The scholarships fall in two areas:
(1) Local Governance and Human Rights (Bachelor and Masters Degree),
(2) Democracy and Development Studies (Bachelors Degree)
A total of 12 scholarships are available and shall be awarded on a competitive basis.
Eligibility / Selection Criteria
- Applicants must be citizens of either Uganda or South Sudan and should not be more than 30 years for bachelors programmes, and 35 years for masters programmes;
- Applicants must have proof of academic excellence in previous levels of education;
- Applicants shall provide a motivational letter indicating why they desire to undertake the particular course; applicants holding leadership positions or portray potential for future leadership may have an added advantage;
- Current or past employment in relevant programme areas such as engagement in social, developmental and/or political sphere(s) may have additional advantage;
- Priority will be given to applicants with genuine financial needs.
The Scholarship Package
For successful candidates, the scholarship shall cover the cost of tuition and the residential workshops as charged by the university. The student is expected on his/her own or through other sources to meet the cost of transport, books, research and other expenses.
Successful candidates from South Sudan shall have the cost for international air or bus tickets to Uganda for the residential workshops (also) covered under the scholarship.
A reimbursement shall also be made for the cost for one international return ticket for the graduate admission test conducted at the University for Master Students – but only when a student has been successfully selected for the scholarship. The student shall however still meet all costs of inland travel either in Uganda or South Sudan.
Please note: Continuing students are eligible to apply if they fulfill the above criteria. Future students can apply for scholarships even before they are admitted, but a scholarship may only be granted after confirmation of admission at UMU.
1) A one or two page motivational letter;
2) A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
3) Copies of relevant transcripts and certificates;
4) Proof of admission to Uganda Marty’s University or evidence of having applied for any of the programmes under the scholarship scheme;
5) Proof of current or previous employment, preferably copies of appointment letters and/or evidence of past or current engagement in social, developmental and/or political sphere(s);
6) Two letters from refers who are not relatives to the applicant, signed, stamped and sealed.
Completed Applications should be addressed and submitted to:
The Country Representative Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Dr. Angelika Klein, P.O. Box 647, Kampala; or hand delivered to Plot 51A, Princ Charles Drive, Kololo; or by Mail to: [email protected]
Deadline is 30th May, 2013 . Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Contact: The Registrar, Uganda Martyrs University, Tel: (+256) 038 410611, or Email: [email protected]