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Financial Aid Office (FAO) is a point of first contact between Uganda Christian University and donor organizations. It is responsible for coordinating and managing scholarships at UCU, and ensuring that sponsored students are registered and their assistance is accounted for. FAO works with students, their donors, sponsoring organizations and the university to make certain that the students are registered and their assistance is accounted for.

Types of Scholarships Administered by UCU

Scholarship opportunities listed at UCU include:

  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Need based scholarships
  • University Administered Scholarships
  • Externally Sponsored and Administered Awards. 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

Awards (Sponsor)

Amount Provided

Criteria

Administered by:

MERIT BASED AWARDS

1

Vice Chancellor’s Award 

(UCU)

Three levels of award:
Full, three-quarter, and half tuition

  • Best performer, runner up, and second runner up
  • Three awards each for students entering 2nd, 3rd or 4th year  
  • Have strong testimonials and recommendations about their character
  • Have the Highest Grade Point Average in a faculty

UCU Scholarships Committee

2

Business and  Technology Award

(UCU)

USD 250 annually

  • Academic prowess and economic need
  • Registered 2nd year or 3rd year student in: BEPP, BPLM, BEM, BBA, BBC, BSIT, BASE

UCU Scholarships Committee

3

Riley Bebe and Jack Scholarship

Tuition Fees and accommodation 

  • Post Graduate in Theology and BCEE students

UCU Scholarships Committee

4

Claribelle Scholarship Award

 
  • Bachelor of Arts In Education

UCU Scholarships Committee

5

Achievement Award 

(UCU Partners)

USD 250  per semester

  • Ugandan, Bachelors students in their first year who have completed one semester
  • Exceptions: 1) Nursing and Divinity programs not eligible due; 2) BBC and BPLM in 1st semester of second year can apply
  • Excelled during the first semester at UCU
  • Maintain minimum GPA of 3.0 (Law) & 3.5 (all others)
  • Christian, Proven to be of good character.

UCU Scholarships Committee

6

Stanbic bank - UCU Scholarship

Half tuition

  • Undergraduate students, who have completed the first year of study at Uganda Christian University (All Uganda Christian University Campuses)
  • Students with CGPA above 3.5 and without a retake in the first year of their studies.
  • Students who are not on any form of official scholarship either by an individual or an organization.
  • Students who exhibit academic prowess, socio-economic need and are of good character.
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UCU Scholarships Committee/Stanbic Bank



NEED BASED AWARDS

1

Work and Study Award

(UCU)

UGX. 250,000 per semester

  • Registered student in that semester,
  • Ready to work for 10hours per week during the semester
  • Demonstrate inability or struggle to pay their tuition fees

UCU Scholarships Committee

2

Save A buddy 

(Donors)

Only a top up of fees up to UGX 200,000 per semester

  • Outstandingly needy
  • Unable to complete fees

SAB Committee

3

Guild Grant 

(UCU Guild)

Only a top up of fees up to UGX 200,000 per semester

Need and eligibility determined by Student Guild

UCU Student Guild Committee

4

General Scholarship Fund 

(UCU Partners)

Varies

Registered student of the University, offered as funds are available

UCU Scholarship Committee



CATEGORICAL / UNIVERSITY ADMINISTERED AWARDS

1

Anglican Communion/Theology Scholarship 

(UCU and donors)

Tuition and fees for the whole program( 3years)

  • Anglican Candidates recommended by their Bishop and accepted for admission by the University
  • Available for BDIV, MDIV at UCU main campus or BDIV and D. Theology at Bishop Barham University College (BBUC)
  • Age limit is 44 years and below

UCU Scholarships Committee 

and 

BTSDT

2

Sports Awards 

(UCU)

Varies, combination of tuition, fees, room, meals

  • Recommendation from Sports Department
  • Athletes in Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Netball and Athletics
  • A combination of need and talent as assessed by the individual team coach and the Sports Director

UCU Scholarships Committee

3

Biological Children and Staff Spouses 

(UCU)

Tuition only for duration of study

Specified in staff handbook

UCU Scholarships Committee

4

Staff Spouses 

(UCU)

Tuition for first year of study

Specified in staff handbook

UCU Scholarships Committee

5

Nursing Scholarship

(Westwood Foundation)

Tuition Match top up

  • Must be a Bachelor of Nursing Science student
  • Must not be on any other Kind of scholarship

UCU Scholarships Committee

6

Save the Mothers Scholarships 

(STM International)

Not a specific amount

Master of Public Health and leadership student

Save the Mothers Program

7

Uganda Studies Program (USP)

Tuition, Fees, Room, Meals

Registered student of the University

Uganda Studies Program

 

Vice Chancellor's Award

 

Effective September semester 2011, the Financial Aid Office is providing a new merit award - the Vice Chancellor's Award (VCA). The major objective of the award is to ignite and nurture the spirit of hard work toward academic excellence, behavioral change and community participation among students. The award period is strictly one year; however the candidates are free to reapply the next year if they still meet the requirements.

The Financial Aid Office will rely on deans and heads to recommend the most excellent students in their respective faculties and departments;

  1. There are nine awards each year: three for Best in each year (receiving full tuition), three for first runners up (receiving ¾ of Tuition) and three for second Runners up (receiving ½ tuition). The latter two are subject to budgetary constraints.
  2. Eligibility is determined based on performance (GPA), character, faith and leadership. Deans and Heads provide this information with help of the University Chaplain and the Director of Student Affairs through filling in recommendation forms.
  3. These scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are pursuing their bachelors' degree and have excellent grades.
  4. This scholarship is only available to students studying at Mukono and Kampala campuses.
  5. This is strictly a merit-based scholarship, not need-based.
  6. The selection process will occur in August of each year and announcement made end of September.For those who are awarded scholarships, credit worth the award will be posted to the students' account that semester and the next semester. Since these are annual the Bursar's Office will be immediately notified of the award and the amount will be credited beginning that semester and continue for the duration of the Academic Year.
  7. The scholarship award begins with the first semester of the students' second, third and fourth year of study. It lasts one year, however students may receive successive awards.
  8. Students who win the Vice Chancellor's Award for at least two times during their tenure of study at Uganda Christian University shall be eligible for extra recognition at Graduation.
  9. The scholarship will be revoked by the Scholarships Committee at any time if the student is found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct.

 

Uganda Christian University

Financial Aid Office

P.O. Box 4, Mukono – Uganda

Tel. +256 312 350 800

Email: scholarships@ucu.ac.ug, ucuscholarships@gmail.com

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