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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung/Uganda Martyrs University Bachelor and Masters Scholarships for African Students 2018/2019

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) announces scholarships for Bachelor and Masters degree programmes in four disciplines listed below.

Application Deadline: 4th May, 2018.

Eligible Countries: Uganda, South Sudan

To be taken at (country): Uganda

About the Award: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University(UMU) announces scholarships for Bachelor and Masters Degree programmes in four disciplines, namely:

Long-Distance Programme
(1) Local Governance and Human Rights (Bachelor and Masters Degree),
(2) Democracy and Development Studies (Bachelor Degree),
(3) Development Studies (Masters Degree),

Full-Time Programme
(4) Research and Public Policy (Masters Degree).

Type: Bachelor and Masters taught


  • 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 and/or engagement in social, developmental and/or political sphere(s) may be an additional advantage; ➢ Priority will be given to applicants with genuine financial need
  • Priority will be given to applicants with genuine financial needs

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship:

  • 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 on the study.
  • Successful candidates from South Sudan shall have the cost for international air or bus tickets to Uganda as well as their visa for the residential workshops covered under the scholarship.
  • The student shall however still meet all costs of inland travel either in Uganda or South Sudan.

How to Apply: 

  • A personal statement (letter of motivation) providing the following information:
    • An explanation of the reason for applying for financial support from KAS
    • A statement of the applicant’s academic goals and interests
    • A description of the relevant work experience (or social political engagements) related to the chosen programme of study
    • An outline of the applicant’s career objectives and how the study programme will help in the achievement of these goals
  • A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages);
  • Copies of relevant transcripts from schools or universities;
  • Proof of admission to UMU or evidence of having applied for any of the programmes under the scholarship scheme;
  • Two letters from referees (professional or academic), signed and sealed.


Complete Applications should be addressed to: The Country Representative Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and be delivered as follows:

  1. Either by email to: [email protected]
  2. Or by post to Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung P.O. Box 647, Kampala
  3. Or hand delivered to Plot 51A, Prince Charles Drive, Kololo

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details and pdf

Award Provider: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

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