East African Community (EAC) Scholarship Programme 2021

The project began in 2018 when the EAC and IUCEA entered into a memorandum, of understanding (MoU) with KFW aimed towards the training of students within the EAC region.

This project aims at creating future change agents. Who identifies themselves with the integration agenda of the EAC and are willing to share economic and development-oriented expert knowledge.

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The EAC Scholarship Programme is a scholarship scheme supervised and coordinated by the East African Community (EAC), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), and German Development Bank KFW.

The goal of this initiative is to contribute towards training leaders that will foster EAC regional integration. 

Note: This scholarship scheme is for Masters Studies Only.

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.

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 Mathematics, Engineering, Informatics, Science, Technology, and Business Science programmes.

The programme will include a minimum of 30 percent of females students 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 to apply for the KFW funded Masters Scholarships.

About EAC scholarship opportunity

The objective of the EAC Scholarship Programme is to equip masters scholars who will serve as change agents for regional economic development and integration in the EAC and to promote educational schemes within African. 

The project offers financial support to academically skilled and disadvantaged master’s students with the main focus on priority programmes.

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to join the programme.

Masters students shall be given a fixed amount of money to cover living as well as costs for teaching and research materials.

The students shall be required to apply to study in an EAC Partner State other than their own.

Who is Eligible to apply requirements for the EAC scholarship opportunity 

The following selected Criteria of the EAC Scholarship Programme will help qualified candidates on how to go about the scholarship.

 The following requirement is mandatory for a qualified candidate; Students should:

 a) Be citizens of a partner state of the East African Community;

 b) Possess the required academic qualifications for admission to the programme

 c) Submit a well-written motivation letter in English elaborating on the following:

  The motivation for wanting to pursue a Masters Programme chosen in section 2 above

  Foreseen professional engagement in the EAC Integration plan after completing the Masters’s programme.

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The application process for the EAC Scholarship Programme

EAC Scholarship Programme applications will be submitted through the following process and steps:

  • Identify the programme and University of your choice
  • Fill the application form for admission to the University (available from the University, visit their website for more details)
  • Fill an application form for the scholarship (available on the IUCEA website at http://www.iucea.org;
  • Append the supporting documentation for the admission as per university requirements and the award as per section 7 below;
  • Submit both application forms electronically to the University and copy to the following email addresses:

EAC Scholarship Programme Supporting Documents

Please submit the following supporting documents together with the application forms

 a. Signed curriculum vitae

 b. Certified copies of all university degree certificates. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the data to make it smaller for uploading.

 c. Certified copies of all university transcripts. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the data to make it smaller for uploading.

 d. If applicable, an official letter was confirming release from your employer. The message must be on letterhead.

 e. Recent passport photograph in the colour of your full head and upper shoulders.

f. Evidence of citizenship of a Partner State in the East African Community such as a copy of national identity card/ passport/birth certificate;

 g. A well-written motivation letter in English showing the relevance of the intended programme of study to the EAC integration and development agenda

Note: The deadline for the scholarship is presently unavailable due to the present global epidemic, we advise you to visit the official website for more information.

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