Scholarship Name: Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation- Undergraduate Scholarships for Female Students
Brief description: The Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation offer Undergraduate scholarships for Women from Uganda to study at the University in Uganda
Accepted Subject Areas?
The Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation (FSF) was launched in November 2010 as a continuation of the Makerere University Female Scholarship Initiative (FSI). With $4 million support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, FSI funded 691 girls from poor socio-economic background to access university education from 2001-2010. Makerere University realized the need for a scholarship foundation in order to support more female students who would otherwise drop out of school after secondary school level.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2010
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate Scholarships for female students
By what Criteria is Selection Made?
Academic excellence, with more points scored for girls studying science disciplines.
Who is qualified to apply?
- A female student admitted to Makerere University on Private Sponsorship Scheme.
- Student should be from a genuinely poor socio-economic background.
- First year female students admitted on the basis of ‘A’ level results only (current or previous years) who should not be more than 25 years.
- A person with leadership experience and/or potential.
- Those not admitted on Uganda Government sponsorship to any public university.
- Those who do not hold any other scholarship e.g. District Scholarship, Kulika, etc.
How Many Scholarship Positions are available? Several
What are the benefits?
The scholarship is limited to tuition fees only for the stipulated period of study
How long will sponsorship last? For the duration of the undergraduate program
Eligible African Countries
To be taken at (country): Uganda
What time of year does Application Close?
Application Deadline is 17 August 2012
Offered annually? Yes
How can I Apply?
Obtain free application forms from:
Makerere University, Gender Mainstreaming Directorate,
Senate Building, Level 4, Room 401
P.O Box 7062, Kampala – UGANDA
Tel. +256 414 540184
Visit scholarship webpage
Sponsors: The goal of the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation is to increase the enrolment, retention and improve the academic performance of female under graduate students at Makerere University with specific emphasis on sciences and giving priority to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented geographical areas in Uganda.