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    Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) 2021

    Applications involve the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) 2021. The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is a world leadership program that cultivates subsequent generation of leaders to contribute to the event of Sub-Saharan Africa . AAI Scholars have lost one or both parents and are committed to returning to Sub-Saharan Africa to initiate change, innovation, and development.

    Details of Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) 2021

    • Open to: All Nationalities
    • Deadline: 28th February 2021

    The AAI provides access to full support to review at university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree), including tuition, room, travel costs and other necessary fees.

    Eligible Countries

    Have citizenship and have completed/are completing highschool in one among the subsequent 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, Sénégal, Sierra Leone , Somalia, South Africa , South Sudan, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Gambia , Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


    • Lost one or both parents.
    • Completed lyceum and passed national lyceum examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 1st September 2018, including all of 2019 and 2020) or will have completed lyceum and received final examination results before February 28th, 2021.
    • Born after 1st September 1998.
    • Do not have the means to attend university abroad without external support .
    • Proficient in English or French.
    • Regularly ranked within the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school. Students without strong grades are unlikely to achieve success .
    • Able to participate within the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, over the course of 1 year, before attending university.
    • Committed to returning home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa , and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.
    • No dependents who could interfere with academic progress.
    • A good enough health condition to be ready to study abroad.

    Application Process

    There are two stages to the Ashinaga Africa Initiative application process;

    • Registration: All applicants must first confirm the eligibility by registering for the program. Only students who register for the program and are deemed eligible (based on criteria/eligibility above) will receive the appliance form.
    • Application: All students who register for the program will receive an email with a link to the appliance form within 1 month of their registration if they’re eligible for the program.

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