Madhvani Foundation scholarships worth over 711 million Uganda Shillings


(Posted 24th October 2016)

Following an extensive selection process has the Madhvani Foundation through its scholarships Sub-Committee has awarded a record 172 University Scholarships worth 711,000,000 million UGX to gifted but financially challenged students for the year 2016/2017 academic year. It is the 14th consecutive year the Foundation has given out scholarships since the reinstatement of the programme in 2003.

The Foundation received over 1,100 applications from all regions of the country of which 338 were shortlisted for final face to face interviews. The final list of students chosen represent the most promising and deserving students we were able to find‘ explained Hon. Gabriel Opio the Chairman of the Scholarship Sub – committee before adding: ‘We are confident they will complete their studies and go on to lay a valuable role in the development of the country‘.

Speaking about the geographical and demographical distribution of the scholarship recipients, Mr. Opio revealed that the Eastern region dominated the number of scholarships awarded with 33% of the total while the central region came second with 27 %. Of the professional courses, Engineering and Commerce disciplines were awarded the largest percentage with 43% and 37% followed by Medicine 27% and Agriculture 21% respectively. ‘This is in line with the vision of the founder of the Madhvani Group who believed that the secret to Uganda’s development lay in the education of its people in science and technical courses‘ explained Hon. Gerald Ssendaula the Foundation Chairman.

Notably though were again a number of students with courses in Forestry, Environmental Studies, Hospitality and Tourism awarded scholarships, showing the increasing importance to Uganda’s economy of such studies as the economy expands and more well trained graduates are needed to build local Ugandan capacity in the sector.

The University most in demand remained Makerere University, one of Africa’s leading institutions, but others have gained promincence too, among them Kyambogo, Makerere University Business School, Busia and Gulu.

Mr. Ssendaula and the foundation at large encouraged gifted but financially challenged students to apply for scholarships in the 2017-2018 academic year on the Foundation website when the application window opens at the end of March 2017.

The Madhvani Foundation was established in 1962 on the eve of Uganda’s independence to honour the vision of the founder of the Madhvani Group, the late Muljibhai Prabhudas Madhvani.

In 2003 the Board set up the University Education Trust with the principal objective of promoting University level scientific and technical education for the betterment of the people of Uganda. Since its inception, the Trust has educated over 2,000 University students and provided scholarships worth over 4.3 Billion Uganda Shillings, making it the largest such foundation in Uganda and a leading one not just in Eastern Africa but the entire continent.


  1. Its just my prayer that in August when i will be in my second year, i become a beneficiary. thanks am kyambogo university

  2. Thank you a lot am going to apply but which universities do you consider

  3. I would like to benefit too with madhvani scholarships, when is the advert out where do I pick the admission form and how to apply.

  4. I really appreciate Madhvani Foundation for the work well done towards helping we Ugandans to attain education and become great people for our families. may Our Lord God bless you in everything you are doing .Thank you!

  5. Good to hear this and hope to apply because of my financial challenges
    long live Madhvanfoundation

  6. I appreciate for the work well done,but i hope to apply because of my finantial problems

  7. hello am really grateful for the financial solutions madhavanifoundation make for all the stidents and was inquiring of there will be scholarships for 2017 2018

  8. Thanks Madhavani foundation for assisting Ugandans who are financially not stable.By that the company is sharpening the future of many.May Allah bless you and may the company live to prosper all time

  9. Am Realy Glad And Thankful And Realy Appreciative That Such Aprograme In Launched To Help We Ugandans Who Are Unable To Acces Our Tuition…. Am Realy Hopeful That By August This Program Wil Satisfy My Acardemic Need As I Enter My Second Year At Islamic University In Uganda For Acedemic Year 2017,2018

  10. Great job done here, we appreciate your contribution towards uplifting the economy of Uganda. I am a second year master student at Makerere university school of public health. what are the requirements to benefiting from the scholarship? when can I apply?

  11. Am WANIALE JULIUS a student of Bugema University. Am an Applicant waiting to be shortlisted. Evenif I dont go through, I appreciat the workdone by the Madhvani foundation company. May God bless you.

  12. Thanx 4 such a wonderful opportunity granted onto us. we do really appreciate.long live

  13. thanks for the uplift. that hand given to us from the dust, to the sky. we later shine like stars. a match stick is used to lite a candle and it gives light, with out it there goes the darkness. thanks to madhvani our match stick, for lighting us to shine. no more darkness. may God bless madhvani

Comments are closed.