Fully Funded 2018/2019 RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships for African Students

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is in conjunction with the MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University, and Egerton University to encourage the application of science, technology, business, and innovation for rural agriculture.

Application Deadline: Please  submit applications on or before  31st March 2018

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are for African countries. 70% will be for Kenya and Uganda nationals.

Scholarship Universities: Scholarships will taken in Gulu University and Egerton University.

Fields of Study: The RUFORUM Technical Committee (RTC) has chosen the following priority programs for the academic year 2018/2019 as eligible for application and to be supported:

Gulu University

  1. Bachelor of Science in AgriManagement
  2. Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness
  3. Master of Science in Biosystems Engineering
  4. Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
  5. Bachelor of Science Education (Agriculture)
  6. Master of Science in Food Security and Egerton University

Egerton University

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

Award Info: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University to implement 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 eight year program (2016-2024) and will be supporting students that are economically disadvantaged, those from post-conflict and conflict affected areas of Africa.

Students who are economically disadvantaged, and students from post-conflict and conflict-affected areas of Africa, are welcome to apply for admission and financial support at Gulu University (Uganda) or Egerton University (Kenya). The announcements lists the available academic programs at each university.

Type: Scholarships are only for Undergraduate, Masters programs.


  • This scholarship opportunity is o 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 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 this scholarship opportunity anyone with a double scholarship if found will automatically be discontinued.

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Females candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Number of Awardees: 45 Bachelor and 15 Master scholarships will be available.

Value of Scholarship: These are fully-funded scholarships for international students.

How to Apply: Applicants should obtain application forms for both the scholarships and admission from the university of choice. Applicants shall only apply to one university of choice. Application forms can also be downloaded from the Scholarship Webpage link below.

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