Belgium Scholarships for Ugandans

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Belgium Scholarships for Ugandans

Brief Description

Belgium Scholarships for Ugandans: The Belgian scholarship programme sponsored by The Kingdom of Belgium, in cooperation with The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Education and Sports, The Ministry of Water and Environment awards bilateral scholarships to the following categories of people:

  • Health workers working in the public sector (in particular PHC) and PNFPs.
  • Ugandan professionals working in the education sector; MoES Headquarter staff, Teachers ( Secondary) , Tutors, Instructors and Lecturers under the following directorates: Directorate of Basic and Secondary, Directorate of Higher, Technical, Vocational, Education and Training( BTVET), Directorate of Education Standards and Directorate of Industrial Training
  • Ugandan nationals working in the Ministry of Water and Environment particularly in the area of climate change.

The Belgian Government will provide scholarships for Mastersand Short Training Programmes at Local, Regional, and Belgian universities.

Positive discrimination towards female students will be pursued and candidates working upcountry (especially Districts in the Hard to Reach areas) will be given priority.

Studies at reputable/accredited universities all over Uganda can be funded.

Belgium Scholarships for Ugandans – Who can apply for a scholarship?

For Master studies: 

  • Ugandan national aged 35 years old and below, have a Bachelors Degree, the course is relevant to your work and you have a minimum of 2 years working experience. The Master programme applied for should not exceed two years.
  • You have a valid letter of admission to the relevant university by and have the written authorization of your employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies.

For Short Training Programmes (Uganda/Belgium/African Region where BTC is present).

  • Ugandan national, the course should be relevant to your work, and does not exceed a study period of 6 months.
  • You have the written authorization of your employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies, and a valid letter of admission to the relevant programme.

Belgium Scholarships for Ugandans – For which Programme can I apply?

Programmes listed below are legible for funding.

Applicants must be ready to start the course during the year of award of the scholarship and NOT later.

Priority courses for funding under the Health Sector.

  • Masters in Public Health and Health Services Management

Priority courses for funding under the Education Sector

  • Short trainings that do not exceed a study period of 6 months

Priority courses under the Environment Sector

  • Short trainings that do not exceed a study period of 6 months

Courses applied for MUST be directly related to the sectors and the themes of the Bilateral Development Cooperation in the new Indicative development cooperation programme. These are:

  • Primary Health care and PNFP
  • Education and training
  • Environment with particular focus on climate change.

How and when can I apply for the scholarship?

Applicants can obtain scholarship application forms from the website of the Embassy of Belgium; www.diplomatie.be/kampala and the website of the Belgian Development Agency; www.btcctb.org.

Filled in application forms should be returned to the Embassy of Belgium at the address below from Monday to Friday.

Please do not send your application by e-mail.

Only Hand Delivered applications will be accepted.

Note:

  • Only candidates complying with the criteria should apply for a scholarship.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply, they will be given priority.
  • Courses at reputable universities in Uganda can be funded.
  • All applicants for a scholarship should be willing to sign the Government of Uganda (GoU) bonding agreement and to work for a period equivalent to 2 years minimum after completion of the course.
  • Candidates are expected to complete the training within the specified timeframe, unless there are exceptional reasons to justify the extension.

Short listed candidates will be published on the websites above.

The Final Results of the selected candidates will be published on the websites by the end of April.

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