Wednesday, July 10, 2019

East African Community (EAC) Scholarship Programme 2019 for Masters Studies

The EAC Scholarship Programme is an initiative by the East African Community (EAC), the InterUniversity 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. 


  • Applicants must be citizens of a partner state of the East African Community;
  • Possess the required academic qualifications for admission to the programme;
  • Submit a well written motivation letter in English elaborating on the following:
    • Motivation for wanting to pursue a the Masters Programme chosen in section 2 above
    • Foreseen professional engagement in EAC Integration agenda after completing the Masters
    • Expect application of the acquired skills and knowledge from the Masters Programme to contribute the EAC Integration Agenda
    • Personal professional and academic vision in the next 5 to 10 years
      Note: Please note that all the above should be covered in one letter of not more than 500 words
  • Be below 35 years of age
  • Have applied to study in an EAC Partner State other than their country of citizenship

Required Document:
  • Please submit the following supporting documents together with the application forms
  • Signed curriculum vitae
  • Certified copies of all university degree certificates. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
  • Certified copies of all university transcripts. Please combine into one file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading.
  • If applicable, an official letter confirming release from your employer. The letter must be on letterhead.
  • Recent passport photograph in colour of your full head and upper shoulders.
  • Evidence of citizenship of a Partner State in the East African Community such as copy of national identity card/passport/birth certificate;
  • A well written motivation letter in English showing the relevance of intended programme of study to the EAC integration and development agenda

How to Apply:
  • 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
  • Append the supporting documentation for the admission as per university requirements and for the scholarship
  • Submit both application forms electronically to the University and copy to the following email addresses:

01 August 2019


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