German Development Bank (KFW) Masters Scholarships 2022/2023 for East African Students

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Ifeoma Chime

KFW Masters Scholarships: Call for Applications from Students in the East African Community (EAC) to pursue KFW funded Masters Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 17th September 2021 not later than 17:00 hours, East African Time

Eligible Countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

To be Taken at (Country): EAC Partner State other than their country of citizenship

Field(s) of Study: 1) Mathematics, 2) Engineering, 3) Informatics, 4) Science, 5) Technology and 6) Business Science.

About the Award: Applications are invited for the German Development Bank (KFW) Masters Scholarships programme supported by the German Development Bank (KFW) in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC) and implemented by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA). The goal of this initiative is to contribute towards training leaders that will foster EAC regional integration.

Applicants are expected to study in countries other than their own in selected universities and programmes. Successful applicants will  be offered a comprehensive package including scholarships for the masters programmes, internships, mentoring, networking events and further leadership training activities. The scholarship will support masters students in Mathematics, Engineering, Informatics, Science, Technology and Business Science programmes. IUCEA hereby invites applications from students who are citizens of the East African Community (EAC) Partner States to apply for the KFW funded Masters Scholarships.

Type: Masters

Selection Criteria: The minimum requirements for qualification for the programme are:

  1. Be a citizen of a partner state of the East African Community;
  2. Possess the required academic qualifications for admission to the programme (at least at the level of Upper Second Class Honours or “Distinction” as applicable;
  3. Submit a motivation letter in English (with not more than 500 words) as follows:
  • well written (grammatically and professionally)
  • Demonstrates a convincing motivation for wanting to pursue the Master’s Programme chosen
  • Adequately demonstrates the applicant’s foreseen professional engagement in the EAC Integration agenda after completing the Master’s Programme
  • Demonstrates how they expect to apply the acquired skills and knowledge from the Master’s Programme to contribute to the EAC Integration Agenda
  • Demonstrates where they anticipate to see themselves professionally and academically in 5 and 10 years.

Note: This has to be one letter

i. Be below 35 years of age; and
ii. Have obtained an admission from a university in another country in the EAC Region other than their own.

Number of Awards: 60

Value of Award: The project offers financial support to academically skilled and disadvantaged Master’s students with the main focus on priority areas. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to join the programme.

The scholarship covers:

  1. University tuition fees: payable directly to the university according to an official invoice;
  2. Stipend: EUR380 per month to support living expenses including housing, food, utilities, local transportation and settlement expenses;
  3. Allowances for study materials and research: EUR 1,500 one-off allowance;
  4. Medical insurance; and
  5. Extracurricular events: at least one event per year.

Duration of Award: 2 years

How to Apply:

The application process is two-fold and each MUST be completed separately

  • Application for admission to the university;

Step 1: Identify the programme and University of their choice from section 4 above that contains Eligible Programmes;

Step 2: Fill the application form for admission to the university of choice (this can be found on the university website).  Ensure you pay the University application fee.

Step 3: Submit the completed university application form and its supporting documents to the university indicating that you intend to apply for the EAC Scholarship Programme.

Notes: (1)  Candidates may apply to more than one University.

(2) Candidates may apply for more than one programme; however,  each programme should have its own application form and attachments.                                                                                                   

  • Application for the EAC Scholarship

Step 4: Register online for the EAC scholarship (https://forms.gle/Nh36sAxUc4Vsn1ex8)

Step 5Download the scholarship application form from the IUCEA website (www.iucea.org) under Scholarships and fill it.

Step 6: Submit the filled application form in step 5 and supporting documents in pdf format as one zipped folder electronically to;

  • scholarships@iucea.org and
  • projects@adroitconsultinternational.com indicating the subject line as; YOUR NAME, PROGRAMME APPLIED FOR AND UNIVERSITY e.g. Tsavo Simba, MBA at

Adroit University

Supporting Documents are;

  1. A letter of motivation for applying for the scholarship (find the structure of the letter in Section 4-e above)
  2. Signed curriculum vitae
  3. Certified copies of all university degree certificates and transcripts.
  4. A copy of the university Application Form and its attachments.
  5. A recent passport photograph in colour of your full head and upper shoulders.
  6. Evidence of Nationality of a Partner State in the East African Community such as copy of national identity card/ passport/birth certificate.
  7. Any other form of evidence required in the application form e.g. medical reports, photos and letters of reference.

Note: (1) Applicants with academic qualifications obtained from foreign institutions must be equated by the National Council/ Commission for Higher Education in their respective countries.

(2) Applicants with supporting documents (transcripts, certificates among others) in languages other than English are required to submit both the originals and copies translated to the English language by an accredited language translations provider.

  • GOODLUCK

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