Join the Fellowship
The Teach For Uganda Fellowship Program is a two-year leadership development opportunity for you to change the lives of children around Uganda while developing the most sought-after leadership skills. The fellowship is an incredibly challenging, fulfilling and rewarding experience. It will grow you and transform your life, as well as that of your students, in ways you could have never imagined.
How To Become A Fellow:
Online Application Process:
Fill in the application form and submit your CV along with four short-answer responses and one essay response.
Critical Thinking Assignment:
If your online application is successful, you will be invited to complete a Critical Thinking Assignment.
If you progress past the Critical Thinking Assignment, you will be invited for an in-person interview with TFU staff.
TFU will inform successful applicants of the final decision concerning their application, and will share next steps.
Still have questions about the fellowship program? You might find your answer below:
1. How do I know if I am eligible to apply?
To apply, you must be a citizen of Uganda below the age of 35, you must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of study, and you must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and above.
2. What do you look for in an applicant?
Our fellows serve as advocates, teachers, and advisers for their students. When you stand in front of a child, you must be your best self. The qualities that excite us in an applicant are a willingness to care for and protect our children, perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to, motivate and influence others, a track record of demonstrated leadership and outstanding achievement, excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and a can-do attitude. Note that if you read this list and initially worry that you do not possess all these qualities, but then think that you are willing and ready to develop these qualities, you’re a star! We look forward to receiving your application 🙂
3. I’m a little shy to ask, but what are the benefits and professional opportunities from participating in the TFU Fellowship?
You should not hesitate to ask. These are important questions to ask as you take on a new opportunity. As a fellow, you will receive cutting-edge global training in leadership and innovative teaching methods, networking opportunities to learn from a global Teach For All network of fellows, alumni and leaders spanning over 40 countries and 6 continents, a monthly stipend and health insurance, and personalized mentorship and coaching from dedicated leadership development coaches.
4. What exactly do fellows do in the classroom?
Our fellows teach full-time in UPE schools. During your two years in our program, it will be your personal responsibility to empower your students. As a teacher, you will set high expectations for your students, build a culture of achievement in the classroom, design effective lesson plans tailored to students’ needs, provide one-on-one mentorship to students in order to support them more meaningfully, employ learner-centered approaches of teaching to keep students engaged and motivated to learn, design and make use of learning aids to create a conducive learning environment for students, collaborate with other teachers, school leaders and community members in order to provide comprehensive care for the students, administer and analyze assessments in order to monitor students’ academic progress, and organize parent meetings to engage them in the learning of their children. In your 2nd year, you will research, plan and implement a project to address one primary challenge to students’ achievement. We expect a lot from you as a fellow, but we also provide you with personalized support to meet your needs, and increase your effectiveness as a teacher and as a leader.
Our Partners & Supporters
We are deeply grateful to our early stage partners and supporters with whom this vision is possible.