Scholarship Management

With the support of UNHCR and other donors, WIU offers scholarships at early childhood development (ECD), primary, secondary, tertiary, university and vocational levels. The basic criteria for award of scholarship include academic qualifications, demonstration of financial need and age, among others. Each year, WIU receives an overwhelming number of applications against very limited scholarship opportunities since the funding is limited. This makes the awarding process very competitive.

The scholarships target all refugees residing in Uganda and their host communities. The beneficiaries of the scholarships are enrolled in primary, secondary, tertiary and university institutions of learning within and outside Uganda. Some of the scholarship programmes include; primary school scholarships for children with special needs, secondary school scholarships for orphans and other vulnerable children, vocational scholarships and teacher training, the Albert Einstein Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) University Scholarship Programme, Student Refugee Program (SRP) and Windle UK Master’s programme.

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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