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African Students RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships 2018/2019 -APPLY NOW

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is delighted to call for applications for the African Students RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships 2018/2019, hurury now and apply!!

About the Award:

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 eight year program (2016-2024) and will be supporting students that are economically disadvantaged, those from post-conflict and conflict affected areas of Africa.

Students who are economically disadvantaged, and students from post-conflict and conflict-affected areas of Africa, are welcome to apply for admission and financial support at Gulu University (Uganda) or Egerton University (Kenya). The announcements lists the available academic programs at each university.

Undergraduate, Masters

Fields of Study:

The RUFORUM Technical Committee (RTC) has identified the following priority programs for the academic year 2018/2019 as eligible for application and to be supported:

Gulu University

Bachelor of Science in AgriManagement
Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness
Master of Science in Biosystems Engineering
Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
Bachelor of Science Education (Agriculture)
Master of Science in Food Security and Egerton University

Egerton University

  1. Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
  2. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension
  3. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
  4. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management
  5. Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
  6. Master of Science in Agronomy

Value of Scholarship: 


Eligible Countries: 

African countries. 70% will be for Kenya and Uganda nationals.

To be taken at (Universities):

 Gulu University and Egerton University.

  • This scholarship opportunity is open to African students of all race, colour, dissent and who in particular are economically disadvantaged and those coming from conflict and post-conflict areas of Africa.
  • The applicant has to be in position to qualify for admission into undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs at Gulu University and/or Egerton University as listed above.
  • Students already having a scholarship of any kind are not eligible to benefit this scholarship opportunity anyone with a double scholarship if found will automatically be discontinued.

Females are particularly encouraged to apply

How to Apply: 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 from the Scholarship Webpage link below.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2018

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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