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EDUCATION: UWC scholarships for Uganda now open, deadline is March 16, 2018

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Uganda has around 300 alumni who attended UWC (United World Colleges) on scholarships.

Stephen Masaba (UWA Business Development Manager), Faith Kasirye (USA) and Martha Leah Nangalama (IT Infrastructure Analyst for ExxonMobil) were the first 3 who went out of Uganda on UWC scholarships. Wales, US, Canada (in order).

We have a selection committee in Uganda which consists of UWC alumni. All applications are sent to that committee and all interviews are held in Uganda by the Uganda committee.

By the way, I attended (school for students with exceptional promise for the future). Ya ya ya… you gonna say I am bragging but please, sasomela mu UPE mu SHITHOLE namwe.  Singa nali nasomela my pit latrine, mulowoza nali ndi wano daily okubagamba nti mweyambe? My sister is going to say “Leah, reduce on kajanja” naye tamanyi nti ndi mu Norway naye mwe muli mu SHITHOLE!


These are opportunities to study abroad without STATEHOUSE. The scholarships used to cover everything from your airline ticket, tuition, housing, food and pocket money.  However, over the years with expensive education not being funded for private schools away, UWC Uganda might now offer a partial scholarship.

I am not in tune with what is being offered this year for September 2018 intake but below is what the committee in Uganda has on our website.

Atte temunsamuliza ennaku yamwe mbu “tuyambe, do application 4 mi”.  The deadline is upon you.  Perhaps you should save on your social bundles and go to a cafe and read what follows.

“The striking thing about United World Colleges (UWC) is that they embrace the entire world across all divides of race, history, culture, wealth, religion, economic status and political belief: they are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.” N. Mandela, Honorary President

UWC Uganda 2018 Applications are now OPEN!January 29, 2018

Scholarship awards (full and partial) are available for Uganda nationals who completed S4 examinations in November/December 2017 for entry in August 2018/January 2019. Non-funded opportunities for study at a UWC are also available. Girl students are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants should be 16-17 years old by August 2018.

How to apply?

Applications, in the student’s own hand writing, should include the following four components:

(i) A letter of introduction and motivation (300-500 words) giving reasons for the application, and record of extra-curricular and service activities. This letter should include:

a. Student’s full names, gender, and passport size photo;

b. Place and date of birth;

c. Contact details [i.e. address; mobile number; e-mail address];

d. Source of UWC information – how did you learn about the UWC?

(ii) A short essay (200-300 words) commenting on the following statement: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” (Jane Goodall);

(iii) Personal reference from the school head teacher/principal, or a school teacher well acquainted with the student;

(iv) Official record of national S4 (Ordinary Level) examination results for exams conducted in November/December 2017.

Individual applications can be submitted by post-mail or e-mail:

UWC Review Panel (National Committee)

c/o P.O. Box 24749

Kampala, Uganda


All applications must be received by Friday 16 March 2018. Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be considered. Individual applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in anticipation of any delays in the postal service. For further information contact the UWC Review Panel at 041 71 71 156 / 077 80 53 530 or e-mail []

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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 19 March 2018 and invited to participate in a one day selection with the national UWC Review Panel on 24 March 2018 in Kampala.

I am Martha Leah Nangalama.  Now you know why I teach writing because for your application, you have to write an essay in English and not Lumangilish.  Good luck.  You can contact me if you have questions and only after reading.  I am on WhatsApp at +15068716371.  It is your life.

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One Comment to EDUCATION: UWC scholarships for Uganda now open, deadline is March 16, 2018

  1. Chris Morgan says:

    Hello Admin,
    You have provided great information on your blog with good quality content. I would also like to draw your attention towards the “NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program”. The program provided by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is open to undergraduate students who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research
    Application Deadline is March 15, 2018
    For more information, you can visit the given link:
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