Call for HEAC Bursaries/Scholarships Applications Offered by FAWE Uganda for Academic Year 2024/2025

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to implement the FAWE and Mastercard Foundation Program.

There are 300 bursaries (80% female and 20% male) for program participants interested in pursuing STEM related University programmes upon successful completion of the Higher Education Access certificate (HEAC) program at Kumi University(KUMU). The program participants admitted and supported into the HEAC program at Kumi University will also be supported to pursue degree programs at  Kumi University  or other partner Universities such as; Busitema University, Gulu University, Lira University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST),  upon successful completion of the 1-year HEAC program. Apply Now for HEAC Program.

Eligibility Criteria for FAWE Uganda bursaries on the HEAC Program
 The applicant must be aged between 15-25 years.
 The applicant must have sat his/her Advanced level (Senior 6) examinations in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
 The applicant should be applying for Admission on the Higher Education Access Certificate program (STEM)
related courses in any of the partner Universities for the academic year 2024/2025 .
 The applicant must have been born in, and is a resident of any of the following program districts of: Amudat, Abim, Kaabong, Karenga, Kotido, Nabilatuk, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Amuru, Agago, Pader, Nwoya, Lamwo, Amolatar, Otuke, Kole, Adjumani, Yumbe, Obongi, Terego, Nebbi, Moyo, Bulisa, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kasese, Isingiro, Kikuube, Kamwenge, Kiryandongo, Kanungu, Kampala, Kalungu, Mukono, Mubende, Kasanda, Wakiso, Pallisa, Buyende, Mayuge, Amuria, Namayingo, Luuka, Kween, Bukwo, Katakwii, Kaberamaido, Manafwa, Tororo and Bududa Districts.
 The Applicant must have attended Ordinary or Advanced Level Education in any of the program districts mentioned above.
 Applicants who sat their Ordinary or Advanced Level examinations in schools outside their districts of birth but within the specific regions mentioned above qualify to apply for the bursaries.
 The applicant must not be a current beneficiary of any other bursary scheme or similar bursary elsewhere.
 Applicants that are young people living with disabilities, refugees, HIV/AIDS–infected or affected, orphaned (total or partial) are encouraged to apply.
 The applicant must be willing to undergo a one-year HEAC/bridging program before being supported on the University degree programme.
 The Applicant must be willing to give back to his/her community through development services.
Only program participants who have been admitted to the partner institutions and come from the project districts mentioned above, will be eligible for bursary support under this Program. Please note that this Bursary application form is free of charge. Applicants are advised to clearly read and understand the application guidelines before filling in the

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to appear for interviews. The deadline for applications is 5th July 2024 after which no applications will be accepted. For further enquiry and assistance, do not hesitate to contact FAWE Uganda on +256 392 894 901.
  • Application forms are free of charge and NO fees/ facilitation or intermediaries required at any stage of the selection process.  Download Bursary Application Form Now from Kumi University website or from FAWE website
  • Apply Now for HEAC Program.

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