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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES SCHOLARSHIPS

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

FROM NATIONALS OF EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES TO PURSUE KFW- FUNDED MASTER’S STUDIES IN AN EAC PARTNER STATE OTHER THAN THEIR OWN

Opening date: 2nd October 2020

Closing date: 22nd October 2020, 17:00 hours, East African Time

Thematic areas:




  1. Mathematics,
  2. Engineering,
  3. Informatics,
  4. Science,
  5. Technology and
  6. Business Science

Eligible applicants: Nationals of the East African Community (EAC) Partner states.

Duration of the Scholarship: 2 years

 

 




  1. BACKGROUND

The EAC Scholarship Programme is an initiative of the East African Community (EAC), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and German Development Bank- KfW. The project begun in 2018 when the EAC and IUCEA entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KfW 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 and an exchange programme 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 programme will include a minimum of 30 percent female students with a special consideration for South Sudan female applicants in order to support women’s participation and enhance gender equality.

IUCEA hereby invites applications from students who are citizens of the East African Community (EAC) Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for cohort 2 of the KfW- funded Master’s Scholarships.

OBJECTIVE

 




The objective of the programme is to train Master’s scholars who will serve as change agents for regional economic development and integration in the EAC.

 

  1. SCHOLARSHIP DESIGN

 

The project offers financial support to academically skilled and disadvantaged Master’s students with the main focus on priority areas. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to join the programme. Up to 60 scholarships are available this year.

 




The scholarship covers:

  1. University tuition fees: payable directly to the university according to an official invoice;
  2. Stipend: EUR380 per month to support living expenses including housing, food, utilities, local transportation and settlement expenses;
  3. Allowances   for  study  materials  and  research: EUR 1,500 one- off allowance;
  4. Medical insurance; and
  5. Extracurricular events: at least one event per year.

 

 The students shall be required to apply to study in another EAC country (not their country of origin). 




At the Universities/Institutions, mentors will be selected in order to support the students during the time of study and research. With the help of integrated internships, and extra-curricular activities, practical learning will be ensured through the universities and public-private partnerships undertakings. IUCEA will support the Universities/Institutions in the selection of the mentors and facilitation of the internships during the implementation of the Master’s programmes.

The financial cooperation arrangement shall finance the first three cohorts of approximately 157 Master’s students over their full study time of 2 years. After the first cohort has completed the studies, an independent evaluation of the level of attainment of the objectives of the project will be carried out, with the desirable impact being assessed.




The students will take part in extracurricular events at minimum of one event-visit per year per student. These could be networking events with representatives from political and socio economic spheres, whereby training on regional integration topics and other subjects based seminars are organized.

 

ELIGIBLE PROGRAMMES

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




























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Programmes

Thematic Area




University/ Institution

Country

1

Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Engineering

Engineering

 

 

 

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenya

2

Master of Science in Leather Technology

Technology

3

Master of Science in Food Science & Technology

Technology

4

Master of Science in Geothermal Energy Technology

Technology

5

Master of Science in Physics

Science




 

 

 

 

 

Kenyatta University

6

Master of Science in Biotechnology




Science

7

Master of Science in Crop Protection (Plant Pathology)

Science

8

Master of Science in Integrated Soil Fertility Management

Science

9

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Mathematics

10

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Business Science

11

Master of Business Administration with I.T

Business Science

 

 

 

 

Kibabii University

12

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Business Science

13

Master of Business Administration

Business Science

14

Master of Science in ICT

Informatics

15

Master of Science in Meteorology

Science

University of Nairobi

16

Master of Art in Microfinance

Business Science

 

INES- Ruhengeri

 

Rwanda

17

Master of science in Taxation

Business Science

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 Science

 




 

 

Makerere University

21

Master of Science in Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Science

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