2015 Konrad- Adenauer Stiftung Scholarship for African Students

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ganda Martyrs University is awarding a total of 6 (six) scholarships for students from Uganda or South Sudan on a competitive basis. Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor and master’s degree programmme in in two disciplines, namely Local Governance and Human Rights (Bachelor and Masters Degree) and Democracy and Development Studies (Bachelors Degree). The scholarship shall cover the cost of tuition and the residential workshops as charged by the university. The applications deadline is 29th May, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in two disciplines, namely Local Governance and Human Rights (Bachelor and Masters Degree) and Democracy and Development Studies (Bachelors Degree).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor and masters degree program.
Scholarship Provider: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)
Scholarship can be taken at: Uganda

Eligibility:
-Applicants must be citizens of either Uganda or South Sudan and should not be more than 30 years for bachelors 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;
Please note: Continuing students are eligible to apply if they fulfil the above criteria. Future students can apply for scholarships even before they are admitted, but a scholarship may only be granted after confirmation of admission at UMU. Note: KAS is not responsible for admission to Uganda Martyrs University. This process is handled exclusively by the University

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

Scholarship 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. A total of 12 (twelve) scholarships are available and shall be awarded on a competitive basis.

Number of award(s): A total of 6 (six) scholarships are available for students.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? 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 for the residential workshops (also) covered under the scholarship. A reimbursement shall also be made for the cost for one international return ticket for the graduate admission test conducted at the University for Master Students – but only when a student has been successfully selected for the scholarship. The student shall however still meet all costs of inland travel either in Uganda or South Sudan.

Selection Criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants will have to prove their leadership potential in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Notification: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted either e-mail or by post or may be hand delivered. Application requirements:
-A personal statement (letter of motivation)
-A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages);
-Copies of relevant transcripts and certificates;
-Proof of admission to UMU or evidence of having applied for any of the programmes under the scholarship scheme;
-Proof of current or previous employment, preferably copies of appointment letters and/or evidence of past or current engagement in social, developmental or political sphere(s) (do not submit certificates of workshop attendance!);
-Two letters from referees (professional or academic), signed and sealed.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 29th May, 2015.

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