Uganda Scholarships

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It can be a difficult processing time when a student is researching which scholarship best fits the qualifications they have garnered since they graduated high school. Some scholarships require exam grades, grade point average minimum scores, or essay’s detailing a specific question or a personal antidote about who they are as an individual. However, it shouldn’t be a hard choice to flip through what available scholarships there are via a scholarship database.

Below there will be a list of scholarships that is available for students to study in Uganda and for citizens of Uganda a to either study abroad or at a university nearby. Also, we have placed in what top degrees are receiving praise and are deemed the ‘top degrees’ that are being pursued by students in Uganda.

Student Visa and Work Permit Are Needed for International Students to Study in Uganda

The student visa process for students to legally work and be paid in Uganda is in fact can take some time to process. We suggest that students send in the necessary information as quickly as possible and months ahead of their arrival date to Uganda. Students would just need to send in their information and the acceptance letter of the university they were accepted to. To so that they intend to study and work in the country. This is the best way for students to be admitted back into the country under legal protocol.

Scholarships in Uganda:

  • Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation
  • BSc Electronic and Computer Engineering Scholarships, Politecnico di Torino
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD Scholarships
  • Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering Scholarships
  • Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management Scholarships
  • DAAD Scholarship Program
  • Doctorate Scholarships in Membrane Engineering
  • Education for Sustainable Energy Development
  • ALGANT Master Scholarship
  • Agris Mundus Master in Sustainable Development – Agriculture Scholarships
  • Doctoral Scholarships in Law, Science and Technology
  • Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management Scholarships (MESPOM)
  • African Climate Change Fellowship Program
  • African Fellows Program (AFP) – Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme
  • African Girls Congress Fellowship Awards
  • African Development Journalism Fellowships
  • Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
  • Charles Pick Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists
  • Fellowships in Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Fellowships in Singapore
  • Leland International Hunger Fellowship
  • L’ORÉAL/UNESCO Regional Fellowships for Women in Science
  • Newton International Fellowships
  • Nieman Fellowships
  • Nuffic Scholarship – NFP Fellowships
  • Oak International Human Rights Fellowship
  • O’Brien Fellowships for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
  • Ochberg Fellowship Program

There are many scholarships available to Uganda citizens and residents of the country, that is easy to access. This can be done by looking for Uganda or African foundation organizations that look to help Uganda citizens to earn a higher education.

Some foundations include:

  • Ugandan Girls Scholarship Foundation
  • Amity Foundation
  • The Madhvani Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Our Ugandan Scholars – Simbi Foundation
  • St. Nicholas Uganda Children’s Fund | Farah Foundation

We also want to share some of the top degrees that has received incredible reviews and are even suggested by graduates of these subject fields.

Top Degrees in Uganda:

  • Medical
  • Law
  • Civil Engineering
  • ICT
  • Nursing

Latest Active Scholarships from Uganda

Youth Empowerment Award, Uganda, 2024

Scholarship Name: Youth Empowerment Award, Uganda, 2024

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Country: Uganda

Description: Empowering Uganda's Youth: The Youth Empowerment Award In Uganda, The Youth Empowerment Award For 2024 Offers A Chance For Young Leaders To Shine. Let's Explore This Scholarship And What It Means For Uganda's Future. Sponsorship This Award Is Proudly Sponsored By A Non-profit Organization Dedicated...

Date Published: 12 May 2024

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$1500 Agricultural Development Grant Uganda 2024

Scholarship Name: $1500 Agricultural Development Grant Uganda 2024

5 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: Introduction In An Effort To Enhance Agricultural Development And Support Aspiring Farmers, The Government Of Uganda Has Introduced The $1500 Agricultural Development Grant. This Grant Aims To Empower Individuals Interested In Pursuing Agricultural Studies And Contribute To The Growth Of Uganda's Farming Sector. By Providing...

Date Published: 05 January 2024

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) 2023 Scholarships for Ugandan Students

6 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Aspires To Increase The Number Of Scholars It Funds Around The World By Inviting Those Who Satisfy The Criteria To Apply For Its Fellowship Program. The KAS's Scholarship Programs Have Helped Pay For The Education Of Thousands Upon Thousands Of...

Date Published: 27 August 2023

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Scholarship Name: Ongoing Local Scholarships in Uganda 2023

4 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: Meeting The Financial Requirements Of Your Study As A Ugandan Student Can Be Exhausting When You Do Not Have A Direct Sponsor. You May Have To Take After-school Jobs That Can Rob You Of Study Time. Instead Of Going With This Option, You Can Easily Apply...

Date Published: 05 August 2022

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Scholarship Name: German Development Bank (KFW) Masters Scholarships 2022/2023 for East African Students

3 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: Application For The German Development Bank KFW Masters Scholarships 2022-2023 Is opening Soon! This Scholarship Is For Students From The East African Community (EAC) For KFW-funded Masters's Scholarships. To Apply Successfully, Please Read This Article To Learn All The Details About This Award: Eligibility Criteria, Requirements,...

Date Published: 31 May 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded Cavendish University Uganda 2022 General Gabriel Jok Riak Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

4 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: This Scholarship Was Established In 2018 In Memory Of General Gabriel Jok Riak, An Eminent Alumnus Of Cavendish University Uganda Who Was Appointed As The Chief Of Defence Forces Of The South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF) A Day After Receiving His Bachelor's Degree In Military...

Date Published: 27 April 2022

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Chinese Embassy Scholarship

Scholarship Name: $50,000 USD The Chinese Embassy Scholarship Project - Uganda 2022

4 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: The Chinese Embassy Which Is Located In Uganda Offers Over 30 Plus Scholarships. All Of These Scholarship Are Available From Makerere University. However, The Only Reason These Scholarships Will Be Awarded To Students, Will Be Specific Individuals Who Are Continuing Their Higher Education And Will...

Date Published: 16 March 2022

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Scholarship Name: Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship

1 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: In An Attempt To Assist Student-athletes From Jefferson High School In Their Road To College, The Community Foundation Of Northern Illinois Is Pleased To Offer The Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship Was Established In Memory Of Buster Lindsay, A Resident Of The Community Who...

Date Published: 25 January 2018

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Scholarship Name: MUST PHARMBIOTRAC MSc and PhD Scholarships for International Students

1 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: PHARMBIOTRAC Will Provide Financial Support To Selected Highly Motivated, Research-focused And Qualified Candidates To Pursue Their MSc And PhD Study Programmes With The Main Purpose At Achieving The Goal Of The Center. Mbarara University Of Science And Technology (MUST), Is The Second Oldest Public University...

Date Published: 04 August 2017

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Scholarship Name: UTAMU Masters Scholarships in Uganda

1 min read

Country: Uganda

Description: The Regional Universities Forum For Capacity Building In Agriculture (RUFORUM) In Partnership With Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) Is Proud To Offer 10 Masters Scholarships. These Scholarships Are Open For The Applicants From All Over The World. The Main Purpose Of The Scholarship Is...

Date Published: 01 August 2017

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  1. Am a Ugandan college student at Bukalasa Agriculture institute. I sought l can get financial help as am struggling to pay my tuition

  2. I would really love to be offered a full scholarship for law study because I’m unable to sponsor myself. Thanks

    1. I understand how important this scholarship is for you to achieve your dreams. I recommend checking out PickAScholarship ( for opportunities that may be a good fit for you. Remember to thoroughly review the eligibility criteria and deadlines for each scholarship you apply to. Good luck!

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