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

Application Deadline: 15th March 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (Universities): Gulu University and Egerton University.

Fields of Study: The RUFORUM Technical Committee (RTC) has identified the following priority programs for the academic year 2017/2018 as eligible for application and to be supported:
Gulu University
1. Bachelor of Science in Agri-Entrepreneurship and Communication
2. Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness
3. Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
4. Master of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
Egerton University
1. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
2. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
3. Master of Science in Community Studies and Extension
4. Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development

About the Award: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing 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: Undergraduate, Masters


  • This scholarship opportunity is 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.

Females are particularly encouraged to apply

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded

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.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: MasterCard Foundation, Egerton University, Gulu University

One Response to "RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate and Masters Scholarships for African Students 2017/2018"

  1. samuel irungu waititu  March 5, 2017

    am unable to apply am samuel irungu waititu am aged 21 :I completed secondary school 2016 in a school in laikipia county i scored a B- where the cut off point for enty to university was a C+ therefore meeting the threthhold to :join camp as in kenya right now in our place there is alot of drought even in my homested we ar sleeping hungry the area being a drought prone area my father is a pastrolist where he was telling mie to quit education to go on herding but i have passion for education I am: unable to get the download even I cannot acquire the money to go to Egerton to get the form for application but I have qualified for the scolaship .Iwas notified by my former teacher to contact you being the best student in his school . 0790737033


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