Financial Assistance

Students typically meet their tuition requirements through a combination of government scholarship support, training or study fellowships, private loans, personal funds, and UGHE scholarship support. We encourage MGHD candidates to take the initiative to research external funding opportunities in advance of their acceptance into the program.

UGHE is committed to alleviating the burden of tuition for students through equity affirmative financial aid policies including payment plans and scholarship opportunities. All MGHD candidates are invited to submit a financial aid application with their application.

Flexible Payment Plans

UGHE provides the opportunity for students to divide their tuition into smaller, more manageable payments. Students have the option to be invoiced once per semester or once per month. The University also provides students the option to extend monthly payments a year beyond their studies. Academic transcripts and diplomas will be withheld until all tuition payments are fulfilled.

UGHE Scholarships

High-quality applicants are admitted into the MGHD program irrespective of their ability to pay tuition. MGHD candidates will be asked to submit a UGHE scholarship application along with their application for admission. Eligibility for a UGHE scholarship will be determined based on merit, financial need, and diversity. In order to be considered for a UGHE scholarship, MGHD candidates will be asked to submit an overview of their financial history including a statement of earnings, documentation of current loans and personal assets, and an outline of additional financial obligations. Financial need will be determined on an individual basis and only after a full assessment of a student’s financial capacity.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in advance of the MGHD decision deadline.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities 

Women in Global Health Leadership Scholarship

In an effort to advance the status of women, UGHE has established the Women in Global Health Leadership scholarship. This will be awarded annually to incoming MGHD candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity and a strong desire to advance global health delivery. Tuition support will be awarded to female MGHD candidates. Award distribution will be determined after a careful evaluation of each candidate’s application and financial need.

Criteria

  • Female
  • Performed exceptionally well on all stages of the admission process (e.g., application, exam and interview)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference will be given to nationals from a country in the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda)

 

One Health Scholarship

Challenges in global health delivery frequently emerge at the interface of human, animal, and natural systems. UGHE is at the forefront of a paradigm shift in training and providing students the opportunity to explore these complex challenges through a One Health approach. To promote this interdisciplinary perspective on health, UGHE has established the One Health Scholarship. This will be awarded to incoming MGHD candidates with a background in a One Health discipline (e.g., environmental, veterinary and social sciences). Tuition support will be awarded to an MGHD candidate with a demonstrated commitment to equity and a strong desire to investigate the interdependencies of human, animal, and natural systems that contribute to global health delivery. Award distribution will be determined after a careful evaluation of each candidate’s application and financial need.

Criteria

  • Has a background in a One Health discipline (e.g., environmental sciences, veterinary sciences and social sciences)
  • Performed exceptionally well on all stages of the admission process (e.g., application, exam and interview)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference will be given to nationals from a country in the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda)