EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES SCHOLARSHIPS

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES SCHOLARSHIPS

Last Updated at: 2020-10-16 04:17:36

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

Science

22

Master of Science in Statistics

Business Science

23

Master of Science in Technology, Innovation and Industrial Development

Technology

 

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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 Science

 

 

Moshi Co-operative University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanzania

30

Master of Arts in Cooperative and Community Development

Business Science

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

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The minimum requirements for qualification into the programme are:

 

  1. Be a citizen of a partner state of the East African Community;
  2. Possess the required academic qualifications for admission to the programme (at least at the level of Upper Second Class Honours or “Distinction” as applicable;
  3. 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

 

4.Be below 35 years of age; and

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

 

 

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;

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.

  1. Candidates may apply to more than one University.
  2. Candidates may apply for more than one programme; however each programme should have its own application form and attachments.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Please ensure that you have attached the following documents

  • Signed curriculum vitae
  • 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.
  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained from foreign institutions must be equated by the National Council/ Commission for Higher Education in their respective Partner State.
  • 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.
  • Recent passport photograph in colour of your full head and upper shoulders.
  • Evidence of Nationality of a Partner State in the East African Community such as copy of national identity card/ passport/birth certificate.
  • Any other form of evidence required in the application form e.g. medical reports, photos and letters of reference.
  • A motivation letter.

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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Hery Nov 24, 2020 | 17:10:19

How I wish all counties could do the same. Covid-19 is real and schools are affected

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Michael Nov 12, 2020 | 13:15:27

Tsc is lying about promotion of teachers yet some have stayed for over ten years without promotion. Parliamentary committee on education look into this problem.

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Madina Oct 22, 2020 | 16:01:01

Kama shule haina darasa la wanafunzi watahiniwa,na walimu wote wako shuleni,hamhisi Kuwa ni seals gumu Kuwa idle tafadhali

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Mercy Karanja Oct 7, 2020 | 17:38:29

Amazing, thanks Teachers Updates for understanding what we really want. I have found the merit list for Mombasa County and I am confident I will win that position. Lets meet on ground fam 🙏

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 Oct 21, 2020 | 15:29:49

Ok

Hendrick Oct 5, 2020 | 08:49:34

Is there a county called Bungoma in this country??Why ist not reflecting there please.

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 Oct 17, 2020 | 06:27:53

Yes l come from Bungoma County, located in western region. Is among luhya based county, neighborhood to Trans Nzoia county,Kakamega county Vihiga county and Busia

 Oct 5, 2020 | 16:10:54

Yes we have Bungoma cou2

BARRAK WERE Sep 17, 2020 | 13:40:54

That number nine i think is fake, and why do they want all these documents and yet we scanned and send to them, it is just a formality which disadvantages other, most of the doctors are on strike, who will fill that form, why not private hospitals? Even the public hospital doctors do not examin, they just fill the form, what they yearn for is just money.

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jay Sep 14, 2020 | 12:06:01

Fake announcement NO money was released to pay BOM teacher #PAYBOMSALARY

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 Oct 12, 2020 | 10:02:34

I work under BOM and I was paid, consult with your principal.

 Sep 19, 2020 | 06:15:37

They should be employed instead

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:03

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:02

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 1, 2020 | 16:40:43

uygyufyfyug

 Sep 25, 2020 | 13:56:51

We aint

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:55:33

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 9, 2020 | 09:47:00

The money honestly speaking was paid.I am a bom teacher and I received the boom

 Sep 20, 2020 | 10:40:51

Hapo sisemi kitu🙄

Weta Makio Sep 9, 2020 | 05:28:50

They should open schools.. Enough looting has been done in the two ministries to benefit a few individuals... They should not kill the education of the common child when their kids are learning online

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 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Sep 15, 2020 | 04:38:23

Just help us to learn online

Erick Sep 6, 2020 | 11:05:03

#paybomsalary

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 Sep 8, 2020 | 11:06:34

Hoping that this has reached the destination.bom teachers are depressed.

 Sep 6, 2020 | 16:11:22

Where do BOG trainers in tvet institutions fall here, are they included too?

 Sep 6, 2020 | 14:22:31

Coushion Tvet Bom teachers too life is getting hard n hard every day

 Sep 6, 2020 | 11:52:43

MOE CS should resign with his advisors

Evangeline Ngoci Sep 5, 2020 | 13:57:57

Yes , as a tvet bom teacher am almost giving up in life, please Prof. Magoha help us

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 Sep 10, 2020 | 13:21:56

What is up to date?

 Sep 10, 2020 | 08:21:07

What you told as date of reopen school