Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

UCU offers at least seven sets of student scholarships to talented sports persons, needy, theology, exceptionally good students, among other categories.

The university provides financial aid for both post-graduate and graduate students through four major categories to assist students with their tuition expenses.

These are:
  1. Need-based scholarships
  2. Merit-based scholarships
  3. Scholarships to biological children and staff spouses
  4. Categorical or University-Administered awards

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

How to apply:
Click here to download and fill the form here
 then send it to faid-intern@ucu.ac.ug

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.

UCU Scholarships Committee/Stanbic Bank

7

Riley and Humphries Scholarship

How to apply:
Click here to download and fill the form here then send it to faid-intern@ucu.ac.ug

Half tuition

  • The scholarship will assist FEMALE students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Teaching (Education) and Theology (3 scholarships in total)

UCU Scholarships Committee

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

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