Africans interested in graduate Land and Food programmes can now apply  for the Land and Food Fellowships  of the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester Uk  for the 2015/2016 academic session.

The fellowship identifies Africans, especially those from the Sub-Saharan regions who have experience in agriculture, food or natural resource exploitation and management; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa’s development for the awards.The programme is specifically linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses.

Worth of Awards

  • Scholarships cover tuition fees,
  • Board and accommodation,
  • Flights to and from the UK and South Africa,
  • Provision for networking and a short industrial placement mainly in South Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University.
  • Scholarships also cover incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement in South Africa. However, applicants are advised that funding does not include provision for home and family costs.

Eligibility

  • Nationals from sub-Saharan Africa are invited to apply for an Africa’s Land and Food Fellowship.
  • All applicants must complete the Africa’s Land and Food Fellowship application form and return this to the Royal Agricultural University by the deadline.
  • National of one of the following countries (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda), can apply for a Chevening Scholarship as part of their scholarship application.

How to Apply

  • For Africa’s Land and Food Fellowship applications, applicants  must download and complete both the application and reference forms.
  • These should then be submitted electronically.
  • Applicants who do not have access to e-mail, may complete the forms by hand and post them to the University address specified on the forms.
  • Although the application form asks applicants to detail their academic and employment record; however, the institution is also interested to hear about their involvement with community including any voluntary activities.
  • In addition, the institution particularly interested to hear about the development challenges facing there community or sector.
  • Applicants are to  describe the key challenges and how they can make a difference when they return home after completing the Fellowship programme.
  • In addition to the usual information included in references, the institution is  particularly interested in the referres views of the applicant’s academic and industrial aptitudes.
  •  In addition, the institution  would like the referres  opinion of the applicants understanding of the development challenges and their proposed support for their community/sector when they return.
  • The reference provided for the applicant is particularly important in the selection process

Deadline: Applications for 2014-15 are now invited. The deadline for submission is Friday November 30,2014. For those eligible for Chevening Scholarships, the deadline is early November 2014 depending on qualifying countries.

Click here for more details and to apply online

You can find out more about the 2014 Chevening Scholarship here.

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