It is rather interesting because in Canada, a bachelor degree can get you a full scholarship. A masters, law, or medicine is not easy. We have a young lady here who attends UPEI for an Executive MBA. She is not funded. My sister and her father have to send money to pay for all her studies. Kid is a Civil Engineer with Transportation so an Executive MBA (4 days a weak in class) is not easily funded because she even has working papers. By the way, in Canada, when you get your student visa, now you get permission to work anywhere while going to school. I will deal with this another time. I am just trying to get this application thing out of the way as most deadlines for International Students are March 15th and time is running out.
If you do not read what I post for education, you are denying yourself opportunities. Bachelors degrees are for anyone. All our Universities take anyone with Alevels from Uganda. But get this, even from Universities. We also have this thing called Mature Entry. I have helped some people with this one in the past. Basically, as long as you are 21yrs old or older, even you dropped out of school, you get admitted as long as you write a convincing letter to say why you think you need to go to school now. Incidentally, mature students get funded more than young kids. Main reason, they have life experiences to bring into the lectures and discussions. Even graduates with degrees can use this one.
By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)