Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarships for Young Africans

Ashinaga Africa Initiative
Sharifah Sofia Albukhary 2018-2019 Undergraduate Scholarship at University of York in UK

Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarships for Young Africans 

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.


Applicants must:


  • Have lost one or both parents;
  • Have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years;
  • Were born after 1st October, 1996;
  • Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class;

Be willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university

Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Working email address and telephone number
  • Document proving the death of one or both parents, such as a death certificate
  • Proof of age, such as a birth certificate, national ID or passport
  • Secondary school/high school graduation certificate
  • Results from final national exams
  • Academic report cards from the last two years of high school/secondary school
  • Passport-style photo of yourself
  • 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.


How to apply

  • There are three ways to apply for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative, although we prefer online applications or those sent by email.
  • There is no application fee, and you must never pay anyone to apply or to apply on your behalf.
  • For more information and scholarship application details, see; application details, see; Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholarships for Young Africans 



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