The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is one of Ashinaga’s efforts to support students who have either lost one or both parents. This program aims to fund their undergraduate studies and help them prepare to become Africa’s future leaders.

Award Details

  • Number of Scholarships: 1
  • Amount: full funding (includes tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees)
  • Eligible Host Country: no restrictions
  • Eligible Nationalities: citizens of sub-Saharan African countries
  • Eligible Degrees: any Bachelor’s degree
  • Latest Deadline: 28 January 2022
    • However, applications from Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Mozambique closed last 15 October 2021
  • Contest Link


The AAI program awards winners annually. For an even more comprehensive guide to this program, check out the AAI Applicant Handbook.