What are the eligibility criteria for undergraduate and graduate scholarships?

Undergraduate

Undergraduate scholarships (for September 2017) are open for Ethiopian applicants who intend to be a full-time student at the University of Gondar.

Applicants must also:

  • have a visual, hearing or mobility disability
  • have sat for the two most recent EHEECEs in Amhara National Regional State
  • have the required scores on the EHEECE for entry to higher education institutions

Applicants will also be considered based on:

  • Financial need
  • leadership/community giveback experience or potential

Please note that undergraduate scholarships are not available for international students.

Undergraduate applicants must be in or applying to one of the following programs:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Health and Occupational Safety
  • Special Needs Education
  • Law
Graduate:

Graduate scholarships (for September 2018) are open for Ethiopian applicants who have the minimum CGPA in an undergraduate program from a recognized higher educational institution and.

Applicants will be considered based on:

  • visual, hearing or mobility disability
  • financial need
  • leadership and community giveback experience or potential

Graduate applicants must be in or applying to one of the following programs:

  • physiotherapy
  • nursing
  • sociology
  • psychology
  • law

Students from Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Djibouti will be able to apply for a graduate scholarship for the September 2019/20 academic year.

Please note that detailed information on the recruitment, selection and admissions process for graduate students will be available soon.

Who can apply? Can applicants without physical impairments apply for the scholarship?

Only Ethiopian applicants with a visual, hearing or mobility disability can apply for an undergraduate scholarship. Both Ethiopians and international students without a disability can apply for a graduate scholarship, but must demonstrate financial need, community giveback experience and leadership capacity/experience.

How do I apply? Where can I get the scholarship application package?

Applications can be filled out online. You can also download an application and send by e-mail to: [email protected], or mail it to:

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
University of Gondar
P.O. Box 1082
Gondar, Ethiopia

Can all Africans apply for the scholarship?

Undergraduate scholarships are initially open only for Ethiopian applicants from the Amhara National Regional State who meet the eligibility criteria, beginning in the 2017/18 year. In 2018/19, undergraduate scholarships will be available for national students, and graduate scholarships will be available for Ethiopians. Students from Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Djibouti will be able to apply for the 2019/20 academic year.

Do the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education apply in the recruitment and selection of scholars?

Yes, the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education apply. Please visit the Ministry of Education website and the University of Gondar Senate Legislation for more information.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline for undergraduate scholarships is 15 days from the announcement of the cutoff score for entry to university by the Ministry of Education. The application deadline for graduate scholarships is February 15, 2018.

Does the scholarship application have a fee?

There is no fee to apply for the scholarship.

What are the admission requirements at UoG?

Applicants applying to the University of Gondar must have sat or will sit for the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEECE). More information is available by reading the University of Gondar Senate Legislation or by contacting the University of Gondar Registrar’s office.

What specific requirements must Ethiopian applicants FULFIL?

Applicants must complete an application form and provide information about their academic ability, financial need and disability status, as well as community giveback and leadership potential.

The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A medical paper signed by the Health/Hospital Board attesting to the disability type and degree, if your disability has been assessed by a professional
  • A copy of your Kebele ID or Passport
  • A copy of your Grade 11 and 12 transcripts
  • A copy of your EHEECE registration form
  • Three reference letters from a teacher, a director and a Kebele/Woreda manager or administrator

What specific requirements must international applicants fulfil?

Requirements for international applicants will be available on the website in the fall of 2019.

What documents must accompany undergraduate and graduate applications?

The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A medical paper signed by the Health/Hospital Board attesting to the disability type and degree, if the disability has been assessed by a professional
  • A copy of yout Kebele ID or Passport
  • A copy of your Grade 11 and 12 transcripts
  • A copy of your EHEECE registration form
  • Three reference letters from a teacher, a director and a Kebele/Woreda Manager or administrator

What are the study programs – undergraduate and graduate – that admit scholars? What are these programs’ specific academic and non-academic requirements?

Undergraduate applicants must be in or applying to one of the following programs:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Health and Occupational Safety
  • Special Needs Education
  • Law

Graduate applicants must be in or applying to one of the following programs:

  • physiotherapy
  • nursing
  • sociology
  • psychology
  • law

Specific academic and non-academic requirements for these programs are noted on the University of Gondar website.

How are scholars recruited, selected and awarded?

Scholarships and deadlines for applying will be advertised on this website and through a link on the University of Gondar website The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar will also partner with Regional/Zonal Education Bureaus/Offices and Regional Associations of PwDs, FAWE and other stakeholders and partners to make announcements and make application materials available for potential applicants. Preparatory schools, especially boarding schools that are mainly for students with disabilities, will also be contacted to facilitate the application process for students.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an applicant’s demonstrated academic ability, financial need and disability status, as well as community giveback and leadership potential. Letters of reference from a teacher, a preparatory school director and a Kebele/Woreda manager or administrator will also be reviewed when selecting students for the scholarship.

What costs does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, accommodation/boarding, a stipend and additional expenses such as books. The scholarship also includes academic, financial and social support to help awardees develop into capable leaders in their communities, and experiential activities such as summer camps.

What must scholarship winners bring with them at the time of admission?

Scholarship winners must bring:

  • Original and authenticated student reports/transcripts
  • Original supporting documents
  • A medical history report from a doctor, if one is available
  • Basic personal and hygiene supplies

What support systems and services are available for scholarship holders?

The scholarship includes academic, financial and social support to help awardees develop into capable leaders in their communities.

Scholarship winners will receive mentoring, career counselling, life skills coaching, and the opportunity to participate in experiential activities and internships. They will gain important connections through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates. They will also build core competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, and working with diverse groups to ensure their success in a global economy.

What expenses are not covered by the scholarship?

The following expenses are not covered by the scholarship:

  • Personal travel
  • Family allowances
  • Treatments for advanced medical or chronic conditions

Do applicants studying in other Ethiopian universities qualify to receive scholarship benefits?

At this time, only students studying at the University of Gondar are eligible to apply for a scholarship.