Scholarship description: This scholarship funding is geared at providing eligible candidates with leadership training; professional networks and industrial experience, together with study opportunities on Master’s programmes in agriculture, agri-business, food and rural development at the Royal Agricultural University.
Application deadline: The application for the funding will open between 1 November and 1 December 2016.
Eligible Countries: Candidates from any part of the Africa can apply.
Scholarship Country: Royal Agricultural University Cirencester Gloucestershire UK
Scholarship Info: Over £1.8 million has been generously provided by the private sector, foundations and charities in support of the programme. Since 2012 the UK Government has also supported Fellows through Chevening Scholarships.
Fellows return to Africa and many are now making significant leadership contributions through their various occupations to managing change in rural development, food supply and security, farming, agribusiness, agricultural education, research and in government. The programme is linked to four Masters Programmes: MSc’s in International Rural Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security and Business Management plus the MBA in International Food and Agri-business.
Eligibility: These fellowships are available to Africans from Sub-Saharan Africa who have experience and interest in agriculture, agri-business, food or natural resource management; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa’s development. In short, tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.
Number of scholarships: 10 scholarships in total
Value of scholarship: Each scholarship will cover tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK, provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa or in the UK. Note that scholarships will also cover incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement; however, applicants are advised that the provided funding will not include provision for home and family costs. Furthermore, Fellows are expected to return to their own countries following their UK studies to complete their programme and ‘begin to make a difference’.
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