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EAC Scholarship Programme – 2 Year Funded Masters Opportunity

IUCEA hereby invites suitably qualified nationals of the East African Community (EAC) to apply for cohort 3 of the KfW- funded Scholarships, to pursue Master’s studies in the EAC Partner State other than their own.

Opening date: August 27th 2021 

Closing date: September 17 th , 2021 not later than 17:00 hours, East African Time 


Thematic areas: 

1) Mathematics 

2) Engineering 

3) Informatics 

4) Science 

5) Technology 

6) Business Science 


Eligible applicants: Young nationals (aged below 35 years) of the EAC Partner states (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). 

Duration of the Scholarship: 2 years 



The EAC Scholarship Programme is an initiative of the East African Community (EAC) and the Federal Republic of Germany. 

The project begun in 2018 when the EAC Secretariat and Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KfW (German Development Bank) geared 

towards the training of students within the EAC Region. 

This Project aims at creating future change agents, who identify themselves with the integration agenda of the EAC and are willing to share economic and development-oriented expert knowledge. 

The goal of this initiative is to contribute towards training leaders that will foster the EAC Regional integration. This goal will be partly achieved through the establishment of academic collaboration between universities/institutions within the EAC Region, by encouraging students to study in countries other than their own. 

In order to achieve these impacts, the project offers a comprehensive package including scholarships for Master’s programmes, internships, mentoring, networking events and further leadership training activities.  


The scholarship will support Master’s students in 

i) Mathematics, 

ii) Engineering, 

iii) Informatics,

iv) Science, 

v) Technology and 

vi) Business Science programmes. 

The students are required to apply to study in another EAC country (not their country of origin). Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

This Programme will include a minimum of 30% female students and a special consideration will be given to Burundian and South Sudanese female applicants.



Up to 63 scholarships are available in the 2021/2022 academic year. 

The scholarship covers the following: 

a) Return economy air ticket between the candidate’s home and host countries 

b) University tuition fees: payable directly to the university against official invoice; 

c) Stipend: EUR380 per month to support living expenses including housing, food, utilities, local transportation and settlement expenses; 

d) Allowances for study materials and research: EUR 1,500 one- off allowance; 

e) Medical insurance; and 

f) Extracurricular events: at least one event per year. 



Students will apply to pursue their studies in the following programmes. Please ensure that you have applied for a programme in a university outside your country of origin. 

  Programmes Thematic
University/ Institution Country
1 Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing
and Automation Engineering
Engineering Dedan Kimathi University of Technology





















2 Master of Science in Leather Technology Technology
3 Master of Science in Food Science &
4 Master of Science in Geothermal Energy
5 Master of Science in Physics Science Kenyatta University
6 Master of Science in Biotechnology Science
7 Master of Science in Crop Protection (Plant
8 Master of Science in Integrated Soil Fertility
9 Master of Science in Applied Mathematics Mathematics


10 Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Business
11 Master of Business Administration with I.T Business
Kibabii University
12 Master of Science in Human Resource
13 Master of Business Administration Business
14 Master of Science in ICT Informatics
15 Master of Science in Meteorology Science

university of Nairobi


16 Master of Art in Microfinance Business
INES- Ruhengeri Rwanda
17 Master of science in Taxation Business
18 Master of Science in Conservation and Natural
Resources Management
Science Kyambogo University Uganda
19 Master of Science in Physics Science
20 Master of Public Infrastructures Management Business
Makerere University
21 Master of Science in Zoology, Entomology ‘’d
Fisheries Science
22 Master of Science in Statistics Business
23 Master of Science in Technology, Innovation and
Industrial Development
24 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Engineering
25 Master of Science in Quantitative Economics Business
26 Master of Science in Biology Science Mbarara University of
Science & Technology
27 Master of Science in Chemistry Science
28 Master of Science in Medical Lab science

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