Opening date: 5th July 2019
Closing date: 1st August 2019, 17:00 hours, East Africa Time
Thematic areas: 1) Mathematics, 2) Engineering, 3) Informatics, 4) Science, 5) Technology and 6) Business Science
Eligible applicants: EAC students with qualifications in the above thematic areas.
Duration of Scholarship: 2 years
The EAC Scholarship Programme is an initiative by 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 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 masters programmes, internships, mentoring, networking events and further leadership training activities. The scholarship will support masters students in Mathematics, Engineering, Informatics, Science, Technology and Business Science programmes. The programme will include a minimum 30 percent females students 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 to apply for the KFW funded Masters Scholarships.
The objective of the programme is to train masters scholars who will serve as change agents for regional economic development and integration in the EAC.