Apply: MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM scholarships (for Agriculture and related courses)

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Apply: MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM scholarships (for Agriculture and related courses)

Deadline: March 15, 2017


The MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM Scholarship Award 2017/2018


Background: 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. Interested applicants will undertake their training at Gulu University and Egerton University.


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Eligible Programmes: 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



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Who is Eligible to apply:
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. Read more


Attention: No payment for application forms prior to submission is required.


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Important downloads:

  1. RUFORUM Announcement
  2. RUFORUM Application form
  3. Egerton University Announcement
  4. Egerton University Masters Application form
  5. Egerton University Undergraduate form
  6. Gulu University Announcement
  7. Gulu University Masters Application form
  8. Gulu University Undergraduate Application form




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Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu



  1. obi 7 months ago February 28, 2017

    please, I want to apply for RUFORUM SCHOLARSHIP on agriculture, how can I get the link, thank you.

    • Kunlere Idowu 7 months ago February 28, 2017

      Thank you Obi for your comment.

      The link you asked for is on the page you read before making this comment.

      The MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM scholarships (on agriculture and related courses) are tenable at two universities: Egerton and Gulu.

      On the announcement on, you will find Egerton University (undergraduate and graduate application forms) as well as Gulu University (undergraduate and graduate application forms).

      Read through again and click on the one that applies to you to begin your application… We wish you the very best


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