Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program 2019/2020 – Uganda.

Application Deadline: June 14th 2019

The Forum for African Women Educationalists Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) with support from the Mastercard Foundation, is implementing through FAWE Uganda Chapter an eight-year (2016—2024) Higher Education Access Program targeting 300 youth (70% female and 30% male) from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and regions of Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda. The overall goal of the program is to enable a total of 300 young women and men from the disadvantaged regions of Uganda to access, transition through higher education and secure employment in sectors that contribute to the development of their home communities.

This will be achieved through two (2) specific student-focused objectives:

1)To provide bursaries to 300 bright students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda to access and complete higher education; and,

2)To provide academic and psycho-social support and facilitate pathways for the students to internships, industrial practice and employment.

The program is being implemented in partnership with particular institutions: Busitema University; Mbarara University of Science and Technology; Gulu University; Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery; and, Medical Laboratory Technology Training School, Jinja with 60% of slots dedicated towards degree courses and 40% towards diploma courses.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The applicant must be aged between 18 and 25 years; 
  • The applicant must have sat his/her advanced level (S.6) examinations in 2018; 
  • The applicant must be applying for direct entry into the partner institutions of learning for the academic year 2019/2020; 
  • The applicant must have been born in and be a resident of any of the 13 programme districts of Bukwo, Buyende, Katakwi, Mayuge, Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Kanungu, Ntoroko, Adjumani, Amudat, Amuru, Kaabong and Pader. 
  • The applicant must have attended Ordinary or Advanced Level Education in any of the 13 programme districts; 
  • Applicants who sat their Advanced Level Education (S6) examinations in schools outside their districts of birth but within the specific regions of Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda qualify to apply for the bursaries; 
  • The applicant must be qualified for admission into the following programme areas of study: Agricultural Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences and Education courses (Science and Literature, degree only); 
  • The applicant must not be a current beneficiary of any other bursary scheme or scholarship; 
  • Other vulnerability aspects to be considered include: young people living with disability, HIV/AIDS– infected or affected, orphaned (total or partial). 
  • The Applicant must be willing to give back to his/her community through development services.

 Note: Female applicants from the 13 districts are highly encouraged to apply

How to apply 

  • Application forms will be available at NO cost at the offices of the Academic Registrars of the partner institutions of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Gulu University, Busitema University, Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Laboratory Training School in Jinja. 
  • Application forms can also be found at the District Education Offices in the 13 Program districts above and FAWE Uganda Office plot 328, Bukoto – Kisasi Road, P.O. Box 24117 Kampala, Uganda or downloaded from the website through the link below: 
  • Submit a fully filled-in application form to the office of the District Education Officer (DEO), any of the partner institutions or to FAWE Uganda Office. 
  • The deadline for applications is 14th June 2019, after which no applications will be accepted. 

Please note that;

i.Application forms are free of charge and NO fees/ facilitation or intermediaries required at any stage of the selection process.

ii.Inaccurate information or misinterpretation of any part of the application, falsification or incomplete application and any attempt to influence the process will lead to automatic disqualification or recommendation for dismissal from the program.

iii.All documents submitted will be subjected to thorough verification including home visits of successful applicants before final approval and award.

iv.Only shortlisted applicants will be notified at every stage of the selection process which will be conducted by a team of independent Regional Technical Bursary Committees (RBTCs) supervised by FAWE Uganda.

v.Applicants must provide evidence of Admission for direct entry to the partner’s institutions of; Busitema University; Mbarara University of Science and Technology; Gulu University; Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery; and, Medical Laboratory Technology Training School, Jinja for Academic year 2019/2020.

For further enquiry and assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Officer 0772545021/0753545021

HEAP Application Form 2019[HEAP Application Form 2019]706 Kb

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FAWE Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program 2019/2020


  1. Dear officer
    I am Asaba Geofrey from bundibugyo district western uganda.
    I would like to re-apply for the FAWE scholarship as iwas admitted to mbarara university of science and technology for the programme
    Petroleum engineering and environmental management .
    With your help of attaining the sholarship,i will be able to attain higher education .
    I will appear for any interview if called upon.
    Let me hope my request will be granted positively.
    Thank you!


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