How to apply

Applications for the 2023–2024 intake are now open.
To apply, click here.


  • If you completed your UACE before 2023: November 30, 2023
  • If you expect to complete your UACE in 2023: December 15, 2023

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: 

  • Basic Eligibility
    • You have completed the UCE exam
    • You have either already completed the UACE and have at least two principal passes; OR you plan to complete the UACE exam in 2023 and already have your mock UACE results
    • Your UACE must be 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/will be obtained.
    • You are 30 years of age or below as of December 31, 2023
    • You have not yet completed a Bachelor’s program
  • Academic Eligibility (based on requirements of German university)
    • 2 subjects at the Principal Level of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with a grade of E or better, and
    • 3 subjects in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a grade of 6 or better, and
    • These 5 subjects are general knowledge courses and independent from each other, including Math and English.
  • Additional requirements
    • You have a Ugandan passport; OR a Ugandan national ID; OR a letter from NIRA showing your NIN number; OR be a refugee living in Uganda and hold a valid refugee travel document. You do not need all documents at the time of application; ONE is sufficient.
    • 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 Deadlines for the 2024 intake:
    • If you completed your UACE before 2023: November 30, 2023
    • If you expect to complete your UACE in 2023: December 15, 2023
  • Step 2: Interview invitations. 
    If we rank your application highly, we will invite you to an in-person or phone/online interview.
  • 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. These interviews are for research purposes and not mandatory.
  • 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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