The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is offering scholarships for students of Uganda and South Sudan. These scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor and master’s degrees as distance learning programmes.

Brief Description: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) announces scholarships for bachelor and masters degree programmes in two disciplines, namely: Local Governance and Human Rights (Bachelor and Masters Degree), Democracy and Development Studies (Bachelors Degree). The scholarships are targeted towards aspiring future leaders across a range of social, political, and economic fields. Applicants will have to prove their leadership potential in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines:
-Applicants must be citizens of either Uganda or South Sudan and should preferably not be more than 30 years for bachelor’s 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 needs

Award Includes: 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.

Study Program: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor and masters degree as distance learning programmes.

Study Major: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Local Governance and Human Rights (Bachelor and Masters Degree), Democracy and Development Studies (Bachelors Degree) and Research and Public Policy (Masters Degree).

Host Organization: Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: Applicants of Uganda or South Sudan can apply for these Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung scholarships.

Governing Body: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted either e-mail or by post or may be hand delivered.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for the receipt of applications is 27th May 2016.

For more details visit the official site.