Academic Excellence Scholarship

About our Scholarship:

Cavendish University will offer top Ugandan students an opportunity to study for free on academic-excellence scholarships starting January 2017. These scholarships cover 100% tuition and functional fees, and they are available to both first-year and transfer students.

Cavendish Excellence Scholarship recipients will be required to attend leadership workshops and to play a role in peer-mentoring and peer-tutoring and other intellectually enriching or university marketing work-study initiatives for 15 hours a week. Recipients will also be required to maintain a CGPA of B+ (second class upper division).

Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for Cavendish University Excellence scholarships, an entering student should meet the following criteria:

  • At least 3 principles at A-level
  • A total of at least 12 points at A-level
  • Strong interest in developing leadership skills
  • Ability to pass a pre-entry written English and basic-math test
  • Ability to pass an oral interview

Applicants should also have:

  • At least two letters of reference or recommendation one of which should be from a teacher that taught the applicant, and a second letter from any community leader or religious leader

Qualified applicants should visit the Enrollment office at Cavendish University, Ggabba Road, with originals and photocopies of their S-4 and S-6 (A-level) certificates or testimonials, and ask to fill out the Cavendish Excellence Scholarship application. During these visits applicants will be scheduled for a pre-entry test and an oral interview.

Cavendish University offers degree programs in the following four faculties of business and management, science and technology, social and economic sciences, and law. Qualified applicants may study in any of these 4 faculties.

Application deadline is 16th January, 2017.

Scholarship recipients will be eligible for the scholarship for the duration of their studies as long as he or she maintains CGPA of B+ (second class upper division).

How it Works

Qualified applicants should visit the Enrollment office at Cavendish University, Ggabba Road, with originals and photocopies of their S-4 and S-6 (A-level) certificates or testimonials, and ask to fill out the Cavendish Excellence Scholarship application. During these visits applicants will be scheduled for a pre-entry test and an oral interview.

Cavendish University offers degree programs in the following four faculties:

  • Business and Management,
  • Science and Technology,
  • Social and Economic Sciences, and
  • Law

Application deadline for the January intake is 16th January, 2017

Receive Final Approval & Start Studying

Once you have completed the necessary process, including the English and math test and oral interview, an Enrollment Officer will contact you with the Scholarship Committee's final decision by no later than January 20th, 2017.

Applicants who are approved will need to officially register for classes through their Enrollment Officer and can begin their studies on January 28th, 2017.

Applicants who are not approved can still study at Cavendish University by following the standard enrollment process

APPLICATION FORM FOR CAVENDISH EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (100% tuition and functional fees)