Scholarship Management

Scholarship Management was actually the first program Windle Uganda began with in 1996, it is now the second largest program and has numerous scholarship opportunities for both refugees and members of the host communities. Windle scholarships starts from primary all the way to tertiary education. Post graduate university scholarships are offered outside Uganda while the rest of the scholarships are offered within Uganda only.

Higher education is a priority for both UNHCR and Windle International Uganda outlined in the Education Strategy 2018-2022, forming an integral part of protection and solutions mandate for both partners. Education nurtures a generation of future change-makers that can take the lead in identifying solutions to refugee situations. Windle Uganda currently manages 6 scholarship programs.

Below are the different programs we manage under scholarships:


DAFI Scholarship Program

WIU and UNHCR’s higher education scholarship program, best known by its acronym DAFI, plays an integral role in enabling refugees across Uganda and the world to access higher education. Since its inception in 1997, the DAFI program has grown considerably, enabling over 2,321 refugee students to study at universities and colleges from across Uganda and other parts of the world. Read More…



The Postgraduate Program

The postgraduate program started in 1997 targeting refugee and from 2009 the Northern/Eastern/Karamoja regions of Uganda that were affected by LRA insurgency.  The Program has supported over 100 Students to pursue Masters’ degree programs in the United Kingdom, to develop further technical expertise and professional skills to strengthen institutions, diminish gender-based inequalities and reduce the risks of social division. Read More…


Scholarships for Persons with Special Needs (PSNs) And Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs)

Children with learning disabilities are often neglected and looked down upon by the society. They often receive negative feedback from schools and hence refuse to develop positive cognitions to the outside world. It is therefore not easy for children with any kind of disability, to keep at pace with the learning process of children, who do not have special needs. This is very wrong. As humans, it is their basic right to an equal opportunity of receiving education. They have the right to live a fulfilling life, exploring its fullest potential. Read More…


The Student Refugee Program (Canada)

Windle International Uganda in partnership with World University Services Canada(WUSC) is implementing the Student Refugee Program(SRP) in Uganda aimed at providing young refugee students’ access to quality higher Education and resettlement in Canada.

The Student Refugee Program provides young refugees with life-changing opportunities to continue their education on Canadian campuses and build a better future for themselves and their families. Read More…


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