CABUTE Master's Scholarships - 2024/2026
Blog Post illustration


CABUTE Master's Scholarships - 2024/2026

Three Ugandan institutions (Makerere University, Kyambogo University, and Uganda National Institute of Teacher Education) and two Norwegian institutions (University of Bergen and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) is implementing a six (6) years NORHED II supported Project titled ‘Capacity Building for Research–Based Teacher Education (CABUTE)’.  

Based on the NORHED II-programme (The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development) and fundings from Norad (the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation), CABUTE is aimed at enabling Uganda’s successful implementation of the National Teacher Policy through capacity building in English, General Education, Mathematics and Music. The specific objectives of CABUTE are:  

  • To strengthen the quality and relevance of postgraduate teacher education and research program and methods in selected subjects  

  • To strengthen postgraduate teacher educator education and research systems in the selected subjects.  

  • To increase competence and capacity of higher education faculty and teacher educators.  

  • To improve institutional small-scale infrastructure and equipment for education and research.  

  • To improve gender equality and inclusion of marginalized groups in teacher education and research in selected subjects.  

  • To increase availability of opportunities for lifelong learning among teacher educators, and 

  • To increase engagement with the Ugandan ministry of education and sports and other relevant stakeholders for dissemination of knowledge, among others. 

To achieve these objectives, CABUTE provides a total of eight (8) Masters scholarships to promising scholars conducting their studies and research in one or a combination of the following subject areas: 

  • English/English Education (two scholarships at Makerere University) 

  • General Education/Foundations of Education (two scholarships at Makerere University) 

  • Mathematics/Mathematics Education (two scholarships at Makerere University) 

  • Music/Music Education (two scholarships at Kyambogo University) 

The training will be given with additional CABUTE seminars and co-supervision from the University of Bergen and/or Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. 

CABUTE especially invites interested candidates from the Ugandan CABUTE-partner institutions (Makerere University, Kyambogo University, and UNITE) to apply for the scholarships. Applicants from other Teacher Training Colleges in Uganda may come into consideration if the CABUTE-partner institutions are unable to recruit well-qualified applicants to the scholarships.  

The Masters training will commence in August 2024 and will be supported for a period of two (2) years on full-time basis. The training is preferably under Education-relevant Master’s programmes at Makerere University (for English Education, General Education/Foundations of Education, and Mathematics Education) and Kyambogo University (for Music Education). 


Applicants must: 

  1. Be a Ugandan citizen. 

  1. Be holding a relevant Bachelor’s degree in one of the following subjects: 

  1. English/English Education,  

  1. General Education/Foundations of Education,  

  1. Mathematics/Mathematics Education, or  

  1. Music/Music Education. 

  1. Be able to stay in Norway for a period of three weeks during the study. 

  1. Not holding any other scholarship for Masters studies. 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think creatively and work independently. 

  1. Be able to work in a team of researchers from Uganda and Norway. 

  1. Take on a Masters research project in any of the four subject areas. 

  1. Be a tutor/lecturer in one of the Ugandan CABUTE partner institution (Makerere, Kyambogo or UNITE) or another Teacher Training College in Uganda.  


Interested applicants should submit the following sets of documents:  

  1. An application letter for scholarship for Masters scholarship. 
  2. A research Concept Note of maximum 3000 words (see guidelines given below). 
  3. A current CV, which includes a detailed description of previous education at university level (all courses and grades) 
  4. A certified copy of the applicant’s Bachelor degree/diploma  
  5. Certified transcripts of grades from all courses at university level 
  6. At least two (2) letters of recommendation from academic referees, signed and dated from 2024. 
  7. Copy of appointment letter from the Education Service Commission, Ministry of Education and Sports, or proof of employment from own Head of Department/Dean. 
  8. Citizenship Proof; copy of national identity card or passport 
  9. A recent photo in passport format. 


The Concept Note must include:  

  1. A description of the applicant’s research interest in any of the above subject areas 
  2. A description of the applicant’s background in this area/these areas 
  3. A discussion on the applicant’s motivation for conducting Masters studies 
  4. A discussion on what outputs the applicant expects to realize through the Masters studies 

The application with supporting documents should be submitted electronically to: 

Application submission deadline is Thursday February 15th 2024 at 5pm. Interviews will be conducted at an appropriate date to be communicated. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.  


Admission for Masters Studies at Makerere University/Kyambogo University  

The admission for Masters in the four areas of specialization is independent of the scholarship award and hence candidates must follow the existing admission processes/regulations at Makerere University or Kyambogo University.  

Successful candidates for the scholarship who are not yet admitted at Makerere University or Kyambogo University will be required to follow these institutions Masters application procedure and secure admission before commencement of the Masters training in August 2024. 

Share this post

Register or Login to leave a comment.