Windle Trust International (WTI) awards scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate youths and refugees from areas of conflict, neglect or discrimination in Africa so as to study in Africa or the UK.
WTI aims to equip talented young Africans to meet the challenges of development in their own countries. The Trust’s activities include sponsoring study in schools, universities and colleges in Africa and in the United Kingdom, and intensive English programmes to enable refugees and others caught up in Africa’s conflicts to access training, employment and community leadership roles.
Through WTI scholarship programmes, the Trust challenges poverty and inequality by expanding access to and improving the quality of education and training, and by inspiring and supporting leadership for social justice. Its priority is communities affected by conflict, neglect or discrimination, with a particular emphasis on refugees.
- Overall: Priority is given to applicants of particular merit taking into account academic ability, need, development impact, leadership potential and personal qualities.
- Status: 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 Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.
- Academic ability: Applicants must be academically qualified to undertake the proposed course with success, and they must meet the normal entry requirements.
- Language ability: Applicants must be capable of studying effectively in the language in which instruction will take place.
- Commitment and leadership: Applicants must demonstrate the potential, initiative, will and commitment to put what they learn into practice in future for the benefit of their wider community and region. A previous track record of community involvement will be considered favourably.
- Windle Trust is keen to encourage applications from women and individuals from other particularly disadvantaged groups. This includes those who are resident in the 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.
- Eligible applicants are welcomed from all religious backgrounds and ethnic groups..
- Competition for scholarships is high.
Deadlines depend on the current scholarship programme being offered. Please visit the WTI website for most current programme
Confirmation of scholarships are given as early as possible, in order to give candidates time to apply for a visa and prepare for travel to the UK.