Ashinaga Bereaved Undergraduate Scholarships for Africans to Study in Japan, USA, UK



Ashinaga provides educational and emotional support for orphaned students worldwide through the Ashinaga Bereaved Undergraduate Scholarships .

Our programs enable these students to overcome emotional trauma, advance in their education, and become agents of social change.

Scholarship Description

Ashinaga is offering The 100 Year-Vision scholarship program for bereaved or orphan students from Africa to undertake undergraduate degree studies at world renowned universities in countries like Japan, USA, UK etc.

Since 2014, the 100 Year-Vision scholarship has provided talented orphaned students from sub-Saharan African countries with the opportunity to apply for and to potentially pursue a higher education (for the level of undergraduate degree) at the world’s leading universities outside Africa.

Each year, the 100 Year-Vision project will select one academically gifted bereaved student from each eligible African country who do not have the opportunity to study at a university in their own home country and provide him or her with a full scholarship to study abroad.


The application is open to those who:

  1. Have lost one or both parents (and can submit an official document proving this)
  2. Have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years, or those who will complete 12 years of education by December 31 of application year. Vocational certificates not accepted.
  3. Have citizenship and completed/completing high school in one of the countries listed below
  4. Are below 23 years old at the time of this application
  5. Do not have the financial means to attend university
  6. Are proficient in either English, French or Portuguese
  7. Have an outstanding academic performance at school
  8. Are able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs before attending university
  9. Are willing to contribute to society in Africa after graduating from university
  10. Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress
  11. Be in good condition of health and capable of studying abroad*

Selection Criteria

Students are chosen on the basis that they want to return to their countries in order to develop the industry in their chosen field of study, hopefully with positive social impact.

Course(s) Offered:

Several fields

Course Level:




Country to Study in:

Japan, Other countries (USA, UK, etc)

Eligible groups

Citizens of the following Sub-Saharan African countries:
a). English speaking: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Sudan, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, Somalia, Nigeria, The Gambia, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Angola

b). French-speaking: Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Burundi, Gabon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Cameroon, Togo, Madagascar, Comoros

Participating Institutions

Leading universities in countries outside Africa e.g. Japan, USA, UK etc

Fields of study

Available courses at participating universities

Sponsorship duration

The period of sponsorship is for the whole period of undergraduate studies

Scholarship benefits

This award 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.

Method of Application

There is no application fee. Do not pay any money to anybody. Students are required to complete an application and submit copies of all academic and identity documents.

There are three ways to apply for the 100-Year Vision Scholarship – Online (preferred option), By Email or By Post. Please choose one method and submit all the correct documents before the deadline. See the image below to guide you.

Ashinaga 100-Year Vision Full Scholarships for Undergraduate African Orphans
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All documents must be submitted in English, French, or Portuguese. If it is not one of these three languages, candidates must have the documents translated. See the 2017 announcement.

It is important to read through this guideline(pdf) and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.


Applications are currently closed for this scholarship.

Please note:

Ashinaga is a Non-Profit Organisation based in Japan that support bereaved students educationally, emotionally and financially, ranging from infancy right up to the completion of higher education.

The organisation has supported young people in Japan for around 50 years but expanded to start helping students internationally in 1999 after the natural disasters in Turkey, Colombia and Taiwan.

The 100-Year Vision program has the goal to nurture future leaders in Africa by providing full scholarships to orphaned students to study abroad, whom it is hoped will contribute to development of their own countries upon their return, not long after completion of their study program abroad.



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  1. What if you don’t have access to your transcripts or school reports since you were sponsored ans your sponsor used to take them for following up with your progress

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