Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation Scholarship Programme for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Ugandans

The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation Scholarship Programme

Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Provider: The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation
Country to Study in: Uganda

Scholarship Description
The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation offers the Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation Scholarship Programme for Ugandan nationals to pursue both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a recognized institution of higher learning in Uganda.

The Muljibhai Madhvani scholarship programme is aimed at benefiting Ugandans pursuing either undergraduate or post-graduate education at University level in Uganda. The selection of candidates is based on merit, competence, candidate’s ability and the financial status of parents or guardians.

The scholarship programme is open only to Ugandan Citizens. And the Foundation does NOT support students who wish to pursue studies outside Uganda.

Undergraduate students, who have completed first year of studies at a Ugandan University; and, graduate applicants who have been either admitted and/or registered for graduate programmes (in any of the disciplines above), are eligible to apply.

Students with CGPA Lower then 2.2 and/or having a retake in any subject in the First Year of study are not eligible to apply.

Students already on sponsorship from elsewhere are not eligible to apply.

Selection criteria:
All applicants shall be required to provide proof of completion of First Year study for undergraduate applicants and proof of admission to a degree or postgraduate programme in a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning in Uganda for post graduate applicants.

Academic performance: the applicants' Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and/or class of degree as well as academic references shall be among the variables to be used in determining successful applicants. The higher one's CGPA, the better.

The applicant's age and character shall be considered.

The financial status of the applicants themselves, their parents, families and/or spouses shall be scrutinised to assess their relative financial needs. Students already being sponsored by other organizations should not apply.

The Board of Trustees has empowered the Scholarship Committee to use their discretion in considering the applicants and identifying those suitable for sponsorship. The Committee may use additional parameters, such as gender, regional balance and disability, where competition is stiff.

Postgraduate Applicants with work experience in the relevant field of study will have advantage in award of Scholarship.

The Foundation reserves the right to check and verify any information provided by the applicant.
Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Uganda

Participating Institutions
All recognized Universities or Institutions of Higher Learning in Uganda

Fields of study
The Board of Trustees have identified the following disciplines for sponsorship:
  • Agriculture,
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Actuarial Science,
  • Architecture,
  • Veterinary Medicine,
  • Commerce,
  • Hotel Management,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Nursing,
  • Engineering,
  • Food Science & Technology,
  • Information Technology,
  • Environment, and
  • Medicine.
*The Board however, reserves the right to revise this list periodically, to suit the relative importance of each of the disciplines in the wider framework of national capacity building.

Number of awards
Many will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
Renewal of funding shall be subject to receiving satisfactory progress reports from the beneficiary's Faculty/Institute/School. Retakes in 1 or more subjects would entail withdrawal of Scholarship and shall not be funded by the Trust.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship covers tuition fees only from second year to completion for undergraduates; and, for the entire programme of study for graduate students from the time of application/award.

The scholarship shall be extended as a grant payable directly to the University/Institution on behalf of the beneficiaries.

Method of Application
The application forms are sold for a stationery fee of UGX Shs 2,000 at our offices in Industrial Area. They are also available at most Universities at no cost. Alternatively, you may download them from the official website here free of charge.

The Committee shall invite applications through print and other media during May/June every year for students who wish to benefit from the scholarship programme beginning September/October that year.

Ensure you have applied before 31 May 2011

On completion of studies, it is expected that the awardees will, for the benefit of future scholars, make voluntary donations/contributions to the Foundation.

The Muljibhai Madhvani foundation is a charitable trust that was set up in 1962 on the eve of Uganda's Independence to honour the vision of the late Muljibhai Prabhudas Madhvani (14th May 1894 – 11th July 1958). It was set up with the primary objective of promoting scientific and technical education for the betterment of the people of Uganda. In pursuit of this objective, the Foundation Board of Trustees set up a Scholarship Committee and instituted a University scholarship programme starting in the 2003/4 academic year.

In keeping with Muljibhai Prabhudas Madhvani's foresight we are looking for graduates with vision; individuals who are able to perceive the path to Uganda's future and who not only want to travel the road but also actively participate in its development.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2011
Open to International Students: No(ONLY Ugandans)

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Uganda for International Students

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