Windle International Uganda manages the following scholarship programmes:

UNHCR's DAFI Programme in Uganda

UNHCR’s higher education scholarship programme, DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative), plays an integral role in enabling refugees worldwide to access higher education. Since its inception in 1992, the DAFI programme has grown considerably, enabling more than 15,500 refugee students to study at universities and colleges in over 50 countries of asylum. 

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Special Educational Needs Scholarships from UNHCR

Windle International Uganda, with support from UNHCR, offers scholarships to children with special needs, those who have been orphaned, and those who are especially vulnerable so that they are supported to attend secondary education within the refugee settlements, as well as specialised primary schools outside of the settlements. 

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The Student Refugee Program from the World University Service of Canada 

The Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a unique program that combines resettlement to Canada with access to post-secondary education for young refugees. It is managed by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading non-profit Canadian international development agency, and delivered in Uganda by Windle International Uganda. The program was launched in Uganda in August 2019 and has since taken on 56 students, 21 of whom are already resettled in Canada. Whilst the SRP is not a scholarship program - students are sponsored for one year and receive basic financial and social support - we have included it in this section of the website. 

The SRP is supported by WUSC Local Committees (made up of university, college, and students, staff, and faculty) on campuses across Canada. Through its agreements with the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec (a Canadian province), WUSC enables students sponsored through the program to enter Canada as Permanent Residents.

Volunteer members of the WUSC committees arrange financial and social support for each sponsored student during their first year of study in Canada. Financial assistance is provided “in kind” – such as reduced or free tuition and accommodation fees – plus a small sum of money to buy basic necessities. Sponsored students do not receive cash to study.

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