Ashinaga, a Japan-based non-profit organization is offering The 100 Year-Vision scholarship program for bereaved or orphan students from African countries to undertake their undergraduate degree studies at the world’s leading universities in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc.
Since 2014, the 100 Year-Vision scholarship program 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; countries such as Japan, US, UK etc.
Each year, the 100 Year-Vision project will select one academically gifted bereaved student from Sub-Saharan African countries that would not have the opportunity to study at a university in their home country and provide him or her with a full scholarship to study abroad. It aims to nurture future leaders who will contribute to the development of their own countries upon their return, not long after completion of their study program abroad.
The 100-Year Vision Scholarship
Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Undergraduate
Country to Study in: Japan, Other countries (USA, UK, etc)
The application is open to those who:
Citizens of the following 35 Sub-saharan African countries:
Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Cote ‘lvoire, Gabon, Benin, Mozambique, Senegal, Togo, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Djibouti, Sudan, Burundi, Botswana, Madagascar, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, Cameroon, DR Congo, Somalia, Nigeria, Gambia, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde
Higher institutions outside of Africa, in countries such as Japan, USA, UK etc
Fields of study
All available courses that are offered at the student’s choice higher institution
Number of awards
For 2016/2017 academic session, 35 students will be selected. 25 students were selected last year, and 10 students the year before last.
The period of sponsorship is for the whole period of undergraduate studies
The 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.
Method of Application
Important: 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.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
It is important to read through this guideline and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.
Applications close on the 29th of February 2016
Successful candidates will be contacted via email in late-March 2016. They will be invited to attend an interview in their home country, which will take place in April 2016.*
Ashinaga is an NPO based in Japan that has supported 95,000 bereaved students educationally, emotionally and financially, ranging from infancy right up to the completion of higher education. The main causes of bereavement being traffic accidents, natural disasters, illness, war and suicide. The organisation has been supporting 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, now in its third year of existence (as at January 2016), has the goal to nurture future leaders in Africa by providing full scholarships to orphaned students to study abroad. The 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.
Application Deadline: 29 February 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY Africans)