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RUFORUM MasterCard 2019 Scholarships for Africans

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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters
OPEN TO: Africans
PLACE: Kenya or Uganda
STATUS: Closed

The [email protected] Scholarships 2019

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is implementing an eight year transformative project to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. The aim of the partnership is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation.

Host Institutions:

Gulu University in Uganda and Egerton University in Kenya.

Field of study:

Gulu University

  1. Bachelor of Science in Agri-Entrepreneurship and Communication Management
  2. Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness
  3. Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering
  4. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  5. Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
  6. Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
  7. Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition

Egerton University

  1. Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
  2. Bachelor of Science in Community Development
  3. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management
  4. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Technology
  5. Master of Science in Agricultural Extension
  6. Master of Science in Soil Science
Number of Awards:

50 Undergraduate and 20 Masters Scholarships.

Target group:

Open to Africans with 70% for Kenya and Uganda nationals.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Students enrolled under this scholarship program will receive

  • comprehensive scholarships,
  • leadership development,
  • life skills support,
  • entrepreneurship training and mentorship and exposure to community engagement.
  1. Be a national of Kenya and Uganda to beneft from the national respective scholarship quota
  2. Be a citizen of any African country to beneft from the Africa region scholarship quota
  3. Be from economically disadvantaged, marginalized communities, coming from conflict and post conflict areas.
  4. Be less than 25 years for undergraduate and less than 30 years for masters studies by the deadline of the application.
  5. Should have completed secondary school and/or diploma for a Bachelors degree application not more than two years from the time of this call. Continuing students are NOT eligible
  6. The applicant should meet admission criteria to eligible programs in the University of choice (Egerton University or Gulu University).
  7. Demonstrate interest in agriculture, agribusiness and entrepreneurship
  8. Demonstrate commitment to leadership
  9. Have commitment to working in agriculture, agricultural value chains and rural development
  10. Have a strong commitment to community engagement and transformation.
Application instructions:

Applicants should obtain application forms for both the scholarships and admission from the university of choice. Applicants shall only apply to one university of choice. Application forms can also be downloaded by clicking following websites: RUFORUM; Gulu University and Egerton University. Applicants are encouraged to carefully study the application guidelines and provide all the required information and documents prior to submitting the application. Females are particularly encouraged to apply. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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