[email protected] Scholarships opens for applications 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.

Successful applicants will be expected to become champions and transformative leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers at various levels and shall remain communicating with RUFORUM and universities for at least 5 years after completing their studies
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
in partnership with 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) which will be supporting students
that are economically disadvantaged, those from post-conflict and conflict-affected
areas of Africa. Interested applicants will undertake their training at Gulu
University and Egerton University.

Worth of Award

  • This is a full board comprehensive scholarship that covers: tuition fees, one return
    air ticket for African students from outside Uganda and Kenya,
  • research costs, workshop and conference costs, living expenses including stipend and hostel, laptop, internship attachment, community engagement and field attachment,
    and entrepreneurship training.

Eligible Programmes
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 Agri-Entrepreneurship and Communication Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Agriculture)
  •  Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
  •  Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition

Egerton University

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


  • 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 a 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 from this scholarship opportunity.
  • Anyone with a double scholarship if found will automatically be discontinued.

Selection 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 from 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 (UACEl) or its
equivalent. For admission into Egerton University one must have
completed the Kenya Secondary Education Certificate (KSCE) or its

How to Apply
Application forms (for admission and scholarship) must be submitted to the
respective university of choice:
Egerton University
Prof. Nancy W. Mungai
TAGDev Program Coordinator
Egerton University
TAGDev Program’s Office Located in New Physics Block
P.O Box 536-20115, Egerton
Njoro, Kenya
Tel: +254 711 68 9880 or +254 720 390 893
Email: [email protected]
Gulu University
Academic Registrar, Gulu University
Awich Road, Laroo Division, Gulu municipality
P.O.Box 166 Gulu, Uganda
Tel: +256 782673491
Email: [email protected]
For additional information about the scholarship at Gulu University Please
Assoc. Prof. Duncan Ongeng
Tel: +256 782673491
Email: [email protected]

Deadline: To be announced

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