Join the Fellowship

The Teach For Uganda Fellowship is a two-year leadership development opportunity for you to hone the most sought after transferable skills while creating impact in low-income classrooms and beyond. The fellowship is the most challenging, fulfilling and rewarding experience. It will grow you and transform your life and that of your students in ways you could have never imagined.

Eligibility for a fellow

Who we look for:

We are looking for Uganda’s most promising future leaders who are willing to commit to a 2 year fully paid, full time teaching position in a rural low- income school.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be citizens of Uganda below the age of 35.

  • Applicants must have completed at least a bachelor's degree in any discipline of study.

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and above.

  • Applicants must have studied either Mathematics or English/literature as a course unit at undergraduate.

  • Teamwork; we support and challenge one another, work cooperatively with enthusiasm and appreciation, respect each other’s views and make our work environment fun and enjoyable.

What we look for:

  • Commitment and passion to our mission of ending education inequity in Uganda.

  • Close fit with our core values.

  • A track record of demonstrated leadership and outstanding achievement.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, motivate and influence others.

  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong organisational and planning ability.

  • Perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges.

  • Empathy and an appreciation for diversity.

  • Ability and passion to teach either Maths or English.

TFU Fellowship benefits and professional opportunities:

  • A lifetime opportunity to shape Uganda's future.

  • Cutting edge global training in leadership and innovative teaching methods.

  • Connection and opportunity 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.

  • Access to to mentorship, coaching from business leaders and opportunity for internships and career advancement.

How To Become A Fellow

Online application process:

Fill in the application form and submit your resume along with two short essays.

Phone interview:

If your online application is successful, you will be invited to participate in a phone interview. You will chat with a TFU staff for about 30 minutes regarding your application. This will allow us to better understand your experience and motivation for applying.

Assessment centre:

If you progress past the phone interview, you will be invited for an in person assessment centre where you will be asked to teach a 5 minute lesson, take part in a group activity and have a one on one interview with a Teach For Uganda staff.


Teach for Uganda will write to finalists informing both the successful and unsuccessful. Instructions on the next steps into the Fellowship program will be given.

Roles of a Fellow-Leadership in the classroom:

Fellows will teach full time in low-income government aided schools to dramatically increase the academic learning outcomes of their students, motivate them to stay in school and help them realize their dreams by doing the following:

  • Setting high expectations for their students and building 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 know them beyond the classroom.

  • Employ learner-centred approach 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 .

  • Administer and analyse assessments to monitor students’ academic progress.

  • Organize parents meetings to engage them in the learning of their children and also sensitize them about the value of educating their children.

  • Research, plan and implement a project addressing one primary challenge to students’ achievement.

Our Partners & Supporters

We are deeply grateful to our early stage partners and supporters with whom this vision is possible.

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