Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Bursary 2023

Now here’s a great opportunity for students with a passion for various fields.

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is now looking for eager and talented students to apply for its bursary program.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to further their studies in this field but lacks the financial means to do so.

The bursary program will require you to meet a few requirements to be considered an ideal applicant.

If you meet these requirements, then you need to apply right away.

Below is a breakdown of exactly how this bursary works and what you will need to do during the application process.

Closing Date

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Bursary application period will end on 20 January 2023.

Please make sure to submit your application and any other supporting materials by this date.

Your application won’t be taken into account by the bursary provider if you don’t do this.

What Is This Bursary About?

Yoshiomi Tamai founded Ashinaga after losing her mother in a car accident, and the organization has provided emotional and financial assistance to youngsters all over the world who have lost one or both of their parents.

In 2014, the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) was founded. Since its establishment, AAI has assisted over 110,000 orphaned students.

The company’s goal is to give financial aid to eligible and meritorious students pursuing undergraduate degree studies at overseas universities.

For the forthcoming academic year, AAI is seeking students to engage in the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Leadership Programme.

AAI offers scholarships to students wishing to study at overseas universities. The initiative primarily targets kids from Sub-Saharan African nations who have lost one or both parents.

Students that are chosen must return to Sub-Saharan Africa to actively participate in development, transformation, and innovation.

Ashinaga will organize the Ashinaga Study Camp, which will choose the student’s country of study.

The choice will be based on academic performance, language requirements, visa constraints, and available study courses in the country.

Accommodation, transport, tuition, and other necessary expenses will be covered by the Leadership Programme (including Preparation and Study Camp).

There are three stages to the program:

Preparation and Study Camp: Selected students will be required to attend a study camp in Senegal/Uganda, where they will get support in preparing for their studies abroad.

The program also includes university application (to Europe, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom), leadership development, and career preparation.

The training camp will prepare students for the different disparities they would face when studying overseas, and students will be able to enroll in institutions in 2024.

During University: The program will cover all of your expenses while studying overseas.

Students must engage in internships (in their native country or Sub-Saharan Africa) and Ashinaga leadership development programs.

Following graduation: Applicants must return to their home country In Sub-Saharan Africa and contribute to Africa for a minimum of one year.

Who Can Apply

For candidates to be considered eligible for the Leadership Programme, the following qualifying conditions must be completed:

  • The candidate must have been born after September 1, 2001, and have lost one or both parents.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of one of the nations listed on Ashinaga’s official website.
  • The applicant must have finished secondary school and obtained their results. It would be ideal if you were among the top ten in your class.
  • The candidate must desire to complete their undergraduate degree overseas.
  • The candidate must be in need of financial support.
  • The candidate must be proficient in French, English, and Portuguese, free of dependents, and in excellent health.

What Does This Bursary Cover?

This bursary program will provide financial cover for a candidate’s study-related fees.

How To Apply

Applying for this bursary is fairly easy, all you need to do is to sign up for an account on the Ashinaga website.

That is how it keeps track of the apps. So click on the page and register as an applicant.

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Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email within a month of applying. If you do not receive any correspondence, consider your application to be failed.

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 When applying for the program, you must provide the following papers:

  • Birth Certificate/Passport/Identification Card
  • The last high school exams certificate
  • Transcripts from a recent school year or a high school term report
  • Photographs for Passports
  • Complete term reports for the last two years
  • Secondary school diploma
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal or a school instructor noting the student’s character or achievement in secondary school (Email, contact number should be included stamped on official document)
  • Certificate of participation in extracurricular activities
  • Certificate of Death for a Deceased Parent/Parents

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this bursary, then you can get in touch with Ashinaga directly through the following means:


Good luck with your application!