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ASHINAGA SCHOLARSHIP FOR ORPHANED CHILDREN TENABLE IN THE AC...
11/12/15
The Ministry of Education & Skills Development invites applicants from qualified citizens of Botswana for one (1)  Undergraduate Scholarship sponsored by Ashinaga for July 2016 intake. Ashinaga is a Japan-based non-profit organization which provides 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 in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc. The Scholarship covers cost of tuition, accommodation (during the terms and vacation), insurance, flight and provides monthly stipend which covers food and necessary academic costs.

ASHINAGA SCHOLARSHIP FOR ORPHANED CHILDREN TENABLE IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016

The Ministry of Education & Skills Development invites applicants from qualified citizens of Botswana for one (1) Undergraduate Scholarship sponsored by Ashinaga for July 2016 intake. Ashinaga is a Japan-based non-profit organization which provides 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 in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc. The Scholarship covers cost of tuition, accommodation (during the terms and vacation), insurance, flight and provides monthly stipend which covers food and necessary academic costs.

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must;

• Be citizen of Botswana in good condition of health and capable to study abroad

• Have lost one or both parents (and can submit an official document proving this)

• Have completed 12years of education (Primary and Secondary school) within the last two •

 Be below 22 years at the time of application

• Be proficient in either English, French or Portuguese

• Have an outstanding academic performance with minimum of 44 points (BGCSE or equivalent)

• Be able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs before attending university

• Be willing to contribute to society in Africa after graduating from university

• Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED:

• Application forms with one (1) passport sized photo

• Certified copy of School certificate or result slip

• Certified copy of General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

• Certified copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s) or alternative official document

• Certified copy of birth certificate

• Recommendation letter from Principal or Class teacher

• Typed/Written two (2) Essays:

 i. Essay 1: ‘Please tell us why you wish to study abroad. In addition, please tell us what you wish to study at university; and what you wish to do back in Africa after graduation from university. (maximum 500 words)

ii. Essay 2: ‘Please tell us about your experience losing your parent(s). What challenges have you faced since this experience and how have you overcome them? (maximum 500 words)

N.B Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Tertiary Education Financing office, DTEF facebook page, Ministry of Education & skills Development website or downloadable from the Ashinaga website; www.ashinaga.org i.e download page 5-7 only of ‘100 Year vision Scholarship Programme 2016’ document.

All applicants must be addressed to: Director Department of Tertiary Education Financing Private Bag 0079 Gaborone

Closing date: 31 December 2015

For further clarification contact Publicity office at 3719319/ 20/ 21/ 22

NB: ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED

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