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  • 2019
  • Deadline 1st December 2019

    The Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships to talented students and young researchers from developing countries.  The scholarships are towards a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Groningen in... Read More

  • Deadline 5th November 2019

    Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

    Chevening provides... Read More



    Scholarships are available in a wide range of subjects including development, engineering, environment, medical and health sciences, and law. 

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  • Photo: mPharma

    According to research from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa remains the worst in the world. Most of the region lacks the proper infrastructure to deliver efficient healthcare. Moreso, few countries are able to spend the $34 to $40 a year per person that the World Health Organization considers the minimum for basic health... Read More

  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) was established in

    1992, by an Act of Parliament now the Accountants Act 2013. Its functions are;

    • To regulate and maintain the standard of accountancy in Uganda.
    • To prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practicing accountants in Uganda.

    As part of the... Read More

  • The Higher Education Student’s Financing Board (HESFB) takes note that;
    1. The Joint Admissions Board (JAB) commenced their national selection exercise for different Business Technical Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Institutions on July 9, 2019 ending on July 12, 2019, with private admissions commencing thereafter.
    2. The closing date for applications to the... Read More

  • Deputy Japanese Ambassador to Uganda Mizumoto Horii congratulates Akankunda Daniela as the Director of Viva College school Ms Faridah Kisaame (Left) and her mother Jill Kyatuhaire (Right) looks on at the Embassy of Japan during the flag off ceremony. 

    A 14-year-old student Daniela Akankunda, a S2 student at Viva College School has emerged winner out of... Read More

  • Students of Muyenga High School demonstrate urban farming during the national school championships exhibition in Kampala recently. Four schools made it to the finals where Holy Cross Lake View SS, Jinja emerged winner. PHOTOs BY GABRIEL BUULE  

    At only 17 years of age, Joseph Bill Ainerugaba, Kennedy Bwiranda and Daniel Okiror all Senior Six students of St Mary’s College,... Read More

  • Beatrice from Morulem Girls Secondary School demonstrates how her washing machine works. Students competed in various innovations at the National Science and Innovation Competition at Gayaza High School recently. PHOTOS By Kelvin Atuhaire 

    Uganda, like the rest of the world is still grappling with the few numbers of women and girls in the field of Science, Technology,... Read More

  • Obua started his primary education in 1991 at Abim Primary School and completed it in 2003 at Apedi primary school, spending 13 years in the process, instead of the usual seven.

    Gabriel Obua’s mother died in 1995 when he was just nine years old.

    As a result, Obua spent 13 years in primary school, worked in a hotel and sat for Uganda Certificate of... Read More

  • Ham Serunjogi. Courtesy picture

    Ham Serunjogi Kakembo is a 25-year-old Ugandan. His less– than– a– year– old company, Chipper Cash, has recently secured $2.4m (approximately Shs9bn) funding.

    The funder is none other than Joe Montana, the American... Read More

  • A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million (about Shs3.7b) Global Teacher Prize for 2019.
    Peter Tabichi, who organisers say gives away 80 percent of his monthly income to the poor, received the prize at a ceremony Saturday in Dubai hosted by Hollywood star Hugh Jackman.

    Every... Read More

  • Researchers at Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences have developed an Ebola paper-strip test that shortens the detection time from weeks to minutes. 
    This, according to Vice Chancellor John Ddumba-Ssentamu, will enable health workers to quickly isolate infected persons to control its spread.

    “Researchers at the school of Biomedical sciences have... Read More

  • In Kamwenge District farming communities have fallen on hard times, leaving many families unable to send their children to school. Sheilah Narinda and Myres Ndyabawe, two Makerere University students from the district, have made it their mission to get children back in school with Rabbits for Education, an innovative project that will improve livelihoods in the community.
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  • Free career guidance session for Vacists, Graduates & Parents

    ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) the global body of professional accountants invites those interested in pursuing a career in accounting and finance to attend free career guidance sessions at the ACCA Uganda... Read More

  • The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites... Read More

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