RUFORUM Graduate Scholarship for East and Southern Africans

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 32 Universities in Eastern Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) with a goal to strengthen graduate training and agricultural related research.
This is achieved by providing resources and peer support to generate knowledge, research products and human resources to support agricultural development. RUFORUM has been involved in Regional graduate programmes that are responsive to stakeholder needs and
national development goals.

RUFORUM has received funding from Bill and Melinda Gates to support training of students on Master’s Degree Program in Research Methods hosted at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya for the academic year 2014/2015. Accordingly, applications are being invited for these scholarships.

Graduate Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements
RUFORUM is offering a limited number of scholarships.
Applicants MUST first apply to JKUAT for admission/acceptance to the university programme.
A proof of admission to the programme will be needed before the scholarship award.
Special consideration will be given to applicants from outside Kenya.
Women are highly encouraged to apply.

What the Scholarship Covers
The scholarship will cover application fees, tuition fees, research costs, economy class return ticket (for foreign students only), medical cover and living expenses. Full details will be given on admission.
It is important to note that the scholarship will not cater for family members/dependents of students

RUFORM Graduate Scholarships - Application Process
The application submission will be online through the RUFORUM Website (see links below) and will open from 24th – 30th March 2014.
Please DO NOT send your application packages by email or post. The package to upload (in English) shall include the following;
Duly filled fellowship/scholarship application form
Two Letters from the applicant’s referees, including one from previous academic institution
Scholarship Application Deadline
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts for the RUFORM Graduate Scholarships. Application deadline is 30th March 2014.

For information and application details, please visit the RUFORUM WEBSITE ON THIS LINK

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