Deadline: 5th February 2023
Windle Trust International Postgraduate James Aryam Scholarship Programme 2023
Windle International Uganda: Applications for Windle Trust International Postgraduate Scholarship Programme are currently open for resident of Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia for fully funded Masters Scholarships in Uganda.
Note: Meeting the minimum criteria is in no way a guarantee of sponsorship due to the large number of eligible candidates and limited available funds. These criteria reflect currently identified development priorities and may change in the future. These criteria should be read alongside the Scholarship Policy (2020) for overall criteria and priorities and are written to provide more specific criteria relevant to the Postgraduate Programme.
As we work collaboratively with a number of universities and scholarship awarding bodies to provide scholarship opportunities, Windle Trust International does not always make the final decision on which candidates scholarships are awarded to.
In addition to the Selection Priorities, Postgraduate Programme scholars must also meet the following minimum criteria and conditions:
Priority is given to applicants of particular merit taking into account academic ability, need, development impact, leadership potential and personal qualities.
Applicants should be refugees, internally displaced or be otherwise affected by conflict.
Origin and location:
Applicants should be from the countries of East, Central or the Horn of Africa and be resident in Sudan or South Sudan.
Applicants should have an excellent first degree, with a minimum grade equivalent to a British upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree or above.
Applicants must also be academically qualified to undertake the proposed course with success, and they must meet the normal course entry requirements as set by the university if higher than the above.
Please note the following:
- For the purposes of eligibility applicants with degrees graded “First Class”, “Second Class, Upper Division”, “Distinction” or “Very Good” are considered to be the equivalent, with the exception of medical degrees that are not classified.
- Non-medical degrees that are ungraded or unclassified must have achieved a minimum GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0 or 3.2 out of 4.0 to be considered.
- Degrees graded “Second Class Lower Division”, “Good”, “Third class” or “Pass” are not eligible.
- Candidates with degrees from Sudanese Institutions (other than medicine, dentistry and pharmacy) are required to have a BA/BSc honours degree.
Applicants must be capable of studying effectively in the language in which instruction will take place.
Due to requirements for admission to universities, as well as visa requirements, applicants short listed for placement on courses taught in English may be required to sit an approved English language test or equivalent.
Applicants may be requested to participate in an English language assessment prior to selection.
Applicants for the Postgraduate Programme are required to have at least two years of professional or volunteer experience relevant to the subject they wish to study. This must have been completed proceeding graduation from the candidate’s undergraduate degree. Applicants may apply for selection prior to completing the two years of experience; however, they will be unable to be placed in a university until this requirement has been met.
Applicants are welcomed from all religious backgrounds and ethnic groups. Efforts are made to award scholarships proportionately amongst the different ethnic groups, but there is no quota system.
Exceptionally disadvantaged applicants:
WTI is particularly keen to encourage applications from women and individuals from other exceptionally disadvantaged groups. This includes those who are resident in refugee camps and settlements, those who have lost close family members to war or conflict, as well as those who are particularly vulnerable such as people with disabilities and those who have themselves been victims of violence. In appropriate cases, WTI is willing to consider additional support for these applicants, such as pre-study programmes.
In order to spread the benefits of sponsorship as widely and equitably as possible, WTI will not knowingly sponsor more than one member of a family in any one year.
WTI is unable to support dependants or other family members of sponsored students. The Trust requires assurance that the student has adequate arrangements in place for the care of their dependants while they are studying.
We give priority to girls and young women in application, enrolment, and selection of Postgraduate Programme scholarships. We maintain a minimum target of 50% female participation in the Postgraduate Programme.
Due to the collaborative nature of WTI’s scholarship programme, candidates may also have to meet the selection criteria and priorities of our partners in order to achieve successful placement. Candidates will be supported and guided on this following selection.
Scholarships are available for students wanting to study courses related to:
- Social Work
- Development Studies
- Public Health
- Crop Science
- Animal Science
- Gender Studies
- Renewable Energy
- Climate Change
You will be advised on suitable universities and specific courses following your application.
How to Apply
Complete and submit the application form available online at www.windle.org.uk
If shortlisted for selection, attend an interview with our partners in your home country.
If shortlisted for selection, you will be advised submit applications to universities when their application windows are open.