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Five million Euros for EAC scholarships

By Sheila Ponnie

The Germany Bank announced five million Euros for scholarship to undergraduate students from East African Community (EAC).

The study programme sponsored by the Germany Bank will run for five consecutive years, Mou Mou Athian Kuol Undersecretary in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and EAC Affairs said.

The Inter-University Council for East Africa Community (IUCEA) in charge of higher education called for applications from undergraduate students from South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania,

Addressing the press yesterday Kuol said that IUCEA signed an MOU with Kyungdong University Global Campus, in South Korea and they agreed to offer 30 scholarships to the six East African Community partner states.

“These scholarships are distributed equally among the partner states and if there are 30 scholarships then each partner state has five (5) every year,” he said.

He said the scholarship would run for five years for the next five years.

Kuol who is also responsible for EAC Affairs added that the duration of the study will take four years and strictly for undergraduate students.

“The scholarship are awarded for bachelor degrees study in Smart computing, Hotel Management and Business Administration,” he Said.

Kuol explained that the Kyungdong University will provide admission for every selected student.

The sponsors will pay tuition fees of USD 10,000 per year and accommodation fee of USD 1,600 per year.

“The Inter-University Council of East Africa will be providing the return Air ticket at the beginning and end of the every two years and parents of the selected students will meet other basic living expenses estimated at USD 200 per month,” Kuol said.

He emphasized that the applicants must meet the criteria and that they should be a citizen of and resident in any EAC partner states.

“For you to qualify, you have to be academically excellent and make sure you have completed the pre-university level during the academic year of 2017 and 2018, and one should be proficient in English. The applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English,” he said.

This programme is supported by the German Development Bank (KFW) collaboration with the EAC (IUCEA)

 

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