2021 Fully funded Ashinaga Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Applications are invited for Fully funded Ashinaga Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Sub-Saharan African Countries. Ashinaga is Japan-based non-profit organization that offers scholarship to students from select African countries to study for undergraduate degrees at the world’s leading universities in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc. The aim of the award is to encourage brilliant students from developing counties to become leading professionals in their own countries.

Scholarship Details

  • Application Opening date:19th October 2020.
  • Eligible Field of Study: courses offered at candidate’s choice higher institution
  • To be taken at (country): Higher institutions outside of Africa, in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc
  • Number of Awards: Number of Scholarships: Not specified
  • Type: undergraduate
  • Value of Scholarship: The Ashinaga (100-Year Vision) Scholarship provides a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, accommodation (during the terms and vacation), insurance, flight, and provides monthly stipend which covers food and necessary academic costs.
  • Duration of Scholarship: for the period of undergraduate studies

Eligible Countries

  • Anglophone countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius*, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles*, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • Francophone countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon*, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo.
  • Lusophone countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau,  Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe


  • Applicants must have lost one or both parents.
  • Applicants must have completed secondary school and passed national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 1st September 2017, including all of 2018 and 2019) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2020. 
  • Applicants were born after 1st September, 1997;
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class;
  • Applicants must be willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university;
    (See the full list of requirements here)

How to Apply

Interest applicants are to complete online applications. There is no application fee, and you must never pay anyone to apply or to apply on your behalf.

Completed application form must contain

  • 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

For more information, Visit Scholarship Webpage


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