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How to apply for 2019 Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholarships

Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholarships
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Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholarships
Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholarships

What you need to about Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholarships 2019

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.

Eligibility for 2019 Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarships

  1. Have lost one or both parents
  2. Have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years;
  3. Were born after 1st October, 1996
  4. Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class
  5. Be willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university
  6. Have no dependents that could interfere with academic progress
  7. Are in good health and capable of studying abroad
  8. Are able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programmes, over the course of one year, before attending university
  9. Are willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society after graduating from university
  10. Do not have the financial means to attend university
  11. Are proficient in English

Countries that can apply

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

Best ways to apply for Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholarships 2019

Apply via https://en.ashinaga.org/apply/

Documents needed to process your application

  • Copy of national ID card or passport
  • Copy of term reports / high school transcripts (the last 2 years)
  • Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate
  • Copy of academic transcripts or diplomas from university/post-secondary institution, if applicable
  • Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status
  • Copy of birth certificate of applicant
  • A passport sized photo (3.5cm x 4.5cm)

Applicants should note the following:

  • Applications are open between 16th September to 16th December 2018
  • Successful applicants will be invited to a second application round in late January which will be open between 28th January to 28th February 2019
  • This second round will include additional questions and essays to help us better understand your leadership potential and how you intend to use your university education to help others in the future.
  • Successful applicants from the second round will be invited to an assessment day in April 2019 where Ashinaga conducts individual interviews and sets an examination to better 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 do so may result in dismissal from the application process.

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