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About Uganda

The ongoing IUC programme with MMU is the cornerstone of the Uganda country programme.

The South Initiative (SI) 'Evidence based Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities (CWD) in Wakiso district' made two interesting videos about their project:




A person in Uganda, under the name Anthony Kigozi, promotes scholarship opportunities related to or financed by VLIR-UOS (and sometimes Makerere university).

He claims being in charge of selecting scholarship candidates in collaboration with VLIR-UOS, or sometimes with other agencies that grant scholarships.

VLIR-UOS has no connection with this person and did not assign this person in any possible way.

Please note that:

applications must be submitted directly to the Flemish universities (in Belgium) and not to any local intermediary body or person in partner countries
no payments are required to apply, neither in Belgium nor in Uganda
persons who claim that certain fees should be paid in the context of submitting an application for a VLIR-UOS scholarship, do this in their personal name and in violation of VLIR-UOS rules. VLIR-UOS takes formal distance from those people and their practices
the only valid information about VLIR-UOS scholarships and application procedures is the information on the VLIR-UOS website or on the website of the Flemish universities and university colleges.

Uganda is an important partner country for us. Since 2003, we have spent almost EUR 16 million in cooperation with Uganda, including a long-term Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) Programme with Mountains of the Moon University (MMU).

Ongoing projects

Institutional University Cooperation

Country Strategy

The Uganda country strategy fits into the national development strategy and Vision 2040. The following main themes for all future interventions in cooperation with Uganda are identified:

  • The relevance of family in addressing food, health and environmental insecurity
  • Responsible and accountable governance to local communities in the areas of natural resource management, social service delivery and post-conflict recovery
  • Community-based and focused university education, research and services
  • Gender

As for the institutional focus, following universities are put forward:

  • Busitema University
  • Gulu University
  • Kyambogo University
  • Makerere University
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • Mountains of the Moon University
  • Uganda Christian University 
  • Uganda Martyrs University

Overview current partners


Guidelines and forms

Guidelines and forms for managing an ongoing intervention or scholarship

Guidelines and forms which are useful or mandatory when managing an ongoing intervention or scholarship.

Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) and Networks

Guidelines and forms for managing an ongoing Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) programme.

Country information


Important information on Uganda, such as its Country Strategy, Joint Context Analysis (JCA), Joint Strategic Framework (JSF), and general Facts & Figures on VLIR-UOS activity in Uganda.