Africa’s Land and Food Masters Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan Africans in UK, 2015-2016
August 13, 2014
2015, 2016, agriculture, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Fellowship, Master's, MSc, Sub-Saharan Africa, UK
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African Fellowship Trust is inviting applications for masters fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans. The programme is specifically linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses at RAU in UK. Scholarships cover tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK (and where applicable to and from South Africa), provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University or in the UK. The application deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI): July-September and completing a full application is September-November 2014.Study Subject(s): The programme is specifically linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses at RAU in UK.
Course Level: Fellowship is for pursuing Masters- MSc degree at Royal Agricultural University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: African Fellowship Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Fellowships are offered to Africans from Sub-Saharan Africa who have experience in agriculture, food or natural resource management; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa’s development. In short, tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DRC (Zaire), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible for this masters fellowship.
Scholarship Description: Since the Fellowship was launched in 2005, over £1.6 million has been generously provided by business donors, and since 2012 the UK Government, in support of the programme. This funding is provided for leadership training; the development of professional networks and supporting industrial experience, together with study opportunities on Master’s programmes in agriculture, food and rural development at the Royal Agricultural University. Fellows subsequently return to Africa and many are now making significant leadership contributions through their various occupations to managing change in rural development, food supply and security, farming, agribusiness, agricultural education, research and government. The programme is linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses.
Number of award(s): Ten African fellows each year will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? Scholarships cover tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK (and where applicable to and from South Africa), provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University or in the UK. Scholarships also cover incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement; however, applicants are advised that funding does not include provision for home and family costs.
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: You should apply online to the Royal Agricultural University by the deadline of the 30th November 2014. If you are unable to apply online you can download and complete both the application and reference forms. These should then be submitted electronically or posted to the address specified on the forms.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI): July-September and Completing a full application is September-November 2014.
Further Official Scholarship Information and Application
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