for the program.
Applicant Registration Deadline: Midnight GMT Friday 28th January 2022*
*The deadline for applicants from Lusophone countries (Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Príncipe and Mozambique) is Midnight GMT Friday 15th October 2021
APPLY TO THE ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE
Have lost one or both parents.
Have completed lyceum and received the results of their national lyceum examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 2nd August 2019, including all of 2020 and 2021) or will have completed lyceum and received final examination results before February 28th, 2022.
Be born after 1st September 1999.
Not have the means to attend university abroad without external support .
Be proficient in English, French or Portuguese.
Be regularly ranked within the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of lyceum .
Be ready to participate within the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, over the course of 1 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 an honest enough health condition to be ready to study abroad.
This is an inventory of the documents you’ll got to submit as a part of your application:
Photo or scan of a minimum of one among the subsequent documents; Passport, National ID Card or certificate
Photo or scan of your most up-to-date highschool Term Report/Transcript
Photo or scan of your final highschool Examination Results Certificate (if applicable)**
**For students receiving their examination leads to February 2022, we’ll ask you to send your examination certificate as soon as possible after you’ve got received it.
Passport style photograph
Passport or National ID Card
Birth certificate of applicant.
Death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.
All term reports / lyceum transcripts from the last 2 years.
Final lyceum examination certificate, showing grades in each subject*
A letter of advice from a principal or schoolteacher. this could be inclusive of their email address, telephone number and must contain information about your performance and character whilst at lyceum . All recommendation letters should contain a politician signature or stamp.
Academic transcripts or other results from university (if applicable).
Certificates for extracurricular activities, training courses, jobs or other commitments (if applicable).
Applicants must have citizenship and have completed/are completing highschool in one among the subsequent countries:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso , Burundi, Cabo Verde, CAR, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea , Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone , Somalia, South Africa , South Sudan, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Gambia , Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Selection Process (2022)
Applications for all countries are going to be assessed after the appliance deadline, and successful applicants are going to be invited to a final assessment. During this assessment, Ashinaga conducts individual interviews and sets an examination to raised understand students’ academic abilities and career goals in Sub-Saharan Africa . Students must bring all original academic documents and identification documents to the interview. Failure to try to to so may end in dismissal from the appliance process.
How to Apply for the AAI
There are 3 ways to use for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative, although we prefer online applications. there’s no application fee, and you want to never pay anyone to use or to use on your behalf. Please note that if you apply by post, all submitted documents won’t be returned to you. Therefore, you want to send copies of documents ONLY.
STEP1 Gather all the specified documents, apart from the appliance form.
Scan the specified documents in either PDF or JPG format.
More Details And Application HERE