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MCF – RUFORUM Scholarships for Ugandan and Kenyan Students, 2019

The MCF @ RUFORUM Scholarships Program is launched by the MasterCard Foundation help the students from Africa as well as Kenya or Uganda region to accomplish their future education.

This program will be given to those applicants who are going to appear in the bachelor and master program at Gulu University and Egerton University.

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Good choice for international students to study a master degree.

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MasterCard Foundation is a worldwide establishment built up by Mastercard in 2006. Since its creation, the Foundation has banded together with various overall nongovernmental associations and center accomplices planning to improve budgetary life, fundamentally in the Global South.

Why at this MCF @ RUFORUM Awards? This aim of the program is to provide an equivalent opportunity to the candidates, regardless of where they began throughout everyday life.

Brief Description

University or Organization: MasterCard Foundation
Department: NA
Course Level: Bachelor and master program
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Ugandan and Kenyan Students
The program can be taken in Uganda
Application Deadline: Deadline of application for this fund has been closed but applicants are allowed to be applied for the next academic year.


  • Applicants, who have the nationality of Kenya and Uganda, can take advantage of this award. Candidates of any African country are also permitted to take part in this award under the Africa region award quota.
  • Applicants from Science in agri entrepreneurship and communication management, science in food and agribusiness, science in food security and community nutrition, and science in agri enterprises development subject areas are invited for this grant.
  • For being eligible for this grant, holders ought to be from economically disadvantaged, marginalized communities, coming from conflict and post-conflict areas along with this they must be less than 25 years for undergraduate and less than 30 years for master’s studies by the deadline of the application. Learners should be capable of demonstrating an interest in agriculture, agribusiness, and entrepreneurship, commitment to leadership. Pupils should be committed to working in agriculture, agricultural value chains and rural development as well as a commitment to community engagement and transformation.

How to Apply

  • How to apply: Applicants should obtain application forms for both the awards and admission from the University of choice. Applicants shall only apply to one university of choice. Application forms can also be downloaded from the following websitesRUFORUM, Gulu University, and Egerton University. Applicants are encouraged to carefully study the application guidelines and provide all the required information and documents prior to submitting the application. Females are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications can be submitted in hard copy or by email attachment to program coordinators in the University of Choice. Applications (PDF) by email attachment should not be more than 1 MB and two file attachment (university admission form and application form).
  • Supporting Documents: For being considered for this award, holders are advised to submit all the documents as guided in the application form for university admission, both the program application form and the university admission form at the same time, academic certificates and transcripts, and police clearance certificate (Certificate of good conduct).
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have completed secondary school and/or diploma.
  • Language Requirement:  For being applied for the free study, the applicant should be an expert in the English language.


The program will be given to the learners by covering tuition fees, one return air ticket for African students from outside Uganda and Kenya, research costs, workshop and conference costs, living expenses including stipend and accommodation fees, laptop, internship attachment, community engagement and field attachment, and entrepreneurship training.

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