KAS-UMU 2017/2018 Bachelor and Masters Scholarships in Germany for Students in Uganda or South Sudan


Eligible Countries: Uganda and South Sudan
Scholarship Type: Bachelor and Masters taught
Country to Study: Uganda
Scholarship Provider: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

Scholarship Description
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) are delighted to offer scholarships for Bachelor and Masters degree programmes in four disciplines listed below.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a German political foundation that works worldwide in more than 100 countries in the fostering of social, economic and political development. KAS employs civic education on the German and international plane to promote peace, freedom, and justice. Key concerns of KAS include supporting democracy and promoting good governance.

In this line the foundation pays special recognition to young people as key pillars for building sustainable democracy in the present and for the future. KAS is therefore offering opportunities for moral and material support for gifted young people to gain better qualification and skills in democracy, local governance and human rights disciplines through local scholarships.

Uganda Martyrs University is a faith-based institution, owned by the Catholic Episcopal Conference. Its mission includes the attainment of Social Justice, educating the whole person (holistic approach) and empowering the powerless.

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.


Applicants must:

Be citizen of either Uganda or South Sudan and should not be more than 30 years for bachelors programmes, and 35 years for masters programmes
Have proof of academic excellence in previous levels of education
Show leadership traits

Numbers of Awardees
Numbers of candidates to be awarded has not been specified by the scholarship provider.

Scholarship Value:

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.

Scholarship Duration:
The duration of scholarship has not been revealed by the Scholarship provider.

How to Apply:

  • A personal statement (letter of motivation) providing the following information:
  • An explanation of the reason for applying for financial support from KAS
  • A statement of the applicant’s academic goals and interests
  • A description of the relevant work experience (or social political engagements) related to the chosen programme of study
  • An outline of the applicant’s career objectives and how the study programme will help in the achievement of these goals
  • A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages);
  • Copies of relevant transcripts from schools or universities;
  • Proof of admission to UMU or evidence of having applied for any of the programmes under the scholarship scheme;
  • Two letters from referees (professional or academic), signed and sealed.
  • Complete applications must include all the above stated requirements.

Applications missing any of the requirements will not be considered.

Complete Applications should be addressed to: The Country Representative Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and be delivered as follows:

  • Either by email to: kas.scholarship@gmail.com Cc: anna.hoffmann@kas.de
  • Or by post to Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung P.O. Box 647, Kampala
  • Or hand delivered to Plot 51A, Prince Charles Drive, Kololo

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for more information.

Click here to visit Scholarship webpage

The application deadline is 14th May, 2017.

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