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EAC Scholarship Programme 2020/2021

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CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

FROM NATIONALS OF EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES TO PURSUE KFW- FUNDED MASTER’S STUDIES

(COHORT 2)

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. 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.

  1. 2. 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. 3. 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. a) University tuition fees: payable directly to the university according to an official

invoice;

  1. b) Stipend: EUR380 per month to support living expenses including housing, food,

utilities, local transportation and settlement expenses;

  1. c) Allowances for  study  materials  and  research:    EUR  1,500  one-  off allowance;
  2. d) Medical insurance; and
  3. e) Extracurricular events: at least one event per yea

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.

  1. 4. ELIGIBLE PROGRAMMES
# 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

 

Science

22  

Master of Science in Statistics

Business

Science

23 Master of Science in Technology, Innovation

and Industrial Development

Technology

 

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

 

 

# Programmes Thematic

Area

University/ Institution Country
 

 

24

 

 

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

 

 

Engineering

   
25 Master of Science in Quantitative Economics Business    
Science    
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 Science  
29 Master of Business Management Business    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanzania

Science  
30 Master of Arts in Cooperative and Community

Development

Business  
Science Moshi Co-operative
  University
31 Master of Arts in Procurement and Supply

Management

Business  
Science  
32 Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering and

Management

Engineering  

Sokoine University of

Agriculture

33 Master of Science in Information Technology Informatics  

 

 

 

University of Dodoma

34 Master of Science in Mathematics Mathematics
35 Master of Science in Chemistry Science
36 Master of Science in Petroleum Geo- Sciences Science

 

 

 

 

  1. 5. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

The minimum requirements for qualification into the programme are:

 

  1. a) Be a citizen of a partner state of the East African Community;

 

  1. b) Possess the required academic qualifications for admission to the programme (at least at the level of Upper Second Class Honours or “Distinction” as applicable;

 

  1. c) Submit a motivation letter in English (with not more than 500 words) as follows:

well written (grammatically and professionally)

Demonstrates  a  convincing  motivation  for  wanting  to  pursue    the

Master’s Programme chosen

Adequately  demonstrates  the  applicant’s  foreseen  professional engagement in EAC Integration agenda after completing the Master’s Programme

Demonstrates how they expect to apply the acquired skills and knowledge from the Master’s Programme  to  contribute  to  the EAC Integration Agenda

Demonstrates where they anticipate to see themselves professionally and academically in 5 and 10 years.

 

Note: This has to be one letter

 

  1. d) Be below 35 years of age; and

 

  1. e) Have obtained admission from a university in another country in the EAC Region other than their own.

 

 

 

  1. 6. APPLICATION PROCESS

 

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 4: Register online to express your interest in the EAC scholarship (find the link on the IUCEA website:  www.iucea.org).

Step 5: Download the 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;

scholarships@iucea.org  and

projects@adroitconsultinternational.com

indicating the subject line as; YOUR NAME, PROGRAMME APPLIED FOR AND UNIVERSITY e.g. Tsavo Simba, MBA at Adroit University

 

Notes: (1) Where universities have an online application system, please complete this online application form then send the scholarship application form and attachments to the specified email addresses. Please ensure that you submit both application forms as described in step 6 above.

(2)   Candidates may apply to more than one University.

(3)   Candidates may apply for more than one programme; however each programme should have its own application form and attachments.

 

 

 

  1. 7. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Please ensure that you have attached the following documents a)  Signed curriculum vitae

  1. b) Certified copies of all university degree certificates and transcripts. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
  2. c) Applicants with academic qualifications obtained from foreign institutions must be equated by the National Council/ Commission for Higher Education in their respective Partner State.
  3. d) Applicants with supporting documents (transcripts, certificates among others)

in languages other than English are required to submit both the originals and

 

copies translated to English language by an accredited language translations provider.

  1. e) Recent passport photograph in colour of your full head and upper shoulde
  2. f) Evidence of Nationality of a Partner State in the East African Community such as copy of national identity card/ passport/birth certificate.
  3. g) Any other form of evidence required in the application form e.g. medical reports, photos and letters of reference.
  4. h) A motivation lette

 

 

 

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.

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