IUCEA hereby invites the citizens of the East African Community to apply for cohort 2 of the KfW- funded Scholarships, to pursue Master’s studies in the 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 (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), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and German Development Bank-KfW. The project has 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.
Female applicants are encouraged to apply. This programme will include a minimum of 30% female students and a special consideration will be given to South Sudan female applicants.
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.
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:
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 a 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.
Students will apply for the following programmes. Please ensure that you have applied for a programme at a university outside your country of origin.
|Dedan Kimathi University of Technology|
|1||Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Engineering||Engineering|
|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|
|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|
|12||Master of Science in Human Resource Management||Business Science|
|13||Master of Business Administration||Business Science|
|14||Master of Science in ICT||Informatics|
|University of Nairobi|
|15||Master of Science in Meteorology||Science|
|16||Master of Art in Microfinance||Business Science|
|17||Master of Science in Taxation||Business Science|
|18||Master of Science in Conservation and Natural Resources Management||Science|
|19||Master of Science in Physics||Science|
|20||Master of Public Infrastructures Management||Business Science|
|21||Master of Science in Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Science||Science|
|22||Master of Science in Statistics||Business Science|
|23||Master of Science in Technology, Innovation and Industrial Development||Technology|
|24||Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering||Engineering|
|25||Master of Science in Quantitative Economics||Business Science|
|Mbarara University of Science & Technology|
|26||Master of Science in Biology||Science|
|27||Master of Science in Chemistry||Science|
|28||Master of Science in Medical Lab science||Science|
|Moshi Co-operative University|
|29||Master of Business Management||Business Science|
|30||Master of Arts in Cooperative and Community Development||Business Science|
|31||Master of Arts in Procurement and Supply Management||Business Science|
|Sokoine University of Agriculture|
|32||Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering and Management||Engineering|
|University of Dodoma|
|33||Master of Science in Information Technology||Informatics|
|34||Master of Science in Mathematics||Mathematics|
|35||Master of Science in Chemistry||Science|
|36||Master of Science in Petroleum Geo-Sciences||Science|
The minimum requirements for qualification for the programme are:
Note: This has to be one letter
i. Be below 35 years of age; and
ii. Have obtained an admission from a university in another country in the EAC Region other than their own.
To apply for this Scholarship, interested candidates are advised to proceed as follows:
Application for admission to the university;
Step 1: Identify the programme and University of their choice from section 4 above that contains Eligible Programmes;
Step 2: Fill the application form for admission to your university of choice (this can be found on the university website);
Step 3: Submit the completed university application form and its supporting documents to the university indicating that you intend to apply for the EAC Scholarship Programme.
Application for the EAC Scholarship Programme
Step 5: Download the EAC Scholarship Application Form from the IUCEA website and fill it.
Step 6: Submit both 1) the scholarship application form and its supporting documentation (see section 7 below) and 2) the university application form and its attachments electronically to;
Please ensure that you have attached the following documents
The deadline for receiving applications is 22nd October 2020, not later than 17:00 hours East African Time. Only successful candidates will be contacted after the selection process is complete.