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Ashinaga Africa Initiative Fully-Funded Leadership Program for Sub-Saharan African Students in Japan, 2022

Applicants are invited to become a part of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative Fully-Funded Leadership Program for the academic session 2022/2023. The programme is open to excellent students from Sub-Saharan Africa.

The funding program aims to provide high potential orphaned students with access to higher education in Japan, the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.A.

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Amazing opportunity for excellent students to get funding for their education in Japan.

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With a history of more than 55 years, Ashinaga is a Japanese foundation that has enabled more than 110,000 orphaned students to gain access to advanced learning. It provides financial support and emotional care to young people around the world who have lost either one or both parents.

Why would you like to join Ashinaga? Ashinaga offers the financial, educational, and emotional support needed for higher learning to bright, orphaned students around the globe.

Application Deadline: January 28, 2022

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Ashinaga
  • Department: N/A
  • Course Level: Leadership Program
  • Award: Fully-Funded
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: Sub-Saharan African Students
  • The award can be taken in Japan,US, UK, France, Brazil


  • Eligible Countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, CAR, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Leadership Programme
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Have lost one or both parents.
  • Have completed secondary school and passed national secondary school examination (technical and vocational qualifications not accepted) within the last two years
  • Have citizenship and have completed/are completing high school in one of the above countries
  • Were born after 1st September 1998.
  • Do not have the means to attend university abroad without external financial support.
  • Are regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school. Students without strong grades are unlikely to be successful.
  • Are able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, over the course of one year, before attending university.
  • Are 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.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: In order to apply for the programme, all applicants must first confirm their eligibility by registering for the program. Only students who register for the program and are deemed eligible (based on criteria/eligibility on the previous page) will receive the application form. If you are invited to complete the application you can submit the application online or by email.
  • Supporting Documents: Must submit 1. Copy of all term reports / high school transcripts from the last 2 years. 2. Copy of final secondary school examination certificate (if you did not submit it with your registration form) 3. Copy of academic transcripts/diplomas from university / post-secondary institution, (if applicable). 4. Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of a parent(s) or orphan status. 5. Copy of birth certificate of the applicant. 6. Copies of certificates for extracurricular activities, training courses, jobs or commitments (if applicable). 7. A letter of recommendation from a principal or school teacher. This should be inclusive of their email address, phone number and must contain information about your performance and character whilst at secondary school. All recommendation letters should contain an official signature or stamp.
  • Admission Requirements: Candidates are required to hold their previous Certificates of Degree.
  • Language Requirement: If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.


The Ashinaga Africa Initiative will provide access to full financial support to study at university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree), including tuition, room, travel costs, and other necessary fees.

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  1. Aleke Matthew says:

    Thanks for your support to Africa. Please are there opportunities for Ph.D scholarships? If yes, can you avail me of the link?

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