Application Deadline: 31st March 2021 at 17:00 hours (GMT+3)

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year program aimed at transforming 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. This is an eight year program (2016-2024) and will support students that are economically disadvantaged as well as those from post-conflict and conflict affected areas of Africa. Interested applicants will undertake their training at Gulu University and Egerton University.

This scholarship opportunity is open to African students of all race, colour, and descent, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged and from conflict and post-conflict areas of Africa. The applicant should be eligible for admission into undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes at Gulu University and/or Egerton University as listed above. Students already holding any other scholarship of any kind are not eligible to benefit from this scholarship opportunity. If found, anyone student with a double scholarship will automatically be discontinued. Prospective applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a national of Kenya and Uganda to benefit from the national respective scholarship quota
  2. Be a citizen of any African country to benefit 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 master’s studies at the time of application.
  5. Should have completed secondary school and/or diploma for a bachelor’s degree application not more than two years before the time of this call.
  6. The applicant should meet admission criteria to eligible programs in the university of choice (Egerton University or Gulu University).
  7. For admission into Gulu University for an undergraduate degree programme one must have attained the High School Certificate (HSC) also known as Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent. For admission into Egerton University one must have completed the Kenya Secondary Education Certificate (KSCE) or its equivalent.
  8. Demonstrate interest in agriculture, agribusiness and entrepreneurship
  9. Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  10. Have commitment to working in agriculture and agricultural value chains
  11. Have a strong commitment to community transformation

Benefits

Eligible Programmes

The RUFORUM Technical Committee (RTC) has identified the following priority programs for the academic year 201/2022 as eligible for application and to be supported.

Gulu University

Masters Programmes:

  1. Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
  2. Master of Science in Agri-enterprises Development

Egerton University

Masters Programs:

  1. Master of Science in Agribusiness Management
  2. Master of Science in Animal Nutrition
  3. Master of Science in Food Science

How to Apply

Applications (for admission and scholarship) must be submitted to the respective university of choice. For admission at Gulu University, kindly use the university online platform. The deadline for submission of application is  31st March 2021 at 17:00 hours (GMT+3). Females are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information read the scholarship advert and the guidelines in the application form.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM Scholarships 2021/2022

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