How to apply

Applications for the refugees in Uganda 2023 cohort are open now!
Deadline on January 31st.
Apply soon to increase your chance of being a Malengo Scholar.

Who are we looking for?

Malengo’s Uganda–Germany Program prepares Ugandan Secondary School Graduates for admission to an English-speaking Bachelor’s program at a German university, and provides help with financing. We are specifically looking to support students who have limited means and could not otherwise afford to study at a university. The goal of the program is not student exchange; rather, we want to support students who want to complete a full BA degree in Germany.

Who is eligible?

You can apply if you fulfill the following criteria: 

  • You hold a Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) that was issued in 2017 or later. If you sat for your UACE exams in 2022, you can still apply, using your mock exam results. The UACE certificate must show at least two principal passes. Better grades improve your chances.
  • Your UACE must have been issued in one of the eligible districts, which are listed here. Your place of residence in Uganda does not matter; it matters only where your UACE was obtained.
  • You have a Ugandan national ID, or a letter from NIRA showing your NIN number. A passport is not required at the time of application.
  • You do not yet hold a Bachelor’s degree.
  • You read, write, and speak good English.
  • You come from a background of limited means. We will check this during the application process. If you’re unsure if you qualify, we recommend applying regardless. 
  • You are motivated to work hard to succeed at a German university and integrate yourself into your community there.

The Application Process

Here is our application process, step by step:

  • Step 1: Application Deadline: January 15th 2023 for  Ugandans with national IDs and January 31st, 2023 for Refugees in Uganda. 
    The application portal closes at midnight Kampala time. 
  • Step 2: Interview invitations. 
    If we rank your application highly, we will invite you to an in-person or phone/online interview. At this time we may also ask you to submit additional documentation. In particular, we will ask for recommendation letters and (optionally) guarantor letters. You can read more about guarantors on our FAQ page.
  • Step 3: Extended interviews.
    Together with our research partners, we will conduct an additional series of interviews to get to know you and your family better.
  • Step 4: Decision announcement. 
    We will inform you whether your application was successful. We will also send you details of the income share agreement we are offering you. 
  • We will also let you know if you made the reserve list, or if we cannot offer you a spot. 

Any questions? 

Check our FAQ page, or get in touch with us!

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MALENGO DOES NOT ASK FOR MONEY FROM STUDENTS, REFERENCE PROVIDERS, OR ANYONE ELSE DURING THE APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS.