Masters graduates enjoy a boat trip

Since 1988 we have supported over 1,000 students through our scholarships, around 600 students at postgraduate level and 700 on undergraduate courses. In partnership with universities and various donors we provide scholarship opportunities to conflict affected students from Eastern and Central Africa at universities and colleges in the UK and Sudan.

We carefully select candidates of particular merit taking in to account not only academic ability but financial need, social disadvantage and those who have the potential and willingness to put their skills to use for the positive development of their communities.

We aim to enhance the knowledge, professional skills and capacity of refugees and others affected by conflict in South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, to be effective leaders and contribute to development in the communities in which they work in Africa. Many of those that we have supported are working in the public or private sectors, including international and national Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) as managers or practitioners in a wide range of sectors such as health, education, engineering, computing, communications, architecture and agriculture. 

To find out what some of our alumni are doing you can read more here.

Postgraduate scholarships

Through partnerships with a number of British universities and funding from donors supporting our work we offer scholarship opportunities to eligible candidates at postgraduate level in the UK. Read more about the postgraduate programme.

Undergraduate scholarships 

Currently, WTI manages an undergraduate scholarship programme for refugees studying at local universities in Sudan, supported by UNHCR’s Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI). The DAFI programme is also managed by the Windle Trusts in Kenya and Uganda. Read more about our undergraduate programme.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship you can see how to apply for scholarship to find out if you are eligible to be considered and read about the Universities that we work with and donors that support our work