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CMAAE African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Masters Fellowship for African Researchers 2017


In its 3-year programme, our funding agency, in co-operation with the CMAAE Programme of AERC, is offering up to 50 in-region scholarships for the Master of Science Programme in Agricultural and Applied Economics. The objective of this cooperation is to support the national and regional postgraduate training programme offered by AERC.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2017

Offered annually? Yes

About the Award: The Collaborative Masters of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) programme of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is run in a network of 17 participating universities in 12 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

The students enroll in any of the 8 accredited university departments of Agricultural Economics (see application procedure below) for the first two semesters to take core courses before the successful ones converge at a Shared Facility for Specialization and Elective (SFSE) to undertake elective courses in the third semester, usually at the University of Pretoria.

Field of Study: Fields of specialization covered in the CMAAE programme include Agricultural and Rural Development, Agricultural Policy and Trade, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Agribusiness Management.

Type: Masters


  • Must be nationals of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda or Ethiopia;
  • Must have attained a First Class or a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) degree in Agricultural Economics or related field from a recognized university;
  • Must be willing to work in their country government ministries/ institutions upon graduation.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Duration of Fellowship: The duration of the CMAAE programme is 2 years, generally starting in August/September 2017 for all the universities except the University of Pretoria which will admit in January 2018.

How to Apply: Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to any of the eight CMAAE accredited universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university websites).

These are: Egerton University, Kenya; Haramaya University, Ethiopia; University of Nairobi, Kenya; Makerere University, Uganda; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania; Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi; University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe; and University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Upon receipt of an admission letter from the specific university, the applicant should upload the following documents via the AERC scholarships application portal not later than June 15, 2017.

  • Scholarship application letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • MSc admission letter or temporary/provisional admission letter, or an official letter assuring admission with fee structure;
  • Certified copies of University transcripts and certificates;
  • Academic reference from at least a Senior Lecturer;

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: AERC

Important Notes: Females, candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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