Government announces scholarships for 2020/21 academic year

Government of Uganda has announced 425 scholarships for academic year 2020/2021 to  bolster health sector.

A document by Ministry of Health indicates that government of Uganda received financing from the World Bank and the Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) for implementation of Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service Improvement Project (URMCHIP) scholarships

Part of the Financing is to be used to support training of Health Workers in Key disciplines in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health tenable in Uganda.

Over 700 health workers have been trained over the last two (2) financial years in key maternal and child health medical disciplines.

The Ministry of Health now wishes to announce availability of scholarships under URMCHIP for:

Government of Uganda scholarships

(a) Masters in Nursing (Critical Care Nursing); and (b) In-service Certificate (Intensive Care Nursing).

The Scholarships will cover tuition, research and a stipend only and are categorized as follows:

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants wishing to apply for:

A. Masters in Nursing (Critical Care Nursing) should be:

i. Working at a registered hospital in Uganda for a period of not less than 2 years and should be on a payroll.

ii. The candidate should be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing/ Midwifery.

iii. Willing to sign a bonding agreement of Ministry of Public Service and Work for equivalent to the time spent on training under this scholarship scheme.

iv. Willing to go back to current district of work or be deployed in health facilities with ICU after completion of training.

v. Having an admission letter from a recognized training institutions.

vi. Should have a recommendation from the Director of a health facility with an ICU.

B. In-service Certificate (Intensive Care Nursing) should be:

i. Working at a Public or Private health facility in Uganda for a period of not less than 2 years.

ii. Willing to go back to current district of work or be deployed in hard to reach areas and other upcg an admission letter from the above listed training institutions.


The scholarships are available to Uganda Nationals only.

Applicants should attach a copy of the National Identity Card/ National Identification Number or Passport.

An applicant should not be a beneficiary of another scholarship.

Applicants working in upcountry health facilities will be given high consideration.

Additional information can be obtained from Ministry of Health Website:
on 0776579426/0782495130.
Application process:

a. Application should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health for the Attention of the Ag. Commissioner Human Resource Management, P.O Box 7272, Kampala.

b. Successful candidates will be required to apply for official study leave from their employers.

c. Submit a copy of proof of employment, either an appointment letter or employment identification card and also include your personal email Address and Telephone contact.

d. Applications should be submitted electronically at;; CC: by 30th June, 2020.

e. All Applications and necessary documents should be made one document and the subject should be the course applied for.

The list with successful applicants will be displayed at the Ministry of Health by the 15th July, 2020

Dr. Diana Atwine


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