Over one thousand disadvantaged students from all over the country will benefit from scholarships to study at the Victoria University.
According to a release, the Ruparelia Foundation, a charity founded by billionaire businessman Sudhir Ruparelia, will pay 50 percent of the tuition for 10 students from each district of Uganda to study at Victoria University under the scheme known as ‘Support the Community Scholarship’. The initiative does not cover functional and administrative fees and begins with the 2018 intake in February.
In operation for 7 years, Victoria University has four faculties – Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences; Petroleum and Gas Studies, and is accredited by the National Council for Higher Council (NCHE) and the Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council (UNMC).
Victoria University officials said the scholarships will make higher education affordable and promote equality among communities by supporting talented students acquire the necessary academic qualification.
Victoria University is part of the Ruparelia Group, which has invested heavily in the education sector in Uganda.
Requirements to be eligible for the Ruparelia Foundation Scholarship
Candidates must meet these selection criteria:
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years
- Must be in possession of good matric results
iii. Must portray positive attitude
- Must provide references
- Must be willing to give back to the community
- Must maintain a GPA of minimum 3.5 throughout the program