TEST for UGANDA is a registered Ugandan Charitable Trust. It was formed by a group of graduates from Linacre College, Oxford University and is a constituent member of the UK Charity, TEST for AFRICA’s family.

Its aim is to aid the social and economic development of Uganda by enabling bright but needy students to receive undergraduate education at Ugandan public universities against their personal pledge to work for the benefit of their communities and their nation upon graduation.

The fundamental philosophy behind the formation of TEST for UGANDA is the belief that one of the causes of poverty in developing countries is a lack of education. By enabling bright, yet financially challenged Ugandans the opportunity to undertake local tertiary education through a programme of means tested scholarships in exchange for a personal bond requiring them to remain within Uganda, graduates are expected to make significant contributions to the social and economic development within their communities and their country.

Currently the majority of the funding for TEST for Uganda emanates from TEST for AFRICA, but the ultimate aim of TEST for Uganda is to become self-sustainable.

Applications for support from TEST for Uganda will be channelled through the aegis of Uganda's Universities and Polytechnics.

Test for Uganda is part of TEST for Africa.


July 2016

Application and renewal forms are now available.

March 2016

The audited financial statements for TEST for Uganda for 2013, 2014, and 2015 are now available to download.

November 2015

TEST for AFRICA Trustees are proud to announce expansion of TEST activities into Tanzania. TEST for TANZANIA will provide partial and fully funded scholarships to both new and continuing students for tertiary education at Tanzania's public universities. Awards will be based on need and long term commitment for social and economic development of Tanzania. It is intended that the first awards will be made for the 2016/2017 academic year.

August 2015

A very kind article about TEST appeared in the latest edition of Oxford Thinking, a brochure widely circulated as part of the University's Capital Campaign.

July 2015

Application and renewal forms are now available.

April 2015

TEST for AFRICA and TEST for UGANDA are pleased to announce the receipt of a significant donation from R Nick Brown and his wife Dr Roosa Leimu-Brown to create 5 new Scholarships in Uganda. These Scholarships will be named after Dr Nick Brown's parents Ray and Avril Brown, and will be preferentially awarded to female undergraduates. Dr Nick Brown is TEST for AFRICA's Chairman and Principal of Linacre College, Oxford.

September 2013

TEST for AFRICA and TEST for UGANDA jointly announce the award of 56 Scholarships for study at all of the Ugandan Public Universities for the academic year 2013-2014. These include 24 Scholarship renewals and 31 new awards, and importantly 29 (52%) of the awards are for women.

August 2013

The TEST for Uganda Annual Report, is available here.

April 2013

Application and renewal forms are now available.

November 2012

TEST for UGANDA is making its first Scholarship awards to a total of 26 bright but needy Ugandans, including 11 females. The majority of the awards are being made to individuals from the poorest regions of the country (the North and the East) and include both new and continuing students at Gulu, Makerere, Kyambogo and Busitema Universities as well as the Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

July 2012

TEST for AFRICA is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Jennie Travers after a long struggle with illness. Jennie was a Co-Founder of TEST and has been Chairman since its inception. Her enthusiasm, generosity and integrity will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy is extended to her children, David, Robert and Joanna and her grandchildren, Zoe, Alexander, Jana and Abigail.

May 2011

Application notes/FAQ are now available.

April 2011

Application forms are now available.