Egerton University TAGDev 2.0 Scholarship 2024/2025

Summary

Egerton University

Hosting Entity

Full Sponsorship

Scholarship Amount

Undergraduate

Scholarship Level

2024-06-30

Application Deadline

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in collaboration with Mastercard Foundation and several prominent universities, has launched the 10-year (2023-2033) Transforming African Agricultural Universities to Meaningfully Contribute to Africa’s Growth and Development (TAGDev 2.0) program. This initiative involves Gulu University (Uganda), Egerton University (Kenya), Africa University (Zimbabwe), University of Free State (South Africa), Malawi University of Science and Technology (Malawi), University of Eldoret (Kenya), Uganda Martyrs University (Uganda), University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria), University of Cape Coast (Ghana), University of Bamenda (Cameroon), National University of Agriculture (Benin), and Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (Morocco).

The program aims to enhance the capacity of universities and TVET institutions to support community needs by equipping and empowering Africa’s youth and their institutions to drive inclusive, equitable, and climate-resilient transformation of agriculture and agrifood systems. It targets economically disadvantaged but academically capable young African students, supporting them in completing their studies. Applications from female candidates, refugees, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Applicable Universities for 2024/2025

Scholarships for the 2024/2025 academic year are available at:

  • – Gulu University (Uganda)
  • – Egerton University (Kenya)

Eligible Programs

Gulu University

Undergraduate Programs:

  1. BSc. Agriculture
  2. BSc. Food Bioscience and Agribusiness
  3. BSc. Biosystems Engineering
  4. BSc. Agrientrepreneurship and Communication Management

Masters Programs:

  1. MSc. Food Security and Community Nutrition
  2. MSc. Agri-Enterprises Development
  3. MSc. Agronomy
  4. MSc. Biosystems Engineering

Egerton University

Undergraduate Programs:

  1. BSc. Agricultural Education and Extension
  2. BSc. Science in Agriculture

Masters Programs:

  1. MSc. Agri Enterprise Development
  2. MSc. Environmental Studies

Eligibility Criteria

The TAGDev 2.0 Scholarship is open to East African nationals and refugees residing in Kenya and Uganda. Specific eligibility criteria include:

1. Nationality: Be a national of Kenya or Uganda, or a refugee residing in these countries.
2. Economic Background: Be from economically disadvantaged, marginalized communities, conflict, or post-conflict areas.
3. Age Limit:

  • – Undergraduate: Less than 25 years
  • – Masters: Less than 30 years
  • – Refugees and persons with disabilities: Undergraduate (29 years and below), Masters (34 years and below)

4. Education: Completed secondary school or diploma within two years from the time of this call.
5. Admission Criteria: Meet the admission requirements for the respective programs at Gulu University or Egerton University.
6. Specific Requirements:

  • – For Gulu University undergraduate programs, a High School Certificate (HSC) or Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or equivalent is required.
  • – For Egerton University, completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent is necessary.

7. Interests: Demonstrate an interest in agriculture, agribusiness, and entrepreneurship.
8. Leadership: Show leadership qualities and a commitment to serving humanity.

Scholarship Coverage

This comprehensive scholarship covers:

  • – Tuition fees
  • – Research costs
  • – Workshop and conference costs
  • – Living expenses, including stipend and hostel
  • – Laptop
  • – Internship and community engagement attachments
  • – Entrepreneurship training

Successful applicants are expected to excel academically, engage actively, and contribute to community services. They should also demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, create job opportunities, and show a commitment to personal and community development.

Nature of the Scholarship

The scholarship will be administered by the respective universities, with RUFORUM covering indirect costs such as participation in international conferences. Key points include:

  1. Scholarships will be renewed annually based on satisfactory academic performance.
  2. Retaking more than four courses will result in the withdrawal of the scholarship.
  3. Any falsification of information will lead to disqualification.
  4. Misconduct, including examination malpractice or violence, will result in the loss of the scholarship.
  5. Successful applicants are expected to become change-makers and maintain communication with RUFORUM and their universities as part of the program alumni.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted to the respective university:

Egerton University

  • – Prof. Nancy W. Mungai, TAGDev Program Coordinator
  • – TAGDev Office, Physics Block, First Floor, P.O Box 536-20115, Egerton – Njoro, Kenya
  • – Tel: +254 711 68 9880 or +254 720 390 893
  • – Email: mcf.chs@egerton.ac.ke

Gulu University

  • – Academic Registrar, Awich Road, Pece-Laroo Division, Gulu City, P.O.Box 166 Gulu, Uganda
  • – Tel: +256-471-433573
  • – Email: ar@gu.ac.ug

For additional information at Gulu University:

  • – Prof. Duncan Ongeng, TAGDev Programme Coordinator
  • – Tel: +256782673491
  • – Email: mcf.agric@gu.ac.ug

Online Application Process

  1. Access the RIMS Web Portal: (https://rims2.ruforum.org)
  2. Create an account by clicking “Register Here.”
  3. Activate your account via the email sent to your address.
  4. Log in and navigate to “Calls -> Scholarship Calls.”
  5. Select Call ID: RU/2024/TAGDev-2.0/001 and click “Apply.”
  6. Fill in the application form, saving drafts as needed.
  7. Download, print, and submit the form with your university application.

Submission Deadline

June 30, 2024

Virtual Information Sessions

  • – Friday, June 7, 2024
  • – Friday, June 14, 2024
  • – Friday, June 21, 2024
  • – Friday, June 28, 2024

All sessions start at 16:00 East African Time.

  • – Meeting ID: 814 4276 4525
  • – Passcode: 802022

For assistance, contact the administrator at mcf@ruforum.org.

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